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This documentary miniseries examine the problem of the opioid epidemic in the United States. The series' angle is to take a close look at the personal stories of the people involved in the drug problem, from the producers to the users to the law enforcement officers who are trying to stop it.

2 Seasons, 9 Episodes
February 2, 2018
Crime, Documentary & Biography
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  • Magda and Rossni cross into the U.S., Juana faces deportation. Finale

  • Sex trafficking cases in Mexico and the U.S are exposed.

  • Magda attempts to jump a train, Ramirez apprehends a smuggling leader.

  • In the wake of her husband’s execution by MS-13, Magda fears for her life. She flees Honduras with her young daughter, hoping to make it to the United States. In Colorado, restaurant owner Victor prepares his family for life without him as he awaits his next ICE hearing and possible deportation back to Guatemala. Special Agent Ramirez leads a Homeland Security investigation into a smuggling cell in McAllen, Texas.

  • In Columbus, Sgt. Nate Smith helps recovering addicts get treatment while zeroing in on a dealer who is mixing heroin with lethal Fentanyl. In Mexico, Don Miguel finds himself trapped in the drug trade, while Mario, a young activist, looks for his missing brother. Back in Atlanta, Skyler signs himself up for long-term treatment but struggles to follow through. Series finale.

  • Don Miguel celebrates a birthday as rivals close in. In Columbus, Special Agent James tracks down the missing suspect who may be the key to breaking open his case. Meanwhile in Akron, Laura and Dan locate their fugitive son and convince him to turn himself in and begin rehab.

  • In the border town of Juarez, a trafficker explains how heroin is transported to the US as Mexican Federal police undertake an operation to bust a dealer. In Columbus, Special Agent James executes a significant drug bust and starts tracking the local heroin supply back to its cartel sources when a key suspect disappears.

  • Don Miguel responds to a shooting. Detective Edwards investigates an overdose.

  • Don Miguel struggles to keep control of local poppy fields in Guerrero, Mexico. Back in Columbus, Ohio, Det. Mark Edwards orchestrates a traffic stop to close in on a local heroin dealers. In Atlanta, Skyler moves back home with his parents to get clean.

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