Criminal Diversification and Corruption in the Drug Business



As narco-business expands and law enforcers become weaker, several “part-time” members of large organizations (security guards, transporters, etc) “diversify” the criminal “portfolio” by engaging in abductions, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, car thefts and other “profitable” business. This chapter studies the diversification of criminal "portfolios" of drug kingpins, and the rising levels of violence and corruption.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Latin American Studies on Insecurity & ViolenceNational University of Tres de FebreroBuenos AiresArgentina

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