Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia

Transnational Drug Trafficking Across the Vietnam-Laos Border

Authors: Luong, Hai Thanh

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  • Comes from a law enforcement practitioner with rich, local knowledge
  • Examines the ‘Golden Triangle’ in transnational drug trafficking, where a large percentage of the world’s illicit cultivation of the opium poppy takes place
  • Contributes to both policy and law enforcement practice
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This book presents the first detailed inquiry into the nature of cross-border drug trafficking between Laos People’s Democratic Republic and Vietnam, using an exploratory approach. It draws upon qualitative and quantitative methods, case studies, interviews and survey data from criminal investigation police and drug-related crimes officers (CIPDRC) from six border provinces which are directly and indirectly involved in investigating these cross-border cases. The author demonstrates that drug markets in Vietnam are not controlled by monopolistic, hierarchical organizations or ‘cartels’ but small structures, based on family ties and fellow-countrymen relations, which are fluid and loosely organized. They are very adaptable and sophisticated with diverse modus operandi and multiple divisions of labour which present particular challenges to law enforcement agencies, which the author discusses. 

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Hai Thanh Luong is Honorary Principal Research Fellow at Royal Melbourne Institute for Technology University, Australia. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Drug Trafficking Across the Vietnam-Laos Border
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15773-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15773-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15772-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 221
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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