Illicit Superstructures: Banking, Middlemen, and Transport
In our complicated world, we must begin to dissect the manner in which illicit goods make their way around the world. We must also try to understand how these groups manage to hide/wash their money from law enforcement and the government. It is important to understand why, after more than 40 years since Nixon declared the war on drugs, drugs still manage to find their way into the United States not to mention other consumer-countries around the world. This chapter will discuss features of the international system that allow for the proliferation of illicit goods around the globe.