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Organzied Crime Guide - Golden Triangle Introduction

Illustration: CKJianan Liu for GIJN


Guide to Investigating Organized Crime in the Golden Triangle

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This guide was written by Bertil Lintner and edited by Nikolia Apostolou, David E. Kaplan, Reed Richardson, and Alexa Van Sickle. Illustrations are by Nodjadong Boonprasert. Smaranda Tolosano coordinated the translations.

To read the Introduction start here.

On GIJN’s YouTube Channel, you can also watch a webinar on investigating organized crime in the Golden Triangle, which was held on Dec. 1, 2022.

This guide was possible due to the invaluable support of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), an independent civil-society organization dedicated to seeking new and innovative strategies and responses to organized crime.

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Video: Investigating Organized Crime in the Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle, where the borders of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos intersect, is one of the world’s renowned centers of criminal activity. The region’s underworld economy turns over billions of dollars annually in narcotics production, human trafficking, wildlife smuggling, illegal mining, and more. Its cross-border illicit networks have global impact, working with criminal groups across […]