In Medellín, the former capital of drugs, we gained exceptional permission to meet and follow John Jairo Velasquez, better known as Popeye – Pablo Escobar’s former lieutenant. After confessing to participating in 250 murders and ordering thousands more, Popeye spent 23 years in prison before being released. At 54, he is now a star in his neighbourhood, but still a wanted man by his former enemies, making it impossible for him to move around without bodyguards.
Guatemala is one of the most violent countries in the world. 95% of murders remain unsolved and the ultra-violent maras manage drug trafficking, prostitution and racketeering in the country and spread terror among the population.More info
For months, we infiltrated the La Línea cartel, following the cocaine trail from Mexico to New York. We reveal the heart of the Mexican-US drugs trade.More info