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MANILA, Philippines – Unbeknownst to many, a foreign drug kingpin made the Philippines the base of his operations for at least 5 years starting in 2007.
Described as a technological genius, Paul Le Roux initially built an online network that illegally distributed prescription medicines in the United States before he ventured into more serious crimes, including illegal drugs and the arms trade.
On Thursday, May 23, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to award-winning journalist Evan Ratliff who authored the book The Mastermind: Drugs, Empire, Murder, Betrayal which traces the operations and the eventual arrest of Le Roux.
Ratliff has reported on crime, terrorism, corruption, and policitcs, among others. He is the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Atavist and currently co-hosts the Longform Podcast.
How did he stumble upon the crime world of Le Roux? Watch the interview live on Thursday at 12:00 pm. – Rappler.com