THE HEROIN TRANSPORT EMPIRE BETWEEN IRAN AND WESTERN EUROPE
OCCRP journalists conducted dozens of interviews with convicted criminals throughout Eastern Europe. The videos are an extension of the Jail Crunch visualization and provide a personal window into how crime works in the region. Every few weeks, OCCRP will release a new inmate interview shedding light on how common crimes work across Eastern Europe.
In this video, OCCRP visits a high-level Romanian international drug trafficker incarcerated at a maximum security prison in Bucharest, Romania. The inmate describes building a heroin transport empire between Iran and Western Europe, while blackmailing bank officials into laundering money. In the end, members of his family ratted him out. But a bank account awaits him upon his release.
Watch the video HERE