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history of the world is reorganizing itself and the media's role is keeping the topic in focus at the global media forum 29 teams today one out of 2 people is online who are we following whom do we trust debate and shape the future at the touchability global media forum 20 nothing changed. march 7th 201740 kilometers outside of paris. it was a news item the chocked not only wildlife lovers a case no detective had ever imagined taking on. your seat belts on who will soothe your hives to die cooling of some home office or shift in monaco you
would treat things really knows what. vince a placid giant weighing one and i have tons have been found shot dead for is 2 kilos of horn a contract killing carried out in cold blood a short time ago they were always trying to figure out what weapon was used the tree might have been used to chop off the horn of. the lamp a news family the owners of the zoo were left in shock because sir paul said it's unthinkable that men can come into a see you in a western country and kill a rhino all colleagues in zoos across europe are also anxious will sketch no want to still not know. who killed vince the rhinoceros who stood to profit from the crime this is an investigation into one of the most lucrative forms of trafficking in the world.
the rhino horn trade was banned 40 years ago but in asia the horn sells at up 230000 euros a kilo as expensive as gold or heroin. brands like the gold rush at the moment if you want climbing aboard to make the stronger dollars. it's a global market where horns can fetch a half a 1000000 euros each. enough to corrupt police officers judges and senior politicians and people think just look at it as just a killing off element of the east coast national organized crime at the hospital over a period of 2 years we infiltrated the rhinoceros mafia in the process gaining the trust of poachers. is crucial when i see that i did not feel much if they jumped up till. we came face to face with an implacable foe in a bloody war revealing
a new branch of organized crime. one with appalling consequences the extinction of the rhinoceros appears to be merely a question of time. the principal front in the war against the horn traders is being fought here in south africa. the country is home to 80 percent of the world's rhinos. kruger park famous for its for rioting of wildlife and big game is also the main theater of this massacre 504 rhinos were illegally slaughtered here in 2017. this morning
a new caucus has been discovered. the park has its own crime squad to carry out autopsies and investigations. this is an adult animal having a look at the feet the size of the on in excess of 1015 years old at least. so it was an adult. if you look at the way these holes were removed they're almost cut off with a knife is no damage really to those but the front on was taken off of an x. it was topped off with that at. the crime scene is sealed off and documented like with a homicide. the rangers take d.n.a. samples collect the bullet casings and secure fingerprints and other forensic evidence and get used to a lot of things to get used to the smell but you can never get used to that the slaughter of these animals because that's what it is it's on a daily basis they face they slaughter them they kill them just for this just.
there now remain just 20000 rhinoceroses in south africa. and the country is losing over $1000.00 a year to poachers. unless action is taken the species will be extinct in 20 years. inside kruger park each ranger must keep watch over for. 30 square kilometers of course a daunting task and a dangerous one. the rangers are effectively soldiers. cully will be seen as one of the few who have the courage to speak out. most of
these are just fear that this indicates the public go for the families they keep it's because some of them. they live close to some of these syndicates that killing their analysts so i wouldn't want to be shown so in my case i have made up my mind that i would show my face is as many times as i can and if somebody does something and i need to held him accountable. today these rangers are on the front line of a war they have not been trained or equipped to fight. facing them is an invisible and ruthless enemy the forces of the market.
major as a voracious appetite for rhino horn the prime markets are china and vietnam. you know nor everyone knows where you can get hold of the commodity and the price is soaring. was. it's an illegal here flourishing business customers are from the elite of society. talking about it is considered taboo. or. miss. this man has agreed to talk to us on the condition of anonymity he takes rhino horn as a miracle medicine. that said i think there are no horn is a gift from god we. it's one of the best remedies in the world so
ground down into a powder it cleanses the brain. sure i wouldn't compare it to the discovery of penicillin but it nonetheless saves thousands of lives so it is valuable as penicillin. the horn is ground into powder nor simply rubbed it's mixed with water or alcohol and then drunk. well that my mother also takes my viking drinking a little every day for the last 40 years and i have been sick once. rhinoceros horn is nothing more than carrot in the same substance in human fingernails no credible study has ever proved its much a claim benefits and yet consumption has rocketed in vietnam over the last 10 years . works with the vietnamese office of
a german development agency and is studied the phenomenon for the young sociologist the miracle product rhino horn is a stroke of marketing genius on the part of the traffickers somebody said that one of the high ranking up. and recover from cancer after drinking while on powder but. i've only heard that it's out of yuma and in recent years where i want to try it out they said that right on. it could have enhanced thanks to a point of mouth. and also right on can be can kill cancer but according to the church i do know from oration or medicine to be. run no more is in big demand among all segments of society it's become the must have accessory for chic parties the reflection of a certain social status. because if you want to move
the local people to be a part of a high ranking officer. no deal it is expensive party procedure what's one expensive brings and run on it part of. foreigners become a symbol of power and corruption the perfect alchemy of crime. it's 10000 kilometers away in south africa that the gangsters operate aided by the country's situation of fragility. behind the modern western for assad born into south africans live on less than one euro a day. a quarter of a century after the official end of apartheid violence racial tensions and
corruption are destabilizing the country. colonel johan used to of the directorate for priority crime investigation is all too aware of the situation. he heads a unit specially dedicated to combat in rhino horn trafficking. your honest work has a shocking level of crime with 25 murders a day. unsurprisingly it's also the hub of the trafficking business. the majority of rhino horns passed through here on their way to asia. the horn trafficking trade is a niche of crime carried out in the shadows. the conspiracy of silence means that the police have to recruit informants.
