On the streets of Denmark, trafficked men and women are exploited by transnational criminal networks who prey on their vulnerability with promises of a better life. Edward is struggling to earn to pay off the traffickers who brought him from Nigeria to sell their drugs. He has been coerced and ruthlessly manipulated with a brutal combination of physical and psychological violence; trafficked people are often forced to pay debts ranging from 35,000 to 100,000 euros...
Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
In the past ten years, more than 200,000 people have been murdered in Mexico. Most of the victims came from the streets of Ciudad Juarez, near the US border, where the rival La Línea and Sinaloa cartels fight over control of the cocaine market to America. For several months, journalist Alejandro Delval infiltrated the La Línea cartel, following the cocaine trail from Ciudad Juarez to New York.
Rusty Young, author of best-seller Marching Powder, returns to Bolivia to uncover the brutal realities of the cocaine trade. His investigation sees him cross paths with notorious assassins and traffickers, as well as the undercover informants fighting them. What emerges is a world driven by addiction: to the drug, to the game, to the chase. This enthralling and shocking exposé lays bare the inner workings of the war on drugs.
There is the cocaine, tonnes of cocaine, one of the richest and most important Ndrangheta bosses in Europe and the so-called Swiss washing machine. This report traces the flow of dirty money from dealers in South America and offers a disconcerting window into the lives of Ticino’s “white collar workers”.
After the arrests of the Mafia godfathers during the early 2000s, Italy hoped that it had finally put an end to organized crime. Instead, some of the notorious mafia old guard have been replaced by a young generation of mobsters, known as the ‘Baby Mafia’. Led by reckless adolescents known as the ‘Baby Bosses’, the majority of these gangs can be found in Naples, home to hundreds of Camorra clans. Drug trafficking, thefts, extortion and racketeering run rife throughout the city.
'Dangerous cities' is a fascinating and terrifying look at some of the world's most dangerous places to live. We travel to the most notorious cities on the planet to meet ordinary inhabitants and see their everyday struggles. But in the middle of all the chaos, there is often a glimmer of hope; those few who continue to love their cities and are valiantly trying to save them. This episode goes to the the Mexican border city of Chihuahua, under the control of the Sinaloa cartel.