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Colombia’s Most Wanted Drug Lord

The Colombian cocaine trade has transformed since the days of Pablo Escobar. This is the story of the rise of the new generation of Colombian drug lords.
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The Mystery of the $200 Million Drug Bust

In 2007, police seized $207 million from the Chinese-Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon. Could he be the weirdest trafficker in the entire history of the War on Drugs?
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Is The World’s Weirdest Drug Market In New Zealand?

New Zealand is overrun with meth and new synthetic drugs – sold by fierce biker gangs. But, this is how one psychedelic rockstar almost managed to end their War on Drugs!
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How Speed is Fuelling Wars in The Middle East

The Syrian government have become some of the world’s biggest amphetamine dealers – flooding the Middle East with the drug Captagon to finance their war machine.
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How Russia Created the World’s Worst Street Drug

Russia’s brutal War on Drugs has led to some of some of the world’s deadliest street drugs and an exploding HIV crisis – and the Russian people have paid the price.
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The Female Cartel Bosses of Latin America

Who are the mysterious female bosses commanding cartels? How have these women achieved power, and what can they show us about how the drug war shapes women's lives?
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Brazil’s Drug Wars Just Got Even Deadlier

This is how Brazil’s deadly drug wars have been fuelled by a president who thinks the solution is to throw more guns at the problem.
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The Secret Drug Boss of Jamaica

This is the story of Chris “Dudus” Coke, the drug lord who became the secret “President” of Jamaica.
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How Conservatives Wrecked Drug Treatment

This is how, since 2010, the British Conservative Party has disastrously restructured UK drug treatment – and how tens of thousands of people may have died as a result.

The Drugs Fuelling Deadly Wars

From Nazi soldiers on methamphetamine to Britain’s global narco empire, we explore the centuries old relationship between drugs and warfare.
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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.
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Did the CIA Actually Sell Crack in the 1980s?

As cocaine flooded into America in the 1980s, this is how one reporter exposed CIA collaboration with cartels. Did the US government actually cause the crack epidemic?