just. ok because of our lives all of them but i think all sales are surviving bit this is silicon out. colonel eurostar has received a tip off about a sale about to take place near the airport. the traffickers are in a hotel. ok ok we're going in you can come now watch out they don't get away just. explain. you may need to go. home. to. the suspects have just left the hotel the horn was hidden in their pick up they were hoping they were in the equivalent of 5 years' salary instead they're now facing 10 years in jail if you put a claim on the horn is fake. people didn't see it just. you know that you're on it least with
the legal position of the law no understand it you know that. the 2 men will be tried in court but others will replace them they're just one link you know long chain. it's similar to drug trafficking and and following trafficking the concept of false national organized crime remains the same people think this should look at it is just the killing off of and i know but we look at the total supply chain in terms of least pinning it how do they get if i am sweeney to date delivery to the transporters it is both of the supply chain that we need to disrupt because all of those places east just as important as we had that i know got killed. organized crime spins its way with
a network of middlemen on every continent. to foil customs controls the horns are transmitted through europe or america before reaching asia. more often than not they creep below the radar. just like the money the infamous rhino dollars. the international community appears powerless. in the hague in the netherlands the wildlife justice commission wants to change things by targeting the traffickers bouncers. the n.g.o.s founded in 2015 brings together intelligence experts the police and lawyers assisting governments in the war on crimes against endangered species. one of the commission's top agents is a man who goes by the name of mean. he works undercover and has managed to
penetrate the inner circle of a rhino horn mafia gang. our jobs are undercover investigators in the field are investigating a lot of crimes 3 things to do while the traders understand the threat are clear factor as to how the criminals operate as the bad guys of the wall are criminals behind bars to do exactly what a lot of treacle would do what a criminal to. answer to so we roll develop different kinds of whole falls with the tools depending on the person cutting off the conference the cutting off the for the conditions to be able to go through the. even main as most dangerous missions begin on the computer he poses as a buyer and approaches the traffickers via social media such as facebook or we chat . his current target
a vietnamese horn baron code named oak. if i open up subjects oak you can see. all these pictures that he has been posting pertaining to the style of writing was he just posted this approximately 4 hours ago of 1.5 kilos right now one of his reach out is i'm interested in this number 20 rhino horn who can do a very quick calculation and it counts and it goes up to about a 110000 u.s. dollars for this far right here the profit margin is fairly high things business. meeting will soon be flying to be at 9. in the face of a week mobilization effort from the international community private initiatives are leading the fight.
in south africa an army has been recruited for the purpose none of them is a police officer or a professional soldier and yet they've chosen to join the troops of vincent barcus a thorn in the side of the pro-choice but. they're very good but not very good all the young guys i want to corruption charges that want to put barges in jail. are just doing their job die to die why queue up tomorrow morning going to their field sleeping out in the bush is on to risk everything for bicycling these cars for 6 to 8 weeks or on charging and then the euro to go work for us every single died in los angeles. was a lot but the loser runs a private militia of $350.00 men. brothers most of whom are south africans but
there are also recruits from the u.s. and europe. and. it's been since 00. active duty as a soldier in angola. today he works for a wildlife preserves with his little army. unit in one hand. they're in a constant state of alert as the horn trading increasingly resembles a guerrilla warfare. in recent years poachers of killed up to 30 rhinos a week. the slaughter is gathering pace. to meet demand. talk on their own i. listen to consulates around. us and i'd lean down to talk sauce talk. to. you
jade to funk all. that another manas gone down but once that son calls he might and you know the is a did draw or not i'm it's just work. and then you actually get one psych cited but eager might be a better word now you want to see what you can find to charge the 1st. what you want to flee i built this. for 3 years old 4 years ago this was obvious to me that other animals cough.
it wasn't a keen shock it was and when you think it is a different type of what it involves which isn't g.d. i'll deal to shift the mourner. with a crime like this the only witness is the bush. tonight the poachers are bound to be out on the problem it's full moon ideal like conditions for hunting. men since men set off and spread out. the stakeout the roads and inspect the fences.
