Studies of Organized Crime

Trafficking Cocaine

Colombian Drug Entrepreneurs in the Netherlands

Authors: Zaitch, D.

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In the main, studies of organized crime rely on police or judicial sources, or the accounts of retired criminals and informants. In contrast, this study is based on five years of ethnographic fieldwork with Colombian drug traffickers (traquetos) in The Netherlands and Colombia. By spending long hours in salsa bars, churches, prisons, and prostitution streets, the author has uncovered the social world of traquetos: how and why they get involved in illicit activities, the nature of their work, the manner in which they relate to one another, and lastly how they organize their businesses.

The result is a lively, theoretically grounded study that defies common clich├ęs on `cartels' and leadership by legendary Mr Bigs. Instead, it highlights the complex, flexible, and heterogeneous nature of cocaine enterprises.

This book will not only be valued by criminologists, social scientists, drug researchers, policy makers, and organized crime scholars, but it will also be avidly read by those interested in Colombia, in the problems of Latino immigrants in Europe, and in the international cocaine business.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trafficking Cocaine
Book Subtitle
Colombian Drug Entrepreneurs in the Netherlands
Authors
Series Title
Studies of Organized Crime
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-411-1882-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-411-1884-4
Series ISSN
1571-5493
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 335
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