Drug Lords: The Takedown

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Drug Lords: The Takedown

Synopsis

Dramatic accounts of how the world’s biggest and deadliest drug lords were hunted down and taken out, all told by special agents and cartel insiders.

Episodes

Season 1
  • The Animal

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    Colombian cocaine kingpin Otoniel is a drug lord who scares all other drug lords. Will the biggest jungle manhunt in Colombian history take him down?

  • Invisible Cartel

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    This is the gripping story of the hunt for an invisible enemy, that begins with a street level money fraud investigation, and ends with the takedown of Colombia’s biggest cartel.

  • Head of the Snake

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    From a street corner in the Bronx to a take down in Hong Kong, the FBI hunt and catch one of the biggest heroin traffickers of the 1990s.

  • Target One

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    The story of Liverpool’s Curtis Warren, a drug trafficking prodigy and the first British criminal to buy directly from the Colombian drug cartels.

  • Titan

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    Undercover agents penetrate a Colombian cocaine cartel and discover it is in business with the notorious terrorist organization, Hezbollah.

  • Cocaine Ceo

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    Drug kingpin ‘Chupeta’ runs his cocaine empire like a Fortune 500 company. But can his ever-changing face, keep him one step ahead of the police?

  • Cocaine Guerillas

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    The FARC, originally a liberation army becomes the world’s biggest cocaine cartel, until its leaders are taken out by DEA agents and U.S. prosecutors.

  • Hell's Cartel

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    The incredible story of how a Hells Angels leader took over cocaine in Montreal and declared war on the state before being brought down from within.

  • Made in America

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    American born La Barbie starts out as a marijuana smuggler, graduates to cocaine trafficking, and begins his rise to the top of a Mexican cartel.

  • The Madman

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    No name, no photo, no fingerprints, this drug lord was the ultimate ghost. All law enforcement knew about him was his nickname, “The Crazy One”.