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An exclusive first look at 'The Traffickers'

Host Nelufar Hedayat begins her journey in America, which adopts more children from overseas than all other countries in the world.
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Episode 8: Fake Pharma

Fusion's Nelufar Hedayat investigates fake pharmaceuticals—a market so profitable criminal gangs are sometimes ditching cocaine and heroin for counterfeit meds.

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Episode 7: The girl in the window

Sex traffickers in Western Europe talk to Fusion's Nelufar Hedayat about how they target and groom vulnerable children in poor Eastern European countries. It's an industry that's exploiting millions of girls worldwide.

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Fake pharmaceuticals can mean life or death in these countries

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How fake pharmaceuticals became a multibillion-dollar industry

Fusion's Nelufar Hedayat follows the trail of a vast criminal network cashing in on the multibillion-dollar fake pharmaceuticals market.

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Inside Amsterdam's red-light district

Thousands of sex workers are on display and at work in Amsterdam. Fusion's Nelufar Hedayat investigates how some women got there.

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Most victims of human trafficking are sold into the sex trade by people they trust

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Episode 6: The $3,000 meal

Nelufar Hedayat investigates the black market behind the world’s most trafficked mammal, the pangolin—a scaly creature that's considered a status symbol dish.

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Traffickers prize this animal above all others—and now it's paying the price

Nelufar Hedayat tells us what it was like to be on the trail of the world's most trafficked mammal—the scaly, armored pangolin.

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The most trafficked animal in the world is probably one you've never heard of

Nelufar Hedayat investigates the smuggling network behind the world’s most trafficked animal: the pangolin.

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The world's most trafficked animal is targeted by some you would hardly suspect

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Episode 2: Killed for a horn

Host Nelufar Hedayat investigates the underground rhino horn trade, tracing its bloody path from dealers in Vietnam to smugglers in South Africa.

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Episode 3: Organs for sale

Nelufar Hedayat investigates the illicit trade in trafficked human organs.

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Episode 4: Guns and gangs

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Episode 5: Bloody gold

Nelufar Hedayat investigates how black market gold, tainted with murder and corruption, melts into the legal supply chain.

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Crossing the globe from Asia to Africa, the Americas and Europe, host Nelufar Hedayat goes under the radar and just out of sight in 21 countries to track down thriving black marketplaces. What she finds is a world of profit-driven dealers, compliant middlemen, bribe-taking officials, poachers and smugglers who move enormous amounts of money.