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

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5

The Black Market

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER:

• Methods for selling cargo after it has been stolen

• Sales of stolen cargo through legitimate and illegitimate channels

• Exportation of stolen goods

• Impact of a recession on the sale of stolen cargo

The black market was a way of getting around government controls. It was a way of enabling the free market to work. It was a way of opening up, enabling people.

Milton Friedman, economist

When a theft occurs, the reason for the crime can be seen from one of two perspectives. The stolen product is either for the use and enjoyment of the thief or the stolen product is to be sold for a profit. If the motivation is the latter, then the product has to be sold, a process known as fencing. Fencing, loosely ...

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