"It's really easy to forget that behind money laundering - this seemingly harmless crime there's some really bad people. There have been instances in my work where top level global international drug dealers were coming to do deals in the UK and there was nothing we could do due to lack of resources...."
Listen to the whole podcast series: How to Steal a Trillion
Author and journalist Oliver Bullough traces Britain's vital role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering, talking to historians, whistle blowers, former investigators, and politicians.
Series contributors include: Graham Barrow, Roman Borisovich, Bill Browder, Liam Byrne, John Christensen, Damian Hinds, David Lewis, Vanessa Ogle, John Penrose, Catherine Schenk, Helena Wood