How North Korean Diplomats and Thai Prostitutes Move Millionaire Business That Threatens Endangered Rhinos

How North Korean Diplomats and Thai Prostitutes Move Millionaire Business That Threatens Endangered Rhinos

To give you an idea of ​​the tragedy, in 2007, 13 rhinos were killed in South Africa. By 2014, that number had risen to 1,215.

Thai prostitutes, Vietnam bandits, China's super rich and Mozambique's humble population;former South African police officers and North Korean diplomats: these are just some of the characters involved in the complex rhino horn trafficking network.From 2007 to 2014, poaching of these animals to remove their antlers grew by about 9,000%.Today, rhino survival is threatened by organized crime.To get an idea of ​​the size of the tragedy, in 2007, 13 rhinos were killed in South Africa. By 2014, that number had risen to 1,215.The death of these animals serves a millionaire market and, with increasing demand, smugglers' networks follow the typical "new mafia" structure of the global market.When we say the word "mafia", what comes to mind are figures like that of actor Marlon Brando (1924-2004) playing Don Corleone in The Godfather , or the character Tony Soprano in the series named after his family. .But the truth is that in the early 1990s, mobsters retired their pinstripe su...


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