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DEA is a documentary about our law enforcement working for us. DEA agents are a select group of men and women from varied backgrounds whose experience and commitment make the federal drug enforcement agents the best in the world. Go under cover with the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday in the most dangerous job on the street fighting against drugs and drug dealers in the United States. Watch as the DEA agents intercept drugs coming into the U.S. Follow the DEA agents as they make record-breaking arrests in the war on drugs.

Be there as the DEA agents use groundbreaking weaponry, highly developed surveillance tech. The Airwing is a specially built helicopter to perform discrete surveillance on high profile targets. One episode starts in northern New Jersey, mostly urban terrain, where the DEA use it as a central front to battle the international drug cartel. In the northeast United States, the drug cartel uses New Jersey and New York ports to smuggle their illicit cargo in by way of Canada and Mexico.

An agents training is a four months resident program. They go through demanding three and a half days of physical fitness and defensive tactics designed to prepare new agents to succeed in submissive and non- submissive arrest scenarios. Trained for these types of situations does not make it any less scary. These are real men and women on the streets making it safer.

The DEA push themselves in their training so they can do their job and get the job done. The DEA goes all over the world to fight drug dealers in sting operations. A few became DEA agents after being on a police force, or with the U.S. Marshalls. This series shows real life episodes of the everyday life of a DEA agent on the job here in the U.S.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Spike TV
6 Seasons, 115 Episodes
April 2, 2008
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DEA Full Episode Guide

  • Tension runs high on the Northwestern. Edgar Hansen is fed up with the 22 year marathon of pain, and confronts older brother Sig. Josh Harris returns to the Cornelia Marie and the Opilio Season ends with a harrowing mayday.

  • Captain Phil Harris loses his battle for life while the boats - unaware of the news - battle the biggest storm of the season. Eventually, eldest son Josh breaks the news to the fleet and reactions are intense and unforgettable.

  • The Time Bandit deck disintegrates as Mike and Scott fight for the Captain's chair. Desperate to leave the deck, Edgar Hansen trains his greenest deckhand on the hydros. As the fleet faces epic weather, Phil Harris battles for his life.

  • As the fleet struggles through their mid-season grinds, Captains turn on deckhands and deckhands turn on each other. On land, Skipper Phil battles for his life while his sons tear each other apart.

  • A critically ill Phil Harris is flown to Anchorage leaving son, Josh, behind. On the Time Bandit, Andy trains a young deckhand to be a relief skipper as a jealous crew looks on.

  • Captain Johnathan leaves the Time Bandit for warmer waters. On the Cornelia Marie, a skipper pays a heavy price for his hard living ways.

  • A Coast Guard helicopter attempts a rescue in dangerous seas. The deck of the Time Bandit becomes a deadly gauntlet of heavy, falling ice chunks while on the Cornelia Marie, the skipper's son reveals a dark secret.

  • The Cornelia Marie gambles on the Bering Sea's most difficult fishing grounds. The Time Bandit is in emergency mode with a starboard list. Meanwhile, a boat calls the Coast Guard for a man suffering from a heart attack.

  • Days of ice bashing has the entire fleet in pain. On the 'Northwestern', the exhausted crew struggles to keep up with Captain Sig's maniacal pace - and one deckhand pays the price in blood.

  • A white knuckle, boat-crippling passage stands between the Time Bandit and their final offload. A maniacal skipper risks mutiny in the hunt for a rare crab species.

  • It's week five of the King Crab season. A monster storm stands between the Time Bandit and their final offload. While on the Northwestern, a maniacal Skipper heads into arctic seas to hunt down the planet's most elusive crab.

  • Captain Sig and Captain Phil liaison to reclaim their junior deckhands with a high seas transfer. But when the young crew members submerge themselves in the bitter, treacherous tides - the plan quickly spins out of control.

  • It's the third week of hunting King crab and captain Phil and captain Sig's experiment in trading junior deckhands comes to a close. The young crewmembers are tested by big waves and cruel pranks until the end.

  • It's week two of King season and a storm looms as the fleet hauls their first crab. One greenhorn cramps up after just a few pots, while two junior deckhands are tested on unfamiliar boats. But it's the veteran deckhands that try the Skippers' patience.

  • It's the final 24 hours of the 2009 Opilio crab season. A savage arctic storm causes multiple vessels to send out maydays. The Coast Guard is in a race against the clock to save four men before their boat is pounded into splinters against jagged rocks.

  • For two decades the Alaskan crab fleet has been haunted by the legendary "Black Sunday" storm. Now history repeats itself when multiple maydays go out during a massive arctic storm. Most Coast Guard assets are deployed to save a boat from going ashore

  • Weeks into the Opilio Season, the fleet is bone tired and desperate for home. As delirium sets in, deadly, rib-crunching mistakes are made. But for one fisherman, a tragedy on land spells gut-wrenching, heartbreak at sea.

  • When the fleet gets word of great fishing by the ice pack, the chase is on to the ends of the earth! Hellacious hours and missing pots-a journey to the far north will push these men over the edge.

  • Halfway through the season, each skipper faces his own personal form of hell. Frozen crab, frozen gear, and a frozen harbor chill the hearts of the most callous of fishermen. On the Northwestern, Sig battles a fierce cigarette addiction-and a fierce storm

  • After weeks battling freezing spray, forty foot waves, and sub-zero temperatures, skippers have begun plugging their boats with Opilio crab. As they lrace to St. Paul harbor for offload, the 250,000 square mile arctic ice pack stands in their way.

  • It's week three of the Opilio Crab Season. Long hours and miserable conditions already have the crabbers turning on each other. Boat-crushing ice stands between one skipper and the safety of harbor.

  • The fleet arrives on the Opi Grounds and boats struggle with ice, big seas, and bad information to hunt down the crab. A skipper regrets sending his men out in savage weather to save the boat -- but there are no second chances on the Bering Sea.

  • It's the start of the 2009 Opilio Crab Season. Anything the Bering Sea held back during King Season is now being paid out in spades. The skippers have their eyes on the oncoming ice pack -- but it's a lethal, 40-foot rogue wave that's on the hunt.

  • The King Crab Season is down to the wire and skippers are desperate to top off their quotas. It's looking bleak as crews pick through bone-yards of fished out grounds. Some boats dig deep for an end of season sprint, --other boats just scrape by.

  • Crab pots still come up empty and the skippers are out of ideas.??Low bait and long grinds take our crews to dark places -- the smallest infractions from a Greenhorn or fellow Deckhand cause tempers and even violence to flare.

  • It??s week four of King Crab Season. Seven souls have perished, but the fishermen soldier on, in the hunt for crab.?? Grueling hours and vicious hazing test the Greenhorns -- and some start to crack.

  • The fleet is still dialing into the crab, and already a typhoon has taken its toll. A boat has sunk - and bone-chilling accounts of the fate of its men relay around the fleet.

  • It's week 2 of the season, and boats are hunting down the elusive King crab. A vicious storm kicks up and a Mayday goes out. The Skippers are glued to their radios -- waiting to hear the fate of 11 brother fishermen in distress...

  • The 2008 King crab fleet faces huge stakes - before boats even cast off. Skippers Keith and Phil could be sidelined by life threatening illnesses and all the boats are in debt from summer repairs. A skipper is pressured to take a potentially fatal risk.

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