Accession Number:

ADA439817

Title:

Involvement of Russian Organized Crime Syndicates, Criminal Elements in the Russian Military, and Regional Terrorist Groups in Narcotics Trafficking in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Chechnya

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report describes the current status of narcotics trafficking in four countries of Central Asia Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, in the three former Soviet republics of the south Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, and in Chechnya. The purpose of the report is to reveal the role of Russian organized crime and Central Asian terrorist organizations in narcotics trafficking in those areas. To achieve this goal, the report describes the overall present structure of trafficking routes and organizations, insofar as these are known. A wide variety of sources has been used, focusing most heavily on current news accounts from the regions in question. The Table of Contents includes the following sections Narcotics Trafficking in the Caucasus, including Conventional and Terrorist Trafficking in Georgia, and Trafficking in Armenia and Azerbaijan Trafficking through Central Asia, including Background Information, Trafficking by Terrorist Groups i.e., The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan IMU, Narcotics and the IMU, and Hizb-ut-Tahrir, and Trafficking by Crime Groups The Role of Chechens in Narcotics Trafficking Narcotics Markets in the Central Asian Republics and Distribution Points and Routes in Russia.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE