FRENCH MOB EMPIRE
Running Time: 3x52'
/ Format: HD
/ Available versions: FR | EN
How did French gangsters become the kings of trafficking?
How did they build a worldwide trafficking empire?
Heroin, cannabis, slot machines, cocaine, money laundering… traveling the most heavily trafficked routes - from Indochina to West Africa or to South America, passing through Spain or the Maghreb - we shall tell the story of these traffickers who have traveled the world in search of Eldorado and who, over 50 years, have developed a model for commercial success. At each level of this wide international made in France network - from the conquest of new territories to the creation of routes, to money laundering - gangsters and experts give us a behind the scenes look at this lucrative worldwide market dominated by violence and ultra-liberal rules.
#1. THE PIONEERS
WHEN THE FRENCH UNDERWORLD STARTED EXPORTING
Indochina, Spain, West Africa, South America… how did the underworld build a black-market empire? From the first routes cleared slowly but surely by the gangsters, following the demise of the French colonial empire to aircraft bases in the Maghreb, controlled by the new generation of traffickers, made in France has firmly established its reputation in the world of illegal trafficking.
#2. THE COCAINE ENTREPRENEURS
THE SECRET ROUTES OF THE BUSINESS
The Dominican Republic, the Sahel desert in Mali… how do the traffickers manage to run their business internationally when faced with the sharp rise in volumes and the tightening of controls? How do these real managers of multinational organizations in a global economy play on political and economic instability to create new routes at any cost?
#3. THE GANGSTERS AND MONEY
WHEN THE CASH POURS IN
From the City to Wall Street, passing through tax havens, to the Eldorado of cash which is Dubai, what methods do traffickers use to launder their dirty money? When there is an explosion in the volumes involved, there is an explosion in cash. From the concrete roads to the intangible routes of finance, which routes, each smarter and more dangerous than the last, do they use to help them infiltrate the economy itself?