most of our wrists there's been a struggle. these private sector rangers have the same powers as the police been sent arrested more than 20 poachers last year. surveyed streets against my children and threats against my wife threats against me and in small for their mother i'm all the normal streets will kill you or will wreck you last will do this but i don't feel good. or you just get on with it or. how many of your causes such sudden now it's true. but not the ones we're looking for treasure of. the poacher is have vanished into the night. for the rangers a sleepless night with no arrests to show for it. closely
. she cites other figures losing the battle against charges is i think quite accurate . so are you are we we are sorry. if you look at the forces here by sickly as far as you are can see. right up to the rise is what she's going to cover so they could be anybody in that. we managed to meet this elusive enemy. and took weeks to convince to convince them to tell us about their loans as killers.
when we go into the bush will be. bad for the food and another one is kinda x. to cut down on and i go up on and decide insanity but it's. just a short. list to show that i. thought there was a professional he's already shot and killed 7 rhinos for each one he earned 5000 euros the equivalent of an average annual salary here when i show up. and that i know. i get happy when i see him on. day. one above can drive nice cars to leave nice things when their money is finished and then we go again. blips some peace with their boss from mozambique that he's sending their weapons people to kill and they know it's not going to report it's
like maybe 10 or 15 people is big many many people not involved. everyone can die. day full mana things but i'm thankful all things that does not imply that. in the netherlands undercover agent main has been working for a year now on the vietnamese horn baron. is the continual one all these here is our main subject aaron alexis our life you are friends you will be here which sells the lives of your. one year to piece together oakes network his customers suppliers sellers and competitors sometimes via social media we have seen this subject open and has been posting large quantity of rolls i don't want to call analysis refute that there are approximately 136 key goals containing
75 florins we have does work to be in contact with him and he has agreed to meet me next week and. honestly is our current. data on the pricing approximately how much a cellphone bill. and estimation is 6500000 u.s.d. . this sting operation has given the green light making music heading to be at not where he'll try to trap and poke. i wouldn't call myself an activist i'm not a deacon in fact i love to eat meat on it like a lot of other people are just you know make a little bit 1st break or change of the world.
many horns passed through 100 points before reaching consumers elsewhere in vietnam or other parts of asia. making a set himself up in an in conspicuous neighborhood. there a team will be helping him under cover. but just so you've obviously been a public site with the subject ok also safety wise we'll cover you as usual we will be a boy band obviously we'll be following your location but technical ways what those . but you know just paper the thing not some friendly just to go to these trucks. mean arranges to meet oke at a cafe in one of the more upscale parts of town. the undercover agent has told him he's interested in buying 5 rhino horns a deal worth half a 1000000 euros. this will be their 1st meeting in person and the
agent knows he'll be subjected to a few tests i think this drug is it's a clue it's a mandate on a person to be able to manage for us under very intense situation the circumstances it's just a part of the job you have to cope with. some of these guys could be extremely dangerous we have found the other this is going to go to our products or what the streets will. mean has in place at the agreed location. behind him his team films the scene in secret. after a few minutes ok arrives he's in his thirty's and dressed casually in bermuda shorts and flip flops so if you know he's while the trigger. is being in the business for about 3 years they'll. it's
a right game and get it all out so we're going to also go together with what he claims of intent holes are $3.30 kilo right holes of africa. always transporter right saying. he came to us again because of pressure of the part of over here on the level of the network that we have attache that is considered to be relatively high. meaning passes the test and gains oaks trust dealing can now begin with a high ranking gangster who puts out contracts on rhinos on the other side of the planet. the kruger national park has a week like its border to mozambique. for poachers in ideal gateway and expect.
