Smuggling: Not just drugs anymore

Richey, Warren; Blair, James
June 1998
Christian Science Monitor;6/3/98, Vol. 90 Issue 131, p1
Examines the growing international black market for smuggling and profiteering. Black market a result of the growth of the global economy; Risks to United States security and the economy; Tactics used by the United States Customs Service; Smuggling a numbers game to criminals; Smuggling by ships and passengers; Recent breakup of one of the largest smuggling cases in US history; Items frequently smuggled; Active smuggling regions.


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