ebinar to launch the 1st report of the Illicit Markets Census – Brazil– JHM Research 

Date / time: April 30, 2021, 10am (Brazil time zone, GMT–3) 

The “Census of Illicit Markets: from the Triple Border Brazil-Argentina-Paraguay to the city of São Paulo” gathered and analysed, through cognitive computing, more than 10 million crime records on illicit markets for drugs, weapons, electronics, cigarettes, pesticides, among other related illicit products and services, such as human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of minors, which occurred on the geographical axis between the triple border and São Paulo, the main hub and wholesaler of illicit products in the country and in South America. 

The webinar will make public the first results of the “Census” and the methodological innovations built to detect illicit markets in the corridor between a triple border and São Paulo.  

The “Census of Illicit Markets: from the Triple Border Brazil-Argentina-Paraguay to the city of São Paulo” is one of 29 international projects selected by the PMI IMPACT Program’s Expert Council. The program is an initiative by Philip Morris International that supports projects with impact and contribution for the control of illicit markets and related crimes that victimize society. Their council is made up of former members of international organizations to tackle the illicit economy and transnational organized crime ( 

The event will feature simultaneous Portuguese-English translation.


João Henrique MartinsProject Leader Census of Illicit Markets – Brazil, JHM Research.  He was an officer of the São Paulo State Military Police for over 15 years, in the policing on the periphery of the São Paulo metropolitan region and then at the agency’s Intelligence Center. He developed research on the impact of illicit markets on the structure of the criminal justice system at the University of São Paulo (USP) and created the Observatory of Illicit Markets of the São Paulo State Federation of Industries (FIESP)He has a singular characteristic among Brazilian security researchers as he was born and lived on the outskirts of the metropolitan region of São Paulo in the 80s and 90sPlace and time when the phenomenon of the explosion of criminal violence and the formation of the main criminal gangs such as the PCC arose in the country. 

David M. LunaCEO and founder of Luna Global Networks, a former US diplomat and national security officer, is currently chairman of the Business@OECD Group of Experts Against Illicit Trade and chairman of the Anti-Illicit Trade Committee (AIT) of the United States International Business Council (USCIB). He has also been chairman of the OECD Task Force to Combat Illicit Trade, of the APEC Anti-Corruption and Transparency Working Group (ACT) and vice chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council’s Illicit Trade and Organized Crime group. 


Leandro Piquet Carneiro, Professor at the Institute of International Relations of the University of São Paulo (USP)Coordination of the USP extension program “Inter-American Police Development and Professionalization Network” (REDPPOL), developed with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS). He was a visiting researcher at the Taubman Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2006-2007). He is a member of several important councils, such as the Management Council of the São Paulo State Secretariat of Public Security, the Municipal Council of Public Security of the Municipality of São Paulo and he also coordinates the Consultative Council of the Brasília Vida Segura Program of the Government of the Federal District.