Discover the ugly truth of how terrorists fund themselves. It used to be through human & drug trafficking. A new $19B a year secret avenue has opened up. Endangered animal trafficking. Killing animals to kill humans.
This 5-part series uncovers the ugly truth behind how terrorists fund their reign of terror.
1. POACHER | Terrorists cloaked as missionaries recruit poverty stricken people to kill elephants and rhino. These desperate for money people will do anything to survive. Passing on the animals parts to be smuggled out of the country.
2. SMUGGLER | Military style anti-poaching fails to stop the barrage of animal parts making their way into SE Asia. Through highly sophisticated smuggling rings animal parts are on the streets of Hanoi within 48hours after a kill. We will delve deep into the treacherous underworld of Dar Es Salaam's ports and corrupt commercial airline pilots.
3. BUYER | Complex & dangerous SE Asian black markets
4. INVESTIGATOR | Undercover former CIA investigators risk their lives to stop the proliferation of endangered animal parts.
5. ACTIVIST | Political & celebrity endorsed demand reduction campaigns are attempting to curb the onslaught. But the public simply doesn't know that buying a shiny ivory item is like putting a shiny new bullet in a terrorists gun.