Indonesia Can't Stop Its Illegal Treasure Hunters
The illegal antiquities trade is robbing the country of millions of dollars and no one seems to have a plan to stop it.
Facebook Is a Black Market For Vietnam’s Wildlife Traffickers
A year-long investigation revealed that Facebook has unwillingly become a safe haven for wildlife smugglers.
Why Some Dark Web Dealers Post Photos of Their Drug Labs
“Any publicity is good publicity,” as one brazen black market Xanax dealer told Motherboard.
Strict New Regulations Are Forcing Vapers to Go DIY
Overregulation could very likely lead to a blossoming black market that otherwise wouldn’t need to exist.
Uber Is My Portal to the Black Markets of Mexico City
The ride-hailing app is a gateway for passengers into the capital city’s illegal markets for drugs, guns, and fake documents.
The Black Market for Orchids Is Moving to Social Media, Study Says
“Even though they aren't fluffy or cute, we need to take threats to them seriously.”
Drug Dealers Explain How They Keep Their Hustles Secret from Their Families
'Breaking Bad' is probably the best known pop-culture example of a drug merchant's life getting turned inside-out, but it happens to ordinary people the world over. We interviewed several about how dealing complicated their lives and relationships.
The Black Market Dealers Selling Tactical Surveillance Equipment Online
IMSI catchers are used by law enforcement, but some companies appear willing to sell to private individuals too.
A Shortage of Legitimate Donors Is Fuelling the Black Market Organ Trade
As Wales becomes the latest country to make organ donation opt-out, the illegal organ trade continues around the world.
The World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal Might Have Just Got a Lifeline
New agreements show increased attention to the plight of the vaquita, but environmental organisations warn that the effort needs to be international.
Cuba's Black Market Is a Website That Exists Primarily Offline
How do you navigate to a website when you don't have the internet?
Hell or Salt Water
The Race to Save the Vaquita, the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal
There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left, and it's all due to the illegal poaching of a fish that lives in the same waters.