Thursday, 9 December 2010

Russian organized crime networks

Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam: "America's Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies were investigating 'Russian organized crime networks' who were murdering and stealing in Thailand's most popular tourist beach resorts, according to a US Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks.

Thailand, a modernizing, Buddhist-majority Southeast Asian nation, has attracted criminals from all over the world who exploit its friendly ambiance, low-cost workers, often corrupt officials and sophisticated forgery and sex industry networks.

The 'confidential' US cable was headlined: 'RUSSIA LOOKS TO REINVIGORATE BILATERAL RELATIONS WITH THAILAND, AGAIN,' dated December 4, 2009,"

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