Tagged: TCO

Southern Border Security: Blueprint for Operational Control

Today in Texas, U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul will release his new “Blueprint for Southern Border Security.” As posted by Dane Schiller of “Chron” (Houston Chronicle) today, McCaul will visit Houston and Austin to unveil the new plan. What Chairman McCaul brings to this iteration of...

The Golden State Provides a Golden Ticket for Drug Cartels and Transnational Criminal Organizations

California is an incredibly diverse state, with a variety of socio-economic classes, races, and cultures; now, it has also become the unwitting host to an equal variety of transnational criminal organizations. These corporations operate in a border-less, crime-fueled and profit-driven underworld, and scores of these corporations have made their homes...

Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion

The Wilson Center has published a report titled, The Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion. From the report: "The spread of transnational organized crime–fed by drug-trafficking and a growing number of other illegal economies–is the most significant security challenge for Latin American...

3600 Organized Crime Groups Currently Active in the EU

Europol released the report “2013 EU Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA)”. The report finds that drug trafficking continues to be the most active crime activity, however, the report also warns of a new type of criminal groups that are exploiting the economic crisis and the internet. From the...

Middlemen of the Transnational Crime and Terrorism Nexus

Douglas Farah, co-author of the book “Merchant of Death” and Senior Fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC) has authored a new report focused on the illicit markets economy where shady middlemen broker deals between criminal groups and hold the potential to create a nexus between transnational criminal...

Is the Federal Government Misguided in Its Approach to Border Security?

A new report by former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, entitled How to Fix a Broken Border: Disrupting Smuggling at Its Source, thinks that the Federal Government is misguided in its approach to border security. The report from the Immigration Policy Center thinks that border-enforcement resources are being wasted on...

President Releases Counternarcotics Strategy for Northern Border

National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy This new report released by the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy highlights the strategy for dealing with Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) operating on both sides of the United States and Canada. TCOs are exploiting weak points in the international boundary that spans nearly...