Fireworks aren’t the only explosions in New York City on New Year’s Eve, as drug dealers, street gangs and law enforcement battle for supremacy over the streets of NYC.
It’s an experience many revellers will never forget – for all the wrong reasons. Behind the party atmosphere of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras the police are waging war against drugs, guns and even murder.
From Hollywood red carpets to the darkest back alleys, cocaine is everywhere. Follow the international supply chain of a drug that starts life as a leaf and becomes a powder more valuable than gold.
It’s a perfect storm of drug-fuelled mayhem. For one month each year, thrill-seeking college students and money-hungry drug dealers collide on the sun-drenched beaches of Southern Florida.
Hard-core traffickers. Street corner slingers. Stick-up crews. The hallmarks of the more deadly drug trade also apply to new highly-potent strains of marijuana making their way through California.
America is in the grip of a crystal meth epidemic. Nicknamed “Mexican Super Meth”, the majority of the drug is made and sold by powerful drug cartels.
It’s a deadly game of cat and mouse. For the DEA Agents running undercover drug stings in shopping centre parking lots, the price of getting caught is paid in lead.
Molly, ecstasy rebranded as ultra-pure MDMA, is exploding as the new hot-selling drug. But a new-wave of dealers have transformed the drug into a corrupt chemical with catastrophic side effects.
Decaying skin. Grotesque sores. Raw lesions. Krokodil, a home-cooked super-strong opiate, is stronger, deadlier and more addictive than traditional heroin.
Drugs are a billion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like nothing else. Chicago is the drug hub of the Midwest and on the July 4th weekend, the violence goes into overdrive.
Drugs are a billion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like nothing else. Drug crews in New York, Atlanta and Portland take us on a roller-coaster journey through their daily lives.
Welcome to the $300 billion industry of Drugs, Inc., where traffickers pocket huge profits, addicts become chained in a vicious cycle and law enforces wage war across diverse battlefields - farmers' fields, shady labs, urban street corners and suburban schools. How does this business work? Can it be stopped or should it be regulated? What impact does it have on those it touches? National Geographic Channel presents a hard-hitting new series, Drugs, Inc., which provides a 360º view of frequently abused drugs: cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana. Each episode mixes broad context and first-person perspectives from traffickers, dealers, users, law enforcement and medical professionals who take viewers to the core of this lucrative business. The series follows each drug's production cycle, its supply line into our communities and its effects on the human body.
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