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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Combating Bulk Cash Smuggling

NCJ Number
THE POLICE CHIEF Volume: 77 Issue: 3 Dated: March 2010 Pages: 28,29,31,33
Andrew M. Tammaro
Date Published
March 2010
5 pages
This article describes the scope of the bulk cash smuggling problem and efforts to combat the problem through the Bulk Cash Smuggling Center (BCSC) created by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In responding to highly adaptive criminal networks that have developed into complex social systems, law enforcement jurisdictions need to recognize the interdependence among groups, structures, and processes that enables an organization or multi-organizational criminal system to function. The bulk cash smuggling deterrent efforts, as implemented under the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement through the Bulk Cash Smuggling Center in Vermont focus on combating the methodology currently popular among Columbian and Mexican drug trafficking organizations. This article examines the scope of bulk cash movements through the Mexican cartels and how organizations such as the BCSC can achieve greater effectiveness in their efforts to combat bulk cash smuggling. 19 notes


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