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NCJ Number: 182612 Find in a Library
Title: Southeast Asia and the Golden Triangle's Heroin Trade: Threat and Response
Journal: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism  Volume:23  Issue:2  Dated:April-June 2000  Pages:89-106
Author(s): Peter Chalk
Editor(s): Bruce Hoffman
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 18
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia lies at the heart of the global heroin trade, accounting for roughly 60 percent of all illicit opium production worldwide.
Abstract: Drugs from this part of the world have had an insidious, corrosive, far-reaching, and at times highly destabilizing impact. In particular, they have been linked to an explosion of AIDS, social instability, lack of economic performance, official corruption, and organized crime. These effects have been felt, in one form or another, throughout Southeast Asia, North America, Australia, and Northeast Asia. Dealing with the threat posed by the Golden Triangle's heroin trade will require a fully inclusive strategy that emphasizes both supply disruption and demand reduction. While certain Southeast Asian states have pledged to intensify the scope and effectiveness of their drug policies, official apathy is widespread and continues to mitigate against effective counter-measures. Money laundering centers of Southeast Asian drug cartels are discussed. 61 notes
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drug cartels; Drug manufacturing; Drug regulation; Drug Related Crime; Drug smuggling; Foreign crime prevention; Heroin; International drug law enforcement; Money laundering; Opioids; South-East Asia
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