Business takeover Moscow style. How to use your friends in the police, the tax inspectors and the fire safety officers to acquire someone else’s business. It’s all part of the good old “krysha” system. Organised crime penetrating state structures.
The trials subsequent to these raids should reveal a great deal about the nature of this particular network. The interesting feature is that the laundering part of the operation has been rolled up at the same time as the drug trafficking side.
Counterinsurgency doctrine has in the past served as a source of strategies against organised crime and for policing generally. This Rand report is a critique of present US counterinsurgency policy and argues that counterinsurgency is fundamentally a struggle for the allegiance of a population. Read and watch the ideas percolate policing practice over the next ten years.
UCL Centre for Security and Crime Science. “This year the conference will concentrate on the prevention, disruption and detection of terrorism, organised crime, crime and anti-social behaviour.” It will be every bit as tekky as you might fear, but this is the call for papers and it could be interesting, though rather top-down in ints approach.
Somebody rang the police and said a burglary was taking place….and in they went…to find….I suspect someone is going to be very cross