The Merger

The Merger

How Organized Crime Is Taking Over Canada and the World

Book - 1999
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There was a time when crime was local and gang members killed each other in turf wars. Not any more. In today's economy, virtually any business, including the illicit ones, can benefit by expanding into new markets, by drawing upon resources that were previously inaccessible, and by exploiting the latest technology to create organizational efficiencies. Like their colleagues in other industries, crime syndicates are also coming to terms with the effects of globalization. The benefits of co-operation are obvious. Today, the Russians are in business with the Mafia running fraudulent fuel-tax scams and illegal gambling, and establishing drug distribution networks in the U.S. and Canada. The Russians have also gone into business with the Colombians to deal cocaine and arms along the eastern seaboard. In turn, the Colombians have worked out agreements with the Italians to smuggle cocaine into Europe and North America and to launder drug money. In both cases, Canada is a primary market. For such sophisticated criminal organizations it is also the figurative equivalent of a candy store. In the course of his research, Jeffrey Robinson developed contacts in police organizations all over the world - not least among the RCMP. These same sources have given him profound insight into the merging of criminal capabilities that now poses a frightening challenge to law enforcement agencies all over the world. Canadians will be shocked to discover the extent to which some of their fellow citizens are involved.
Publisher: Toronto : M&S, c1999.
ISBN: 9780771075650
0771075650
Branch Call Number: 364/.106/Rob 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 387 p.

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