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TitleTransnational Drug Trafficking Across the Vietnam-Laos Border [electronic resource] / by Hai Thanh Luong
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XXI, 221 p. 3 illus., 2 illus. in color. online resource


This book presents the first detailed inquiry into the nature of cross-border drug trafficking between Laos People’s Democratic Republic and Vietnam using an exploratory approach, which draws upon qualitative and quantitative methods. It draws from case studies, interviews and survey data from criminal investigation police and drug-related crimes officers (CIPDRC) from six border provinces which are directly and indirectly involved in investigating these cases. The findings indicate that drug markets in Vietnam are not controlled by monopolistic, hierarchical organizations or ‘cartels’ but small structures, based on family ties and fellow-countrymen relations, which are are fluid and loosely organized. They are very adaptable and sophisticated with diverse modus operandi and multiple divisions of labour which present particular challenges to law enforcement agencies


1. Introduction -- 2. Drug Trafficking across Vietnam’s Borderland Areas -- 3. Family-based Structure and Fellow-Countrymen Association -- 4. Modus Operandi of Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Vietnam -- 5. Barriers and Challenges to Combat Transnational Narcotics Trafficking -- 6. Initiative Issues to Combat Cross-Border Drug Trafficking -- 7. Conclusions

Criminology Law—Asia Transnational crime Police Criminal behavior Crime prevention Asian Criminology. Transnational Crime. Policing. Criminal Behavior. Crime Prevention.


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