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Vietnamese Criminal Activities in the Czech Republic

  • Miroslav NožinaEmail author
  • Filip Kraus
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Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Abstract

The chapter describes the main criminal activities and their modi operandi within the Vietnamese diaspora in the Czech Republic (CR). These activities have national and international dimensions in the CR. The chapter describes criminal activities such as economic crime, smuggling of people, trade in people and prostitution or violent crime, counterfeiting activities and stealing goods. Usury and trade in arms are also briefly mentioned. Special attention is paid to crimes that have been growing in importance relatively recently—to drug crimes and to the illicit wildlife trade. The chapter demonstrates that the nature of the diaspora gives prominence to economic criminal activities. Certain other forms of crime exist, but are fairly marginal in comparison with the more significant ones. The only two exceptions are drug-related crimes.

Keywords

Modi Operandi Economic Crime Violnet Crime Trade in People Trade in Drugs Illicit Wildlife Trade 

Abbrevations of Confidential Sources

Interviews with members of Vietnamese community, employees of institutions and internal unpublished documents of institutions are quoted under abbreviations in the text because of confidentiality.

ME-CEI

Czech Environmental Inspectorate of the Ministry of Environment (Česká inspekce životního prostředí Ministerstva životního prostředí)

MF-GDC

General Directorate of Customs of the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic (Generální ředitelství cel Ministerstva financí České republiky)

MI

Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic (Ministerstvo vnitra České republiky)

MWSA

Ministry of Work and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic (Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí České republiky)

PCR-NCAOC

National Centre Against Organised Crime of the Criminal Police and Investigation Service, Police of the Czech Republic (Národní centrála proti organizovanému zločinu Služby kriminální policie a vyšetřování PolicieČeské republiky / NCOZ SKPV PČR)

NCA

Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic (Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny České republiky)

PCR-NDH

National Anti-Drug Headquarters of the Criminal Police and Investigation Service, Police of the Czech Republic (Národní protidrogová centrála Služby kriminální policie a vyšetřování Policie České republiky / NPC SKPV PČR)

PCR-OCDU

Organised Crime Detection Unit of the Criminal Police and Investigation Service, Police of the Czech Republic (Útvar pro odhalování organizovaného zločinu Služby kriminální policie a vyšetřování Policie České republiky / UOOZ SKPV PČR)

VCS

Vietnamese community sources

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of International RelationsPrahaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Sinophone Borderlands - Interaction at the Edges, Department of Asian StudiesFaculty of Arts, Palacky UniversityOlomoucCzech Republic

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