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VICE Specials
14:56

The Heroin Pill Sparking Deadly Turf Wars

A new form of packaging heroin in pill form has hit Durban, South Africa, upending the market and sparking brutal gang wars that the police are struggling to contain.
Trouble in Paradise
19:45

Opioid Trouble in Himachal Pradesh

India’s northernmost state Himachal Pradesh is in the grips of a heroin crisis, as collateral damage of border state Punjab’s War on Drugs against the alleged Pakistan funded Narco Terrorism.
The War On Drugs
10:41

How Heroin Defeated America in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, America was defeated as much by the illegal heroin trade as by the Taliban itself. This is how heroin and violence have shaped Afghanistan as a country.
The War On Drugs
10:26

How Mexico's Cartels Turned Into Billion Dollar Empires

Who are the Mexican drug cartels? How did they develop? How did the War on Drugs turn them into billion dollar empires, capable of paramilitary style violence?
VWN Informers
5:49

A Former Drug Kingpin Shares His Secrets

The former head of a drugs gang reveals how he made millions by building up his reputation, evading authorities and, at times, using violence.
The War On Drugs
12:14

Turning 12-Year-Olds Into Drug Dealers

County Lines – big city crime groups exploiting kids to sell drugs has horrified the UK. But, we show how this phenomenon is a direct product of the War on Drugs itself.
The War On Drugs
11:03

What Would Happen if Heroin and MDMA Were Legalized?

The War on Drugs has failed, but legalisation is going to be a complex process. We explore what legal heroin, cocaine and ecstasy might actually look like.
The War On Drugs
11:04

America’s Opioid Epidemic Is Killing 40,000 a Year

This is the story of the North America Opioid Crisis – how a combination of medical overprescribing and drug prohibition created an epidemic as serious as COVID-19.
The War On Drugs
9:25

Why Taking Out Drug Lords Is a Bad Idea

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán turned Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel into the most powerful drugs gang on the planet. When he was arrested, it unleashed a tidal wave of violence.
The War On Drugs
10:32

Decriminalization or Death: Portugal’s Drug Policy vs. Philippines

In 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. Meanwhile, the police in the Philippines have spent the last four years shooting thousands of addicts dead in the street. Which is more effective – decriminalization or death?
The War On Drugs
7:29

The War on Drugs Show: Spice Crisis

Spice was a cheap and legal chemical cannabis. However, government bans saw chemists tweak its formula until it had mutated into a “zombie drug” capable of causing chaos
High Society
11:18

Heroin Commuters: Swedish Drug Users are Migrating to Denmark

We meet two Swedish drug users who have escaped Sweden's zero-tolerance policy and instead live on the streets of Copenhagen.
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