Transnational drug trafficking across the Vietnam-Laos border

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...

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Main Author: Luong, Hai Thanh (Author)
Format: Electronic/Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cham, Switzerland Palgrave Macmillan [2019]
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Summary: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
Physical Description:xxi, 221 Seiten Illustrationen 21 cm
ISBN:9783030157722
3030157725
DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-15773-9