Video Duration 47 minutes 29 seconds
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Drug Trafficking, Politics and Power: The Lost Territories

From designer drugs to conflict zones, a look at how the modern drug trade has affected countries worldwide.

The third and final part of this series looks at how the drug trade has shifted to areas beyond the reach of law and order, including areas of conflict in Afghanistan and Colombia.

It also looks at so-called “designer drugs” which, easy to manufacture and conceal, have helped transform the drug trade. In Mexico, drug cartels have been a major source of violence, while the United States’s “war on drugs” has devastated communities and led to calls to legalise them.