HomeNewsBriefAustralian Crime Commission: Organized Crime in Australia 2011
BRIEF

Australian Crime Commission: Organized Crime in Australia 2011

COLOMBIA / 2 MAY 2011 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

The Australian Crime Commission, a government agency, has published its 2011 report on organized crime in the country. The report states that Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) are increasingly taking control of Australia's cocaine market. According to the commission these DTOs are not only big suppliers of the drug, but also manage money laundering operations.

An excerpt from the report:

The world is now moving towards a multi-polar political model of global power and there has been a shift towards the Asia-Pacific region as the power base. At the same time, non-state entities, including multinational corporations, pressure groups, the larger organised crime groups and terrorist or insurgency groups, are projecting power and influence that at times demands attention on a global scale. The Italian N’drangheta, which has an Australian footprint, has an estimated annual turnover of A$60 billion. The combined annual turnover of the Mexican drug cartels, which are increasingly exporting cocaine to Australia, is estimated to exceed $10 billion -- placing them on the same revenue footing as some Fortune 500 companies.

[...]

[C]riminal groups from, or with links to, Central and South America -- and those groups already established in the Australian cocaine market -- are expected to maintain a competitive advantage in trafficking the drug into Australia. Mexican criminals have become more prevalent as principals in the importation and supply of cocaine and associated money laundering. There is concern that they may also import the violent practices which have been reported overseas.

To read full report click here (pdf).

share icon icon icon

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

Related Content

COLOMBIA / 16 MAR 2021

A leader of what was once Colombia's largest guerrilla organization has announced the revival of one of its most formidable…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 7 MAR 2022

Authorities in Mexico recently seized an historic amount of high-powered weapons and ammunition in a northern border state, laying bare…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 14 JUL 2021

The new Netflix series, “Somos.,” (We Are), offers a respectful but powerful look at the Allende massacre, one of the…

About InSight Crime

LA ORGANIZACIÓN

Extensive Coverage of our Chronicles of a Cartel Bodyguard

23 SEP 2022

Our recent investigation, A Cartel Bodyguard in Mexico’s 'Hot Land', has received extensive media coverage.

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime, American University Host Illegal Fishing Panel

19 SEP 2022

InSight Crime and the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University discussed the findings of a joint investigation on IUU fishing at a September 9 conference.

THE ORGANIZATION

Impact on the Media Landscape

9 SEP 2022

InSight Crime’s first investigation on the Dominican Republic made an immediate impact on the Dominican media landscape, with major news outlets republishing and reprinting our findings, including in …

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Sharpens Its Skills

2 SEP 2022

Last week, the InSight Crime team gathered for our annual retreat in Colombia, where we discussed our vision and strategy for the next 12 months.  During the week, we also learned how to…

THE ORGANIZATION

Colombia’s Fragile Path to Peace Begins to Take Shape

26 AUG 2022

InSight Crime is charting the progress of President Gustavo Petro’s agenda as he looks to revolutionize Colombia’s security policy, opening dialogue with guerrillas, reforming the military and police, and…