OCCRP case study: Going Bananas: Flanders Transformed into Hub for International Cocaine Trafficking


 The late Silvio Aquino, the main suspect in what has been termed the biggest drug trial in Belgian history. He was also at the heart of an investigation by murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak.

Kuciak and his fiancée were shot and killed on Feb. 21. He was collaborating with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), the Investigative Reporting Project Italy, and the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism, which have all contributed to the present investigation.