some of them. into spent weeks secretly preparing for this trip together with the american n.g.o.s wild and free. a lot of the barges inside africa come from these areas. but the guys who actually pull the trigger are recruited from the areas we going to. mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. weapons have circulated freely since a decades long civil war and a recent islamist insurgency. and crime syndicates have had little problem finding new recruits among those who have nothing. when you see how those people live. you learn to stand exactly why they're doing what they do and want wildlife in these areas. standard charge because people need
food it's a simple as that. this trauma bentyl some people call it iran a war has been going for 10 years and it's not getting better but nobody's addressing the fight just our bodies speaking to the purchase and trying you know what are your needs why are you doing what shifters. vincent stops at a village just across the border south africa with its supply of rhino horn is only a few kilometers away this is one of the poachers strongholds i. mean since it's come on armed he's come to meet the community leaders. some of these men may have already encountered vincent at night deep in the bush. i'm certain the trappings of wealth are visibly evident. just look
around us the tavern we reach in we use i'll call on is the biggest and most as bold in this community. and then there's absolute poverty so where is the money coming to buy the alcohol and there's not this good whiskey in the wheel is that money come from that comes from the ronald. vincent is it here on a policing mission in any case he is no jurisdiction in mozambique he's just here to ease certain tensions morning everyone it's no secret that the reason we all yet to die is because of the run off but we have not come here to tell you not to parts or i know part children or nothing thread is not our business we love animals and we love people we cannot expect communities to look at wildlife as we do. if they are not in a fitting from wildlife as we do our believe in this community we can fix that and
chinese things. the rhino dollars aren't appreciated by everyone here fast money spent badly has repeatedly caused tensions among the locals. around a dollars a bring in prostitution. which is epping you're quite big drug addiction it's the secret turns come in and it alcohol abuse. one solution would be to create real jobs for the poachers by developing tourism for example. men's intended friends didn't come empty handed they brought along soccer shirts and boots. soccer is the number one sport in mozambique. it's our guest in with the community studies show that play or sports leads to innovation and creativity so everything that we're trying to do. uplift and
projects bring in jobs and micro financing and all this later on is starts with soccer because then you pick up self-esteem and you have timor and something to hope for. the wild and free n.g.o.s set up a tournament the rhino cup. 3 months later vincent is back with the final. soccer won't solve every problem but a dialogue has now been established with the poachers village. it would be easy to. a man that are not. walked up to me should thank me and then these are in language said to me i promise you my children want god to the kruger park star think that's the cherry on the top. i started over these purchase
should be struck and killed it was our new one method to deal with the parts of the world i used to sit and far corner another for the rest of our large or we can sit and talk can stop being rich watson exists in bloodmoon for everything. get out from beyond our fences come and listen to the minister a lot more on a dream us in the dead shooting people slaughters. back in hanoi ming is having his 2nd meeting with. the trafficker had actually been planning to sell his horns to chinese buyers but evidently the goods are still in hanoi. ok eventually agrees to show me the
horns it's a risky meeting ming is going on his own without a hidden camera. and . we meet him the next day just for security reasons we decided not to carry any cameras however i was able to take pictures of the products and factor when i arrived at the place. the horns was direct and white plastic sacks. people were actually a referendum. in taking them out of the box at the back. and this is a picture of all the foreigners. in the house over here you can see in total 28 horns were. shown to me some of them are quite freshly of taint. probably the rhinos which are not too long ago because i'm
looking at the base of the horn still got their breath stings and cultivate even a bit of the flesh on there and in fact when i entered the room described as very strong. mission ends here. because of my next one exposure within this network. it became very difficult for us to proceed. further we decided to pull out. before returning to the netherlands ming hands all the evidence from his investigation over to the authorities. 10 days later the vietnamese police seized their horns and arrested a man. but himself managed to evade capture sadly crime bosses
are more often than not untouchable. and. in south africa colonel you'll still has high hopes for his next operation one of his most ambitious to date. us john and his team want to catch a very big fish a crime boss with personal control of 2 thirds of all poaching in kruger park. for this operation and he leet police tactical unit has been called in. this morning 70 men will mount several raids of the suspects various known hideouts. the operation is now on and will strike at a number of addresses simultaneously of the 6 a go it's a go it's
a go go boots or go for you to go to go still get out. the primary target is the boss's own luxury home. the putt putt. you. put inside the team finds only the suspect starter. i don't want to. lose more modest building news used for physical transactions. but the premises are empty. the. the crime bosses accomplices are caught red handed with rhino horns. they were on their way to the airport after having run the goods in aluminum foil.
as for the prime suspect he's arrested at another of his grillers by colonel used to himself. his name is petrus. 54 years old also known as mr big. it's a very wealthy person he uses his money well from out within the community the community looks up team in terms of approve audit offset and support i'll believe that he is very arrogant because he feels that he's untouchable i think the benefit for this operation. we took away some of his ad against them is of the it's not local police that is dealing with him it's not the local people that he can't corrupt. all the feds is contributing in the fight against we
we did not won the war yet. we stabilize the situation but obviously organise drawn decently deal that she thought of john that you deal with so way you are trying to stop it at one place it will lead up to the other one. in the ongoing war who will prevail the poachers or those protecting the rhinos. with only 25000 rhinos left worldwide where the men and women fighting organized crime have time to win the war before it's too late. 2 years on from the shocking events in 12 b. the culprits are still not been identified. has
a new resident called unesco a symbolic new arrival. of. the crime syndicates today have the power to wipe out a species that has roamed the earth for 55000000 years. it's a fate threatening a range of other treasured animals to. wildlife and animal products is now worth $15000000000.00 euros a year the 4th most lucrative illegal trade on the planet. thanks.
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