Secrecy in Flow: Maritime Security, Heroin Trafficking and Tactical Knowledge

Amaha Senu, Cardiff University

Rival actors of transgressors and enforcers in the organisation of heroin trafficking across the maritime space in the Indian Ocean generate their own tactical knowledge to outmanoeuvre each other. This attempt to chart these rival knowledges and think through secrecy. However, in many respects, the risks involved are significantly high, rendering accessing the respective rival knowledges and their subsequent discussion methodologically and ethically challenging.