An undercover investigation by BBC Panorama revealed serious and systematic fraud amongst gang members in London.
Two BBC reporters posed as international drug smugglers to gain the trust of gang leaders. Once inside the gangs they witnessed fraud, extortion, hoodwinking and swindling on a massive scale.
One reporter was sent out to the streets of London with two gang members in order for the “Big boss man” to demonstrate how much drugs they can shift. The reporter said, “The two boys took all the drugs themselves, then they beat each other up and told the Big boss man they had been mugged by another gang.”
A local gang member who did not want to be named said “ There is no honor amongst thieves anymore, despite what you see in the films. There is to much corruption in crime nowadays, you can’t trust anyone.”