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Smuggling in Southeast Asia

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Much of my work has centered on the history of people, ideas, and material in motion in and around Southeast Asia, especially in the late colonial age.  My first book, Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier (Yale, 2005), examined many of these ideas by analyzing the history of smuggling in the region.  Several edited volumes now in press also look at Southeast Asia’s connections with the Middle East; at the idea of Indonesia over a two thousand year-period; and at the meeting of History and Anthropology generally (and conceptually) as disciplines.  My next ...
covers systems throughout human history in which one human being is legally the property of another, can be bought or sold, is not allowed to escape and must work for the owner without any choice involved. A critical element is that children of a slave mother automatically become slaves. It does not include forced labor by prisoners , labor camps , or other forms of unfree labor in which laborers are not considered property. Slavery can be traced back to the earliest records, such as the Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1760 BC), which refers to it as an established institution. Slavery is rare among hunter-gatherer populations as slavery ...
A Pilgrimage to Preah Vihear « ABCambodia 107.5fm
If ever there was an urgency to get Preah Vihear on the World Heritage listing it is now before every artistic example from this sacred site is lost forever for humanity to experience. It is very unfortunate that Cambodia and Thailand have taken so long to bridge their distrust for one another on who could claim managing seniority of Preah Vihear. Those attitudes of distrust have allowed one of the most sacred temples on earth to be robbed of its art work so that no longer can people of this planet experience the past glory of this Shivaite sanctuary created between the 9th and 16th century. The desolation that has befallen ... market research, surveys and trends
Theft of artifacts
Here's an article that talks about the theft of Khmer artifacts, which was published in 2005 but is just as relevant today. Villagers Guard Their Own Antiquities - by Frances Suselo, Oct 2005 Reet, 14, grew up among the hilltop ruins of this district, about an hour's drive from the capital Phnom Penh and learned how to count by going up and down its 412 steps. It is also right here at the local school that he learned about the looting of antiquities from the 11th century temple, also called Phnom Chisor, at the top of the hill. But, he tells visitors, ''There is no looting here''. The community ... market research, surveys and trends


MONEY LAUNDERING, DRUG RUNNING, COUNTERFEIT OPERATION, SEC, 8M+MISSING STOCKS, PARMALAT, WTC'S & Enron, investment espio Posted By: watcher51445 < Send E-Mail > Date: Friday, 8-Jan-2010 07:58:36 In Response To: REPOST: Executive Order -- Amending Executive Order 12425 (watcher51445) By: V.K. Durham 4/20/06 MONEY LAUNDERING, DRUG RUNNING, COUNTERFEIT OPERATION, SEC, 8+MILLION MISSING STOCKS, PARMALAT, WTC'S, and Enron, investment espionage and the White House Active CIA and FBI agents were "loaned" to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Andy's Cambodia: May 2008
Anniversaries often include a look-back into the past and a comment to one of my blog posts recently jogged my memory that following my first-ever visit to Cambodia in November 1994, I wrote an article for my company's quarterly magazine. I've just managed to track it down and repeat it here for posterity. Reading it now, some 14 years later, I wish I had been more descriptive about the sights, sounds and smells I encountered, such as the hordes of limbless beggars in ragged military uniforms that invaded the Central Market area every morning, the constant blaring of car horns at all hours of the day, the absence of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
A 'Flood' of Narcotics, but Some Victories In Drug War
In this file photo, seven Iranians are shown to the media after being arrested in December by Indonesian police for drug smuggling. 476 capsules containing methamphetamine were found inside their stomachs. Indonesia has experienced a 300% upsurge in drug smuggling in the last six years according to the head of the National Narcotics Agency. (JG Photo/J.P. Christo) Denpasar. Indonesia is experiencing a massive surge in drug smuggling, the anti-narcotics chief said at a conference in Bali on Monday. “There has been a 300 percent increase in [the number of drug smugglers arrested] over the past six years,” Gories Mere, head of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Who is the Real 'American Gangster'?
In 2007,  actor Denzel Washington starred in “American Gangster,” a fictionalized film based on the career of real-life convicted Harlem drug dealer Frank Lucas. But Ike Atkinson, another convicted drug dealer, says he’s the real “American Gangster” and that he was behind some of the criminal innovations and successes attributed to Lucas, including creating a drug pipeline between the U.S. and Thailand. “I might be the most successful drug dealer in the history of the United States,” said Atkinson, who estimates that during the 1970s his drug operation smuggled nearly a ton of heroin into places like New ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Smuggling in Southeast Asia: History and Its Contemporary Vectors ...
The history of smuggling in Southeast Asia, and attempts to stop it by ..... By the 1960s, however, smuggling in Southeast Asia was again returning to ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
DEA Briefs & Background, Drugs and Drug Abuse, State Factsheets
The illegal drug market in the United States is one of the most profitable in the world. As such, it attracts the most ruthless, sophisticated, and aggressive drug traffickers. Drug law enforcement agencies face an enormous challenge in protecting the country's borders. Each year, according to the U.S. Customs Service, 60 million people enter the United States on more than 675,000 commercial and private flights. Another 6 million come by sea and 370 million by land. In addition, 116 million vehicles cross the land borders with Canada and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Google Answers: Drug boat, Sumggling in the Caribbean
Sir or mam, My question is pretty big and I know it is recommended that I offer more money but I only have 50$ as I am in the U.S.Army and not necessarly on the highest pay scale in the world. Please answer as much of it as you can for the money. My question is about drug boats/smuggling in the caribbean, How many boats travel through the caribbean carring drugs per year? Where are the hot spots that they land? (Miami, Louisana, Alabama?) What is the process when they get to the coast of america? (How do they off-load?) Are they armed with some sort of guns or wepons? How do they keep from getting caught? How much ...
WikiAnswers - How are drugs smuggled into the US
The focus has moved from single-man transports ("mules") over to larger shipments -- more than a man could carry in an airplane -- al though this does remain a means of completing small transports. Primary routes by sea and air are: From Central and South America up to the Southeast Coast of America (sometimes via ports in the carribean). From Central and South America to the Gulf Coast. From Central and South America to the Southwest coast of California. The waters grow less navigable north of Point Conception, so transport lessens from that point north. From Asia into the West Coast. From Asia to Europe (often for ...