The world is under threat from a new kind of international crime wave: illicit trade in everything from knock-off Prada bags to bogus medicines, from dangerous weapons to humans themselves. While smuggling is nothing new, globalization has made it larger and far more ominous. The global value of this “dark trade” is estimated to reach a phenomenal ten percent of the world’s trade. Since the 1990s it has been growing seven times faster than legal trade—and it’s having profound consequences for the world’s economy and for politics everywhere.
I’d invite you all over to watch but the wife is still angry about the way you behaved the last time.