Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller

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  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (364)

Armed with National Geographic's trademark inside access, Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller takes viewers on a journey inside the most dangerous black markets on the planet. Each investigation in the eight-part series embeds with Peabody and duPont Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller as she explores the complex and often violent inner workings of a smuggling network. While she dives deeper and deeper into these underworlds, Mariana reveals - with characteristic boldness and empathy - that the people operating these trafficking rings are often a lot more like us than we realize.

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Guns
8. Guns
January 13, 2021
Mariana uncovers a lethal supply chain of American firearms being smuggled into the hands of drug cartels and fueling record levels of gun violence in Mexico. A journey filled with jaw-dropping access to gunrunners, mules, cartel bosses and assassins 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 that Mariana infiltrates decides to violently revolt.
Tigers
7. Tigers
January 6, 2021
Mariana tackles what one of her sources calls "the untouchable smuggling story." The black market for tigers and tiger parts is so lucrative, so secretive and so dangerous that few have attempted to uncover its ugly details. Mariana journeys far, and near, to meet the smugglers face-to-face.
Cocaine
6. Cocaine
December 30, 2020
Mariana retraces one of the world's most intractable smuggling routes, following cocaine's path from a remote Peruvian valley through Colombia's Caribbean coast, all the way to the streets of Miami. Despite the decades-long U.S. War on Drugs, cocaine production is at an all-time high, and Mariana meets some of the makers, smugglers, drivers and teenage backpackers who risk their lives to deliver America's favorite party drug.
Pimps
5. Pimps
December 23, 2020
In an eye-opening journey through her home state of California, Mariana embeds with pimps, victims, undercover cops and private investigators to understand the ugly business of illicit sex in America. How do pimps recruit? How do they think? Where do they get their power? And just how far will they go to grab their share of this billion-dollar black market?
Steroids
4. Steroids
December 16, 2020
In the age of social media, the demand for illegal steroids is booming. Mariana searches out producers and users in an attempt to understand the vanity, insecurity and greed that's driving this dangerously unregulated, billion-dollar black market in body-enhancing drugs.
Counterfeiting
3. Counterfeiting
December 9, 2020
Mariana journeys deep inside the Peruvian underworld to meet the gangster craftsmen who make and sell the world's finest counterfeit U.S. dollars. Along the way, she learns that many of these counterfeiting operations are run by criminal families in Lima, who are making a fortune despite the anti-counterfeiting efforts of the U.S. Secret Service and the Peruvian National Police.
Fentanyl
2. Fentanyl
December 2, 1950
Fentanyl has turbocharged the deadliest drug crisis in American history. But less understood is how the drug has utterly transformed the black market. Mariana goes in search of the new bosses, new routes, new risks and the American communities paying the price for fentanyl's next wave.
Scams
1. Scams
December 2, 2020
Mariana dives into the world of international scamming to understand how it all works and meet the outlaws at the heart of this booming industry.
Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller
Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller

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Armed with National Geographic's trademark inside access, Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller takes viewers on a journey inside the most dangerous black markets on the planet. Each investigation in the eight-part series embeds with Peabody and duPont Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller as she explores the complex and often violent inner workings of a smuggling network. While she dives deeper and deeper into these underworlds, Mariana reveals - with characteristic boldness and empathy - that the people operating these trafficking rings are often a lot more like us than we realize.Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on December 2, 2020.

Where to Watch Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller

Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller is available for streaming on the National Geographic Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and National Geographic.

  • Premiere Date
    December 2, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (364)