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Angels, Mobsters and Narco-Terrorists: The Rising Menace of Global Criminal Empires

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As if fighting terrorism isn't enough for Western law-enforcement and security agencies, now they face new and disturbing trends among criminal gangs. First, criminal gangs are expanding their activities to reach around the world. Second, they are engaging in cooperative ventures, such as trading drugs for arms. Third, they have become more ruthless. Cunning, and dangerous, even so far as to number terrorist among their clients.

In their ground-breaking book, Antonio Nicaso, and internationally renowned expert on organized crime groups, and Lee Lamothe, a veteran investigative journalist specializing in criminal conspiracies and human smuggling, present solid evidence of how established organized crime groups—such as the Mafia and Triads—have changed tactics to face the challenges of a changing underworld—a world that is seeing the rise of violent and power-hungry gangs from Albania, Mexico and Russia.

ANGELS, MOBSTERS AND NARCO-TERRORISTS. Offers a brutally realistic look at how the United States and Canada, due to their shared border, have become prime targets for criminal empires that routinely engage in money laundering and traffic in human cargo, narcotics, arms, and prostitution. On the international scene, the book reveals how state-sanctioned crime thieves on heroin profits and cyber crime is emerging as a very lucrative and baffling activity to investigate and shut down.

From Outlaw motorcycle gangs to narco-terrorists, this book takes the reader inside the world of organized crime—the criminals and their crimes, the victims, and the investigators. It is an unflinching look at how far organized crime has penetrated our lives.

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In this ground-breaking book, Antonio Nicaso, an internationally renowned expert on organized crime groups, and Lee Lamothe, a veteran investigative journalist specializing in criminal conspiracies, present solid evidence of how established organized crime groups--such as the Mafia and the Triads--have changed their tactics and allegiances to protect their interests against the rise of violent and power-hungry gangs from Albania, Mexico, and Russia.

Angels, Mobsters, & Narco-Terrorists reveals how, due to their shared border, the USA and Canada have become prime targets for criminal groups that engage in money laundering and prostitution rings, and trafficking in human cargo, narcotics, and arms. On the international scene, state-sanctioned crime is thriving on heroin profits and cyber crime is emerging as a very lucrative and baffling activity to investigate and shut down.

Dive inside the world of organized crime and discover how far it has penetrated our lives.

About the Author

#LINK<Antonio Nicaso is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author, university lecturer, and internationally recognized expert on organized crime. He is known to have publsihed, for the first time, the secretive "Mafia's Code." His books have been translated into a smany as six languages. His most recent book is Rocco Perri: The Story of Canada's Most Notoriuos Bootlegger (Wiley, 0-470-83526-5, 2004).>#

Lee Lamothe is the author of Criminal Acts II, Global Mafia and Bloodlines: The Rise and Fall of the Mafia's Royal Family (with Antonio Nicaso), and the novel The Last Thief. Soon to be published is his book on human cargo smuggling titled The Trail of Misery  (HarperCollins). Lee Lamothe has covered organized crime as a journalist, author and financial crime investigator, and has conducted investigations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME GROUPS.

'Ndrangeta

Sicilian Mafia.

La Costa Nostra.

Camorra.

Sacra Corona Unita.

PART TWO: ASIAN ORGANIZED CRIME.

Structure.

Triads.

Tongs.

Operation Candy Box.

The 125 Organization.

Japanese/Korean Crime Groups.

Yakuza.

Korean Organized Crime.

The North Korean Government.

Myanmar.

PART THREE: RUSSIAN ORGANIZED CRIME GROUPS.

Crime and Emigration.

Vory v Zakone.

"Yaponchik".

Brighton Beach.

Project Osada.

Semion Mogilevich and the YBM Scandal.

PART FOUR: ISRAELI ORGANIZED CRIME.

The Estasy Connection.

The Rosenstein-Aberjil War.

PART FIVE: ALBANIAN ORGANIZED CRIME.

The Balkan Connection.

"The Corporation".

A Terrorist Connection?

PART SIX: COLOMBIAN AND MEXICAN CARTELS.

The Border Economy.

Colombian Cartels.

The Rise and Fall of Cartels.

Mexico.

International Criminal Networks.

MS-13.

PART SEVEN: OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS.

Businessmen in Biker Attire.

Hells Angels.

PART EIGHT: AFRICAN ORGANIZED CRIME.

The Black Hole.

PART NINE: NARCO-TERRORISM.

Brothers in Arms and Drugs.

Cyber Crime.

PART TEN: CANADA: THE TRIPLE-THREAT COMPANY.

Haven, Transit and Source.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470157534
Subtitle:
The Rising Menace of Global Criminal Empires
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Nicaso, Antonio
Author:
Lamothe, Lee
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Science : General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
True Crime : Organized Crime
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080822
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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"Synopsis" by , In this ground-breaking book, Antonio Nicaso, an internationally renowned expert on organized crime groups, and Lee Lamothe, a veteran investigative journalist specializing in criminal conspiracies, present solid evidence of how established organized crime groups--such as the Mafia and the Triads--have changed their tactics and allegiances to protect their interests against the rise of violent and power-hungry gangs from Albania, Mexico, and Russia.

Angels, Mobsters, & Narco-Terrorists reveals how, due to their shared border, the USA and Canada have become prime targets for criminal groups that engage in money laundering and prostitution rings, and trafficking in human cargo, narcotics, and arms. On the international scene, state-sanctioned crime is thriving on heroin profits and cyber crime is emerging as a very lucrative and baffling activity to investigate and shut down.

Dive inside the world of organized crime and discover how far it has penetrated our lives.

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