Secret Service Agent “Mark” Works the Pan-Africa Beat

Who better to talk to about pan-African crime syndicates than someone tasked with shutting them down? From drug mules and sextortion to romance scams and spearphishing, this week’s talk with Secret Service Agent “Mark” pulls back the curtain on Black Axe and other crime rings operating worldwide.

Because of its infrastructure (and apparently top notch food), South Africa has emerged as a hub for many African crime syndicates. Although the number of tactics are staggering, this week we focus on “blind” mules–the unwitting drug traffickers (usually older men) harvested via inheritance scam emails to move contraband into Europe via the Southern Route.

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Read the transcript here.