Write a 4 page essay on Illegal trade, smuggling and forgery of luxury/priceless goods/works of art.Download file to see previous pages… After preparing fake documentation of the Rolex as part of th

Write a 4 page essay on Illegal trade, smuggling and forgery of luxury/priceless goods/works of art.

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After preparing fake documentation of the Rolex as part of the stock in the antique shop in Virgin Islands, the normal purchase process was followed, with actual documentation of the transaction in the shop, and the provision of a receipt to that effect. This being the case, that Rolex was then transported to Manhattan and I comfortably wear and displayed it even in the presence of authorities, considering that there already exists a receipt for the purchase of the Rolex from a genuine shop in Virgin Islands, thus authenticating and giving its purchase and use a force of law that is undeniable. Despite the fact that there are still chances that the possession of the Rolex would be discovered and termed as an illegality, the fact that fake documentation for its importation and genuine receipt for its purchase from Virgin Islands exists, means that it is difficult for the authorities to criminalize its possession and use (Todorov, Ognian and Aleksandur, 22). The vases that are on an Interpol watch list which were recently lifted from the Iraq National Museum, forms the other commodity that I smuggled into the country under the transit fraud, which refers to the fraud related to the transiting of goods by applying the genuine import channels, but through exploiting the existing loopholes in these channels to have the illegal commodity pass through authorities and spot-checks into the country (Todorov, Ognian and Aleksandur, 25). …

ng the existing loopholes in these channels to have the illegal commodity pass through authorities and spot-checks into the country (Todorov, Ognian and Aleksandur, 25). Considering that the use of shipping as a means of transport for commodities is a popular method, which is nevertheless not sufficiently manned, importing the vases through containers was easy, because the authorities are only able to scrutinize approximately 10% of the containers, while the rest can still pass while posing different descriptions, yet they contain illegal and contraband goods (Todorov, Ognian and Aleksandur, 21). The vases were stolen from the museum through a well-planned cartel of international theft and smugglers operating internationally, after which they were packed in a containers and given a genuine description of legal goods, considering that the container with the stolen vases was parked alongside 50 more containers of genuine agricultural commodities imported from Iraq, and all were shipped in one batch. The authorities at the docks and the inspection sections were only able to inspect 4 amongst the 50 containers for their content, and the shipment was cleared and given genuine clearance documentation of agricultural products. Therefore, the inability of the authorities to undertake full inspection of goods provided me the opportunity to exploit legitimate shipping routes to import illegal commodities. considering that there are always hundreds of thousands and even millions of containers being shipped annually, while the capacity of the inspection department is inadequate to allow for full inspection of every single container, I was able to smuggle the vases into the country without being detected (Todorov, Ognian and Aleksandur, 27).

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