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Cargo Theft, Loss Prevention, and Supply Chain Security by Dan Burges

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Organized Criminal Groups

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER:

• Major theft gangs in cargo crime

• Similarities and differences between gangs and their modus operandi

• Risk of theft based on geography and theft gang areas

• Role of the stolen cargo broker

Florida is the southeast point of what’s been dubbed the Bermuda Triangle of cargo theft.

Barry Tarnef

Cargo theft gangs do not usually fit the traditional mold of organized crime. These loosely knit organizations rarely have a leader, as groups operate in small teams, traveling throughout their region (or country), each performing a specific task in order to acquire their targeted product. While power or control is often the underlying motivator for typical street gangs and organized crime groups, ...

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