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Drugs: A multi-billion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like no other substance on the planet. Turning cartel leaders into billionaires, the illegal drug industry also provides vital income to hundreds of thousands of poor workers across the globe. While some users sacrifice their lives to an addiction they can't escape, others find drugs to be their only saving grace from physical or emotional pain almost impossible to overcome. Where should the lines be drawn in this lucrative industry?
The culture of cocaine is deeply entrenched on Wall Street and some will pay more than its worth for the purest quality available. It's a buyer's market and dealers must compete to deliver first and close the sale, while keeping up with the changing Wall Street appetite. A new generation of brokers and traders are turning to a drug that keeps them performing at work. And police are coming down on a drug that they regard as Wall Street's dirty little secret — which is quickly turning into an epidemic.
Hip-hop, a million-dollar industry, plays up to its links with a billion-dollar industry: drugs. In Oakland California, wannabe rappers BG and Lil Ant use money from dealing cocaine to pay for their studio time. Across the city, established hip-hop duo the Hoodstarz are trying to stay off the cops' radar after narrowly avoiding a drug bust. In Las Vegas, hip-hop promoter Locksta is using drug money to pay rappers to perform at his shows. But the feds are on to this type of music industry scam. They've just jailed a top industry executive for life for using his business as a front to ship hundreds of kilos of cocaine to New York.
In this new episode, Drugs, Inc. delves into the Los Angeles porn industry. The porn industry and illegal drugs have a reputation for going hand in hand. But after a number of HIV scares, porn sets in LA are under more scrutiny than ever, and it's changing the way narcotics on set are tolerated.
When Pittsburgh police crack down on heroin, they inadvertently open the door for wannabe dealers that see a chance to muscle their way into the market with a killer brand.
The side effects of drug use can be disastrous, but the people living in the world of the living dead fight an epic battle.
The drug of choice in Silicon Valley is cocaine, but a cop crackdown is pushing dealers and their programmer clients to meth.
From the DEA and dealers to users and doctors, Grim Reaper explores the deadliest drugs across the globe.
Cocaine is Europe-bound and which means a white-knuckle ride along the Amazon, to the docks of Ghana and Nigeria and all the way to Amsterdam.
Arresting drug dealers is just the beginning for some in the drug game, as some inmates continue to do business behind bars.
Meet the network of traffickers, runners and smugglers delivering meth to the masses in Austin. At the Tex-Mex border, officials do everything they can to cut off supply.
Marijuana is widespread amongst the student population in Boston and, with National Weed day on the horizon, dealers and students are gearing up.
Thai police battle an addiction epidemic as popularity of meth pill Yaba spins out of control. Dealers continue to find ways to dodge the authorities and keep profits rolling in.
In Vancouver, a suburban gang war and heavy police presence drives some dealers and their customers to move downtown. But the cops are in hot pursuit.
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