Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller

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Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller

Synopsis

Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller explores the inner-workings of the global underworld's most dangerous black markets. In each episode, she journeys inside a different black market - from drugs to guns to tiger parts - to meet the players, learn the business, and unearth the geo-political circumstances and context that create the world's multi-trillion dollar shadow economy.

Episodes

  • Counterfeiting

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    Mariana travels from the violent streets of Montego Bay to the posh neighborhoods of Tel Aviv in pursuit of some of the world's biggest scammers.

  • Scam

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    Mariana dives into the world of international scamming to meet the outlaws and understand the scams at the heart of this booming industry. Her investigation takes her from the violent streets of Montego Bay to the glitzy neighborhoods of Tel Aviv as she pursues some of the biggest scammers in the world.

  • Cocaine

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    Mariana van Zeller uncovers one of the world's most notorious smuggling routes from it's origin in the remote Peruvian jungle, to Colombia's Caribbean coast, all the way to the streets of Miami. Along the way, she learns how both the smugglers and the enforcers risk their lives while operating along the 4 decade old pipeline that's producing more cocaine not seen since the 1980s, despite the crackdown of the US War on drugs.

  • Guns

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    Mariana uncovers a lethal supply chain of American firearms being smuggled into the hands of drug cartels and fueling record levels of gun violence throughout Mexico. The story takes an even more terrifying turn when the son of the world's most notorious drug lord, El Chapo Guzman, is arrested and the cartel Mariana has infiltrated violently revolts.

  • Steroids

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    Mariana attempts to understand the vanity, insecurity and greed that's driving the unregulated, billion-dollar black market in body-enhancing drugs.

  • Fentanyl

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    Mariana goes in search of the new bosses, new routes, new risks and the American communities paying the price for fentanyl's next wave.

  • Tigers

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    Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller explores the inner-workings of the global underworld's most dangerous black markets. In each episode, she journeys inside a different black market - from drugs to guns to tiger parts - to meet the players, learn the business, and unearth the geo-political circumstances and context that create the world's multi-trillion dollar shadow economy.

  • Pimps

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    Mariana embeds with pimps, victims, undercover cops and private investigators to understand the ugly business of illicit sex in America.