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Transnational organized crime in East Asia and the Pacific : a threat assessment, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Label
Transnational organized crime in East Asia and the Pacific : a threat assessment
Title
Transnational organized crime in East Asia and the Pacific
Title remainder
a threat assessment
Statement of responsibility
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Human trafficking and smuggling of migrants: Four of the 12 illicit flows reviewed in this report involve human beings. The first two concern movement between the countries of the region, one for general labour and one for sexual exploitation. The third concerns the smuggling of migrants from the region to the rich countries of the West, and the last focuses on migrants smuggled through the region from the poor and conflicted countries of South and Southwest Asia. Drug trafficking: The production and use of opiates has a long history in the region, but the main opiate problem in the 21st century involves the more refined form of the drug: heroin. In addition, methamphetamine has been a threat in parts of East Asia for decades (in the form of yaba tablets), but crystal methamphetamine has recently grown greatly in popularity. Virtually every country in the region has some crystal methamphetamine users, and some populations consume at very high levels.Resources: Resource-related crimes include those related to both extractive industries, such as the illegal harvesting of wildlife and timber, and other crimes that have a negative impact on the environment, such as the dumping of e-waste and the trade in ozone-depleting substances. In all cases, the threat goes beyond borders, jeopardizing the global environmental heritage. These are therefore crimes of inherent international significance, though they are frequently dealt with lightly under local legislation.Counterfeit goods: The trade in counterfeit goods is often perceived as a "soft" form of crime, but can have dangerous consequences for public health and safety. Fraudulent medicines in particular pose a threat to public health, and their use can foster the growth of treatment resistant pathogens
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6252.5.E18
LC item number
T75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transnational crime
  • Organized crime
  • Human trafficking
  • Drug traffic
  • Transnational crime
  • Organized crime
  • Wild animal trade
Label
Transnational organized crime in East Asia and the Pacific : a threat assessment, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"April 2013."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-173)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : fighting transnational organized crime -- Smuggling of migrants and labour trafficking within the Greater Mekong Sub-Region -- Trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation within the Greater Mekong Sub-Region -- Migrant smuggling from East and Southeast Asia to the United States and the European Union -- Migrant smuggling from South and West Asia through Southeast Asia to Australia and Canada -- Trafficking of opiates from Myanmar and Afghanistan into East Asia and the Pacific -- Trafficking of methamphetamines from Myanmar and China to the region -- The illegal wildlife trade in East Asia and the Pacific -- Illicit trade in wood-based products from the region to the world -- Illicit trade in electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) from the world to the region -- Illicit trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS) from East Asia to the world -- Counterfeit consumer goods from East Asia to the United States and the European Union -- Fraudulent essential medicines from East Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa -- Key issues and implications for response
Control code
854139823
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9789211303148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color maps, color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854139823
Label
Transnational organized crime in East Asia and the Pacific : a threat assessment, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Publication
Copyright
Note
"April 2013."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-173)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : fighting transnational organized crime -- Smuggling of migrants and labour trafficking within the Greater Mekong Sub-Region -- Trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation within the Greater Mekong Sub-Region -- Migrant smuggling from East and Southeast Asia to the United States and the European Union -- Migrant smuggling from South and West Asia through Southeast Asia to Australia and Canada -- Trafficking of opiates from Myanmar and Afghanistan into East Asia and the Pacific -- Trafficking of methamphetamines from Myanmar and China to the region -- The illegal wildlife trade in East Asia and the Pacific -- Illicit trade in wood-based products from the region to the world -- Illicit trade in electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) from the world to the region -- Illicit trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS) from East Asia to the world -- Counterfeit consumer goods from East Asia to the United States and the European Union -- Fraudulent essential medicines from East Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa -- Key issues and implications for response
Control code
854139823
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9789211303148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color maps, color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854139823

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