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Illegal Trade, Precious Metals

  • By: Jonas Peter Hartelius
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

One of the most lucrative aspects of the illegal global economy is the trade in precious metals, including gold, platinum, palladium, silver, and a small number of other metallic elements (see Table 1). In general, radioactive metals, such as radium, are ...

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