Diamonds and Mafia: Criminal Networks and Illicit Markets

  • Dina Siegel


Criminals love diamonds. This chapter presents a series of the most spectacular diamond robberies in Europe in the twenty-first century, including the famous robbery from the Antwerp Diamond Quarter and the Museon in The Hague. None of the stones were found. What happened to the stolen diamonds and to where could they disappear? This chapter deals with organised crime groups operating in Belgium and Israel, and the attempts to protect and prevent diamond-related crimes. The link between diamonds and drugs and diamonds and weapons, fraud, and money laundering are presented here based on concrete examples from fieldwork and media reports.


Money Laundering Criminal Organisation Criminal Group Organise Crime Criminal Network 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Utrecht Willem Pompe Institute for Criminial LawUtrechtNetherlands

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