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From drug trafficking to human smuggling and from cybercrime to illegal mining. The Deep Dive podcast takes an in depth look at transnational organized crime investigations from the Global Initiative, drawing on the range of expertise from the GI Network of over 500 experts.

From drug trafficking to human smuggling and from cybercrime to illegal mining. The Deep Dive podcast takes an in depth look at transnational organized crime investigations from the Global Initiative, drawing on the range of expertise from the GI Network of over 500 experts.

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United States

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From drug trafficking to human smuggling and from cybercrime to illegal mining. The Deep Dive podcast takes an in depth look at transnational organized crime investigations from the Global Initiative, drawing on the range of expertise from the GI Network of over 500 experts.

Twitter:

@GI_TOC

Language:

English


Episodes

The Fall of EncroChat

1/12/2021
In June 2020, EncroChat users received a flurry of panicked messages from the company claiming its encrypted network had been hacked by "government entities". What unravelled was one of the biggest hacks by law enforcement in history and many of its users are alleged organized criminals in Europe. The hack revealed a litany of criminal behaviour - drug deals and shipments, money laundering and arms trafficking, corrupt police officers, a planning of a murder and even the discovery of a...

Duration:00:40:03

Child Sexual Abuse Material, COVID and Technology.

11/20/2020
With more people working from home than ever before due to the pandemic,. But another parallel pandemic is taking place, that of online child sexual abuse material which has taken a sharp rise around the world. In this podcast, we’re discussing Child Online Sexual Abuse (CSAM), COVID and technology. Presenter(s): https://globalinitiative.net/profile/lucia-bird-ruiz-benitez-de-lugo/ (Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo) and Jack Meegan-Vickers. Speakers:...

Duration:00:49:44

Under the Shadow: Illicit Economies in Iran

11/10/2020
In this podcast, Jack is looking at the latest https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initative Against Transnational Organized Crime) report called 'https://globalinitiative.net/analysis/under-the-shadow-illicit-economies-in-iran/ (Under the Shadow: Illicit Economies in Iran)', which looks at how the illicit economy has become intertwined within the licit economy of the Iranian State. Speakers https://twitter.com/alexsoderholm?lang=en (Alexander Soderholm), an international drug policy field...

Duration:00:48:47

Extortion in the Northern Triangle

9/10/2020
In the Northern Triangle countries of Central America - Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, extortion is so pervasive that it has been called “A way of life”. The growth in extortion in the region was defined by the expansion of street gangs MS13 and Barrio 18. They have a stranglehold on the countries in which they operate, extorting rich and poor and even international corporations. The revenue from extortion has provided gangs in the region with a solid economic operating base, and at...

Duration:00:39:14

Transnational Tentacles

7/24/2020
Transnational Tentacles: Global Hotspots of Balkan Organized Crime. The Western Balkans is well understood now as an important transit point for the smuggling of drugs, arms and people. But what has been less understood is how over the past few decades, criminal groups within the Western Balkans region and the global diaspora have carved out a place within the very highest echelons of the criminal world. Paper: https://globalinitiative.net/transnational-tentacles-wb6/ (Transnational...

Duration:00:36:32

Illegal Logging & Organized Crime in Chihuahua, Mexico

6/26/2020
https://globalinitiative.net/oc-trafficking-deforestation-mexico/ (People and Forests at Risk: Organized Crime, trafficking in persons and deforestation in Chihuahua, Mexico.) The highland ranges of the Sierra Madre are cool and temperate forests – with several species of Oak, conifers and a number of pines, and logging is permitted here. But excessive legal and illegal logging is contributing to rapid deforestation. Organized criminal groups have established their position within the...

Duration:00:40:41

Insurgency and Illicit trade in Northern Mozambique

5/25/2020
How will the ongoing violent Islamist insurgency in the Cabo Delgado region of Northern Mozambique overlap with the organized criminal networks that operate in the area. How has the corruption within the Mozambican state contributed to the growth of the insurgency? Presenter: https://twitter.com/lindymtongana?lang=en (Lindy Mtongana) Guests: https://twitter.com/adriano_nuvunga?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Professor Adriano Nuvunga), Director of the Centre for...

Duration:00:25:44

Destruction or Theft?

4/30/2020
Destruction or Theft? Between 2014 and 2017, the Islamic State group occupied territory in Iraq. At it's height it controlled almost a third of the country and over 4,500 historical sites. Alongside the dramatic pictures of the destruction of artefacts and irreplaceable ancient sites like Nimrud, others have claimed that this destruction was largely carried out to conceal extensive looting of valuable artefacts. Presenters: Laura Adal and Jack Meegan-Vickers Guests:...

Duration:00:27:52