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Fleeing prosecution in their countries of origin or exploiting larger money making opportunities abroad, international criminal networks nowadays scatter all over the world. Like other West European countries, France has become a target for international criminal groups, each with their own specialty. The filmmakers bravely investigate and interview organized robbers from Georgia, bank card fraudsters from Romania and prostitution bosses from Nigeria and discover the multilateral criminal networks active in France.
This documentary film investigates three types of crime committed in France by international criminal networks. These networks operate in multiple countries and are highly flexible. First of all, the makers follow the Romanian hacking gangs. Notorious for their card fraud, the gang members plunder the victims banking account with tactics such as skimming. The Georgian burglars also discussed in this film are a part of a bigger criminal network, managed by the criminal chiefs called Thiefs in Law. Finally, the Nigerian organization is specialized in recruiting and prostituting African women in Europe, including France. human trafficking in Nigeria is a serious business, leaving thousands of women in terrible conditions.