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If the US Government asked you to move to Colombia to hunt down the world’s most brutal narco-terrorist, what would you say?

Real Narcos meets the real DEA agents tasked with bringing down some of history’s most notorious criminal masterminds - from the King of Cocaine, Pablo Escobar, to the most powerful drug trafficker on the planet, El Chapo.

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If the US Government asked you to move to Colombia to hunt down the world’s most brutal narco-terrorist, what would you say?

Real Narcos meets the real DEA agents tasked with bringing down some of history’s most notorious criminal masterminds - from the King of Cocaine, Pablo Escobar, to the most powerful drug trafficker on the planet, El Chapo.

Also, check out our other podcast, Real Dictators. Out Now!

    Matta Ballesteros Part 2: Face to Face With the Cocaine Chemist

    Matta Ballesteros Part 2: Face to Face With the Cocaine Chemist

    Everyone assumed Matta Ballesteros was just a low-level pusher. But it turns out he’s the shady mastermind behind an overland supply route funnelling eye-watering quantities of cocaine into the southern United States. After a long and gruelling pursuit across multiple borders, the US agents on his tail hatch a plan to snatch Matta off the street. Finally, Mike Vigil of the DEA comes face to face with the man he’s chased halfway across Latin America.



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    • 49 min
    Matta Ballesteros Part 1: The Faceless Phantom

    Matta Ballesteros Part 1: The Faceless Phantom

    The drug lords in this series tend to be larger than life. This guy is a little different. The man they call ‘El Negro’ – ‘The Black One’ – is an elusive, faceless phantom. Hunting him is like trying to catch smoke. But in September 1981, the DEA make a huge cocaine bust in Los Angeles, California. The raid throws up clues that point the agents towards a Honduran cocaine chemist. The hunt for Matta Ballesteros begins...
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    • 42 min
    Griselda Blanco Part 2: The Black Widow Devours Her Mate

    Griselda Blanco Part 2: The Black Widow Devours Her Mate

    Griselda Blanco outhustled and outwitted the men in her orbit to rise from desperate poverty on the streets of Colombia to remarkable wealth on Miami Beach. In Bogotá, a domestic dispute between Griselda and her husband snowballs into a shootout in a nightclub parking lot. In Miami, a rookie cop is called to a homicide bearing all the hallmarks of a Godmother hit. An informant is planted at the heart of Griselda’s family network. And DEA agents come face to face with the Godmother herself.
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    • 43 min
    Griselda Blanco Part 1: The Cocaine Godmother

    Griselda Blanco Part 1: The Cocaine Godmother

    In the early 1980s, the US Coast Guard are inundated with speedboats, propeller planes, helicopters and even submarines loaded with ton upon ton of high-grade cocaine. Sleepy towns find themselves on the front line of the war on drugs. Miami goes from quiet southern resort, to international front-page news. Behind this tidal wave of white powder washing up on the beaches of south Florida? The world’s first female narco-terrorist - a fearsome woman they call The Godmother.
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    • 41 min
    Introducing: Real Dictators - Kim Jong il

    Introducing: Real Dictators - Kim Jong il

    Kim Jong-il built a volatile rogue state with nuclear missiles trained on its enemies – all while living a life of the utmost luxury. In the first episode of Real Dictators, we piece together the early life of this tyrant and that of the country he came to rule.
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    • 55 min
    Barry Seal Part 3: Sleep With One Eye Open

    Barry Seal Part 3: Sleep With One Eye Open

    Barry Seal has gone from smuggler to informant, and now penetrates further into the heart of the Medellin Cartel than any American before or since. But this daredevil pilot flies too close to the wind… As Seal’s identity is exposed, the tables are turned. Can he disappear into the ether before the Cartel track him down?
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    • 53 min

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