CARGO THEFT AND ORGANIZED CRIME--A DESKBOOK FOR MANAGEMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

Studies indicate that most cargo theft occurs at terminal locations during normal operating hours and involves persons and vehicles authorized by management to be on the facility premises. Organized criminal activity - which may or may not constitute organized crime - is said to be present when employees act in collusion with fences or other outside receivers. The steps recommended are management and procedure-oriented, exclusive of physical security measures such as guards, alarms, or lighting. The objectives of effective management control and procedures are listed with sample counter-measures which could be adopted. It is suggested that individual companies form or become members of local, regional or National Associations so that what cannot be accomplished individually may be implemented jointly. It is concluded that the first line of defense against cargo theft is the coordinated management capability of shippers, carriers, consignees, and all others involved in the transportation chain.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Justice

    Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
    Washington, DC  United States  20530
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Justice
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT P 5200.6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM