On 13th May, an article in Police Oracle reports on a research paper from a University of Cambridge researcher examines the possibility that criminals are using the black market to buy flights for drug mules, to smuggle contraband and traffic people.  Her research found that while a small proportion of those using the tickets were “victim travellers”, and a “thriving” black market in compromised credit card data and rogue travel industry employees are facilitating money laundering, smuggling and trafficking.

The report is available at –

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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