Canadian Policing Research Catalogue

Project SPAWN : a strategic assessment of criminal activity and organized crime infiltration at Canada's class 1 airports.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue

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Projet SPAWN : une évaluation stratégique des activités criminelles et de l'infiltration du crime organisé dans les aéroports de catégorie 1 du Canada.

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1 online resource (20 pages) ; charts.

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"This strategic assessment is based on files dated between January 2005 and August 2007."
"This report was prepared by National Intelligence Analysis, Criminal Intelligence, Royal Canadian Mounted Police."
"Unclassified."
Issued also in French under title: Projet SPAWN : une évaluation stratégique des activités criminelles et de l'infiltration du crime organisé dans les aéroports de catégorie 1 du Canada.

Summary

In the past few years, incidents of organized crime involvement in large drug seizures at major Canadian international airports have garnered much public attention and brought to the forefront issues of criminal activity within the airport environment. As a result, the RCMP, in partnership with other stakeholders, has undertaken an assessment of criminal activity and organized crime infiltration at Canada’s Class 1 airports. This project began in January 2007 and provides a strategic overview of the issue based on qualitative and quantitative data from eight airports – Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal (Trudeau) and Halifax.

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Online Access

Contents

Executive summary -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Challenges -- Airport facts -- Agency roles and responsibilities -- Organized crime groups at Canada’s class 1 airports -- Types of criminal activity by organized crime groups - Organized crime groups infiltrating the airports -- Organized crime groups linked to internal conspiracies -- Employees involved in criminality -- Security clearance issues -- Employees linked to internal conspiracies -- Links between airports -- Cargo screening -- Other trends of interest -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Methodology: list of all criteria used to select data.

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