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Narco Wars

Narco Wars

  • Premiered: 
    December 9, 2020
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  • Network: Nat Geo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
  • Tags: drugs

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Plot Synopsis

NARCO WARS is a one-hour docuseries that explores how opportunistic smuggling networks in Latin America turned into powerful and ruthless drug cartels with the power to destabilize and tear apart whole countries. The series combines access to cartel members and the law enforcement agencies opposing them with a deep dive exploration of the geo-political, social and cultural factors that led the cartels' rise. The series opener, "How Cocaine Came to America," reveals how a handful of criminals formed the infamous Medellin Cartel and pioneered the cocaine smuggling business in the '70s and '80s.
A new season of NARCO WARS debuted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 9pm ET/PT on National Geographic. The season opener, "Heroin Big Bosses," features the drug lords behind the 1970s heroin boom in the United States.