As cocaine addiction rates skyrocket in the US and as he asserts more control and spreads more terror throughout Colombia orders are given to the DEA to focus all their efforts on taken down Pablo Escobar.
Assembling the Team to Take Down Escobar
Despite the rising number of deaths of his colleagues from the specially-assembled Search Block and multiple bounties on his head former DEA chief in Colombia Joe Toft resolves to not be intimidated and to continue the hunt for Escobar.
Escobar and His Bloodbath
Pablo Escobar was able to rise so quickly in the cocaine business because he was willing to do anything to succeed, including threatening judges and killing policemen.
Escobar Enters The Cocaine Business
El Chapo Guzman was able to escape from prison in Mexico after his first arrest, by bribing prison officials and being carted out in a laundry basket. Once out, sought revenge through mass killings.
EL Chapo's Revenge After His First Escape From Prison
As agents pursue him Joaquin Guzman, or "El Chapo" reaps a fortune for himself as head of the Sinaloa cartel by producing and distributing crystal meth.
Fugitive El Chapo Becomes the Crystal Meth Kingpin
In order to get to the elusive El Chapo agents determine that the best way to go about it is to monitor all of those he associates with and to move in on his bodyguards.
Getting to El Chapo Through His Inner Circle
Carlos Lehder and Pablo Escobar come together to destroy kidnappers and ultimately decide to join forces to build a massive drug cartel.
Carlos Lehder and the Birth of the Medellin Cartel
The DEA goes on a manhunt for Rafael Caro Quintero a member of Felix Gallardo's cartel accused of kidnapping a teenage girl.
El Padrino's Crew Goes on a Kidnapping Spree
Griselda Blanco's cocaine distribution operation in the US became so lucrative by the mid-1970s that Pablo Escobar muscled in, triggering a deadly rivalry.
Griselda Blanco and Pablo Escobar Go to War
After extensive efforts to turn some of Whitey Bulger's associates into informants, the Massachusetts State Police are ready to make their move, but get unexpected interference from the FBI.
The Shocking Revelation that Whitey Bulger is an FBI Informant
After the torture and brutal murder of one of their agents, the DEA intensifies its international hunt for drug lord Juan Matta-Ballesteros.
The International Manhunt for a DEA Agent Killer
After moving to New York City from his native North Carolina Frank Lucas very quickly moved up the criminal ladder and became the protege of notorious Harlem mob leader Bumpy Johnson
For Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas Violence Was the First Step
In an attempt to determine who was purchasing weapons for the Colombian paramilitary and drug trafficking group AUC, the FBI try a variety of methods of infiltration.
The FBI Attempt to Further Infiltrate the Colombian AUC
In an attempt to lure arms dealer Viktor Bout out of Russia DEA agents concoct a plan that appeals to the Russian's immense greed.
Setting a Trap For Russian Lord of War Viktor Bout