Illicit: The Dark Trade

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Thursday 4 March, 9.30pm

There have been films about blood diamonds, about smuggling, about human slavery and films about the drug trade. But no one has told the story about how all of these illicit trades are connected; how they should be considered together, not separately; about why this trade is growing so fast; and about how it’s impacting individuals and the world in which we live. Until now. Enter the grim underbelly of globalisation where burgeoning illicit trade has increasingly dangerous political consequences: money laundering, massive corruption and the subversion of entire governments.