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Title: Asian organized Crime: The New International Criminal -- Hearings Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, 102nd Congress, 2nd Session, June 18 and August 4, 1992
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on Government Affairs
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 219
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As part of a series of hearings, this hearing focused on testimonies concerning crime organizations from Asia, their international operations, and their activities in the United States.
Abstract: The opening statement by Senators Nunn and Roth emphasized the growing threat of Asian organized crime, especially of Hong Kong-based secret crime organizations which use latest technology to spread their activities to other countries. Witnesses who testified before the committee included a committee staff investigator, two detectives from the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department, and two convicted heroin smugglers who were also members of Hong Kong crime triads. A representative of Financial Crime Enforcement Network spoke on money laundering operations while an executive of VISA International explained how crime organizations use counterfeit credit cards to defraud credit card organizations. A member of the CIA discussed the role of organized crime groups in trafficking heroin from Southeast Asia to the United States. To conclude the hearing, a Japanese criminal described Japan's organized crime scene. The prepared statements of the witnesses in order of appearance as well as numerous exhibits are appended.
Main Term(s): Asian gangs
Index Term(s): Credit card fraud; Drug smuggling; Money laundering; Organized crime
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