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NCJ Number: 66238 Find in a Library
Title: LINKS BETWEEN CURRENCY COUNTERFEITING AND OTHER FORMS OF CRIME
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: International Criminal Police Organization
France
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: International Criminal Police Organization
92210 Saint Cloud, France
Publication Number: 9
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: SUMMARIES OF CASES FROM SEVERAL COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD DEMONSTRATE THE CORRELATION BETWEEN CURRENCY COUNTERFEITING AND CRIMES SUCH AS ILLICIT DRUG TRAFFIC AND THEFT.
Abstract: THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION (INTERPOL) SESSION IN 1972 RECOMMENDED THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION ON COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY CASES WHICH WERE LINKED WITH OTHER FORMS OF CRIME. TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION, THIS STUDY ORGANIZED 21 CASES FROM 1960 TO 1973 INTO 3 TABLES TO SHOW (1) CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CURRENCY COUNTERFEITING AND ILLICIT DRUG TRAFFIC, (2) CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CURRENCY COUNTERFEITING AND OTHER FORMS OF CRIME, AND (3) CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ILLICIT DRUG TRAFFIC AND OTHER CRIMES. EACH TABLE PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE DATE, COUNTRY, AND TYPE OF OFFENSE ALONG WITH OFFENDERS AND THEIR NATIONALITIES AND REMARKS ON THE CRIME. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CURRENCY COUNTERFEITING AND OTHER CRIMES THAT HAS BEEN EVIDENT FOR SEVERAL DECADES IS SUPPORTED IN THE DATA. THE CASE SUMMARIES REFLECT A STRONG LINK BETWEEN COUNTERFEITING AND DRUG TRAFFIC, AS WELL AS BETWEEN DRUG CASES AND MURDER, THEFT, FRAUD, AND TRAFFIC IN ARMS. A FEW COUNTERFEITING CASES WERE TIED TO THEFT OR SMUGGLING. THESE RELATIONSHIPS PROBABLY CONSTITUTE ONE ASPECT OF THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY OF INTERNATIONAL GANGS. REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (1) EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION IN THIS FIELD SHOULD BE INCREASED, AND (2) LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES SHOULD CONSOLIDATE THEIR EFFORTS TARGETED AT INTERNATIONAL GANGS, COUNTERFEITING, AND DRUG TRAFFIC. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Counterfeiting; Drug smuggling; International crime statistics; International Criminal Police Organization; International police activities
Note: REPORT SUBMITTED BY THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT TO THE 42ND SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION - VIENNA, OCTOBER 1973
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