SHERLOC Podcast

What are the latest trends of organized criminal groups? How do they exploit the licit and illicit markets? Where do they operate? And how do states respond to this global threat?

The "Crime Spot meets SHERLOC" is a monthly podcast which explores transnational organized crime investigations, whilst drawing on the expertise of UNODC and the open-source information collected in the Caselaw database of the SHERLOC Knowledge Management Portal.

Each episode features a special guest, who is an expert working in the field of organized crime. Join us in our conversations with high-calibre prosecutors, investigators, criminal justice practitioners and research, as we unveil unprecedented insights into real cases of transnational organised crime.

This special series is hosted by Crime Spot in collaboration with UNODC's SHERLOC team.

The views expressed in this global podcast series are those of the interviewees and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations.

EPISODE 0 - Teaser

Discover the who’s, how’s, what’s, where’s and why’s of this special podcast series.

In this episode, Felix Wegerle (Crime Spot), Riikka Puttonen and Maria Cristina Montefusco (UNODC) introduce the new podcast series “Crime Spot meets SHERLOC”, a new podcast on organized crime, in partnership with UNODC’s SHERLOC Portal - an easily accessible and free knowledge management portal for practitioners, journalists, academics and students.

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EPISODE 1 - How to Catch the Bigger Fish

In this episode, Marcus Asner joins us from New York to discuss the investigation of one of the largest fisheries crime cases in history: United States vs Bengis et al.

Marcus was the U.S. prosecutor for the Bengis case and in this episode he unveils the intricate financial and operational dealings of Hout Bay Fishing Industries as they pull of one of the largest overfishing schemes of South African rock lobster ever prosecuted. From Cape Town to New York’s luxury restaurants, we follow the workings of an international criminal business network, the hard decisions that they have to make along the way and the breadcrumb trail of clues that they leave behind.

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EPISODE 2 - A Tale of Horns and Hides

In this episode, Dr. Annette Hübschle from the University of Cape Town (UCT) shares with us the intricate inner workings of Rhino kingpins in Africa and Asia and the logistics of their illegal hunting operations. At a price of ~50,000$ per kilo, Rhino horns and other body parts present a huge opportunity for not just organized criminal groups, but also for pseudo trophy hunters and local native populations who are ostracized from their own land.

These complexities present challenges for wildlife conservationists and legal practitioners trying to preserve this majestic endangered species.

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EPISODE 3 - Ship, Strip and Relabel: The long journey of the falsified medical product

In this episode, Hugo Bosnar takes us through the complexities of the falsified medical products market as he deep-dives into the crimes committed by the Irish company Taj Accura. This company was counterfeiting medical labels by transporting Indian oncology-indicated medical products across three continents, illegally relabeling them as Irish-produced and selling falsified medical products to the global market.

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