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Global Threat Assessment – By John Cusack – Available Now to Read / Download - Premium

Global Threat Assessment

by John Cusack
Despite the limitations presented in estimating criminal activity designed to be hidden, the results in the Global Threat Assessment present a bleak picture. 

Criminal markets are generating more illicit funds than at any other time in our history, with...

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Omar Bongo – PEP Case Summary / Gabon - Premium

Omar Bongo was Gabon’s second President, (1936-2009) succeeding to the highest position at only the age of 31. Gabon whilst achieving its independence from France still maintained close relationships and retained close ties with French oil giant, Elf- Aquitaine, giving the Company privileged rights ...

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Illegal Logging – Intelligence Briefing by FCN – Coming Soon - Premium

Illegal Logging is a major criminal market estimated at between US$50 - 150 billion a year and is responsible for destroying critical habitats for many animal species which are as a result under threat, with many on the endangered list. 
A detailed Intelligence Briefing by FCN is in p...

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Wildlife Trafficking
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Wildlife Trafficking – Intelligence Briefing by FCN

This is an extract from the Intelligence Briefing on Illegal Wildlife Trafficking by Financial Crime News. To obtain a copy of the Briefing contact FCN directly.

Wildlife Trafficking endangers many species, with particular concern over iconic African mammals, such as the Elephant and the Rhino, but also the Pangolin, which is the most trafficked mammal of all, Gorillas, Big Cats, Reptiles, Birds (like the African Grey Parrot) and wildlife from outside Africa.

Wildlife Trafficking generates significant proceeds from Elephant, Rhino and Pangolin markets. 

The Elephant Ivory market is valued at approximately US$240 million to $720, with the Rhino market valued at between US$91 million and $698 million and for Pangolin’s the market is estimated at US$46 million annually.

Wildlife Trafficking in Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn and Pangolin Meat and Scales is undertaken alongside other crimes, not just those to facilitate the illicit trade like corruption and forgery of documents, and the killing of rangers, and by organised criminal gangs also involved in drugs, arms, goods and human trafficking as well as in some cases links have been drawn to terrorist groups operating in Africa..

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Human Trafficking – Intelligence Briefing by FCN – Coming Soon - Premium

Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Many victims of human trafficking are forced to work in prostitution or the sex industry, but trafficking also occurs in forms of labour exploitation, such as domestic servitude, r...

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Intelligence Briefing – Illegal Unregulated & Unreported Fishing by FCN

Illegal Fishing represents one of the largest markets open to and exploited by organised criminal groups, but beyond overfishing and the environmental challenges this brings, other serious crimes are also involved, including drugs and human trafficking, corruption and tax evasion, particularly effecting developing Countries. its time Illegal fishing was considered as a major financial crime issue as well as an environmental one. For more read the Intelligence Briefing on IUU Fishing by FCN. 

To Read the Intelligence Briefing IB – Illegal Wildlife Trafficking – Final 9-9-19.

Fishing Facts

With fish and other aquatic animals an important part of many peoples diet, it’s estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, that we catch approximately 171 million metric tons (likely more than 2 trillion fish) annually (2016) worth an estimated USD362 billion.

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Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS/Daesh) – Intelligence Briefing by FCN - Premium

The following is a summary of the rise and fall of the Islamic State (IS), focussing on their finances, including the substantial reserves they still hold which makes them the richest terrorist group in the world. This is taken from a detailed Intelligence Briefing available for FCN Premium Professi...

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Book Review: the “Enemy of the People” by Adriaan Besson & Pieter du Tot

How did Jacob Zuma, a hero of the Apartheid struggle, a prison mate of Nelson Mandela, and the 4th President of post apartheid South Africa come to be described in this book as the “Enemy of the People.” Chapter by chapter, 

Zuma is revealed, by authors; Adriaan Besson and Pieter du Tot, first when his financial adviser was convicted of soliciting bribes for his boss, to how he renovated his personal homestead from extensive state-funds that he has still not repaid, despite an order by South Africa’s highest court that he must do so, to how his friendships, particularly with the controversial Gupta family, finally brought him down.

In 2018, after 9 years as President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma was removed from office by his own party, the ANC, for supporting a form of state capture which enabled so called friends to influence government appointments and contracts, costing billions of Rand.

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Intelligence Briefing – Illegal Unregulated and Unreported Fishing by FCN - Premium

The following is a short summary on Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing, and is taken from a detailed Intelligence Briefing available with Premium FCN Professionals Membership.

The 20 Page Intelligence Briefing, details how big the trade is, how the Trade works, who ks involved a curr...

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Intelligence Briefing – Illegal Wildlife Trafficking by FCN - Premium

The following is a short summary of the Illegal Wildlife Trade, focussing on some of our most iconic species that are threatened. 

The Summary is taken from a 20 Page Intelligence Briefing, which details how the Trade works, a current state threat assessment, available potential Red Flags and ...

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