Transnational crime is estimated to be as much as a $2.2 trillion annual business. Like a shadow economy, it mirrors the legitimate world with businesses that range from smuggling drugs and wildlife to counterfeiting and human trafficking. The spread of kleptocracies -- criminal states run by corrupt governments -- has blurred lines even further between the underworld and the legitimate world. Here are five journalists from countries who have dug into criminal states and can offer a wealth of tips on how to investigate, stay safe, and follow the money.
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