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Title: New International Criminal and Asian Organized Crime--Report of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs United States Senate December 1992
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 59
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Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-039855-X
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes 10 months of hearings concerning the growing threat of international Asian crime organizations.
Abstract: The first section describes the general structure and nature of specific crime groups: Ethnic Chinese organized crime, Vietnamese gangs, and Japanese organized crime. Next, the activities of Chinese and Vietnamese organized crime in New York City, Northern California, and Southern California are summarized. The following section is devoted to specific organized crime activities including narcotics trafficking, gambling operations, extortion, home invasion robberies, prostitution, alien smuggling, money laundering, computer chip theft, credit card counterfeiting, and control of Asian entertainment. A section on the challenges facing international law enforcement surveys the enforcement systems of other countries which are threatened by Asian organized crime: Hong Kong, Taiwan, the People's Republic of China, other Asian countries, Canada, and Japan. Last, the Committee's recommendations concerning international cooperation and initiatives, domestic initiatives, and immigration issues are listed. The report concludes that Asian criminal groups have become a worldwide threat and that US and foreign law enforcement entities are ill equipped to meet the challenge. Several charts are appended.
Main Term(s): Asian gangs
Index Term(s): International Law Enforcement Cooperation; Organized crime; Organized crime prevention
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