South Africa: All That Glitters – a Look Into Illicit Gold Networks

The Midas touch connecting South Africa to global smugglers, terrorists and Dubai’s dubious gold industry.

First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper.

South Africa has surfaced as a key transit point for bullion smugglers wanting to channel the precious metal to and from one of the world’s most prolific players in the gold industry – Dubai.

Piecing together a number of arrests that have led to local police and South African Revenue Service (SARS) investigations, conducted over…


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