El Chapo • 2018 • episode "S2E1" Drug Lords

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After idolizing drug lords as a child, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman becomes one of history's most notorious kingpins, known for his audacious escapes

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Drug Lords • 2017 - 2018 • 8 episodes •

Pablo Escobar

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar leads a horrific war against his own country until a team of politicians and police end his reign of terror.

2017 • People

The Cali Cartel

Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela use violence and guile to turn the Cali Cartel into a $7 billion-per-year criminal operation.

2017 • People

Frank Lucas & The Country Boys: Heroin Kings of New York

Frank Lucas does whatever it takes to become -- and remain -- the heroin king of New York. Meanwhile, three dedicated cops vow to bring him down.

2017 • People

The Pettingill Clan: Australia's Heroin Dynasty

A mother and her sadistic boys rule the Australian underworld until the eldest son's addiction hastens the family's downfall.

2017 • People

El Chapo

After idolizing drug lords as a child, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman becomes one of history's most notorious kingpins, known for his audacious escapes

2018 • People

Jemeker Thompson: Crack Queen of L.A.

Once the undisputed crack queen of LA, Jemeker Thompson speaks about her unorthodox reign and how her maternal instinct led to her downfall.

2018 • People

Christopher Coke: Jamaica's Narco Prince

Driven by an all-consuming desire for power, Jamaica's Christopher Coke considers himself a modern-day Robin Hood -- until authorities take him down.

2018 • People

Klaas Bruinsma: Europe's Hash King

Thought by many to be a pushover due to his boyish looks and wealthy upbringing, Klaas Bruinsma proves himself a sadistic and sinister drug lord.

2018 • People

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