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Cocaine Capital of the World

Stacey Dooley investigates why Peru has become the world's cocaine capital, meeting smugglers, producers and government forces.

Stacey Dooley investigates why Peru has taken the title of the world's cocaine capital.

Her journey starts in Lima, where she meets the Brits locked up in Peru's jails for smuggling cocaine to Europe. Travelling into the countryside, she then discovers how alarmingly easy it is for cocaine to be grown and produced here.

Stacey joins government forces as they launch a major crackdown in an attempt to destroy this multimillion-dollar industry - but will the fightback be enough?

Finally, she travels deep into the rainforest where farmers are growing a new super-strain of coca plant. Able to grow in damp jungle conditions, it threatens to open up millions of new acres to coca production and flood the world with even greater quantities of cocaine.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 31 Jan 2018 00:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Massive Attack

    Girl I Love You

  • Lloyd Banks

    Cake

  • Mobb Deep

    Shook Ones Pt II

  • Grizzly Bear

    Sleeping Ute

  • Four Tet

    Hilarious Movie of the Nineties

  • José Padilla

    Adios Ayer (Paul Daley Mix)

  • Tom Waits

    Chocolate Jesus

  • Calexico

    Ritual Road Map

  • Balam Acab

    Fragile Hope

  • Laurent Garnier

    Forgotten Thoughts

  • David Holmes

    I Heard Wonders (Flykillers Remix)

  • David Holmes

    Kill Her with Kindness

  • Walls

    Soft Cover People

  • Richard Hawley

    She Brings the Sunlight

  • Balam Acab

    See Birds (Moon)

  • Peaking Lights

    Beautiful Son

  • Holy Other

    Yr Love

  • Holy Other

    Tense Past

  • David Holmes

    The Die Hard Rationalist

  • Daughter

    Youth

  • Frank Ocean

    Pyramids

  • Walls

    Cylopean Remains

  • Post War Years

    All Eyes

  • UNKLE

    Trouble in Paradise

  • PJ Harvey

    C'mon Billy

  • alt-J

    Bloodflood

  • The Velvet Underground

    All tomorrow's parties

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Stacey Dooley
Producer Steve Grandison
Director Steve Grandison
Executive Producer Mark Rubens

Broadcasts

  • Mon 12 Aug 2013 21:00
  • Tue 13 Aug 2013 00:30
  • Tue 13 Aug 2013 03:00
  • Wed 14 Aug 2013 02:00
  • Thu 15 Aug 2013 20:00
  • Sun 18 Aug 2013 02:05
  • Mon 19 Aug 2013 01:00
  • Mon 2 Sep 2013 00:00
  • Fri 25 Oct 2013 20:00
  • Wed 1 Oct 2014 23:10
  • Wed 1 Oct 2014 23:40
  • Thu 2 Oct 2014 00:10
  • Tue 25 Nov 2014 21:00
  • Wed 26 Nov 2014 02:00
  • Tue 5 May 2015 21:00
  • Wed 6 May 2015 01:00
  • Wed 6 May 2015 03:00
  • Wed 16 Dec 2015 21:00
  • Tue 30 Jan 2018 23:45
  • Wed 31 Jan 2018 00:10
  • Wed 31 Jan 2018 00:45

Find out about Stacey's other investigations in the series

Find out about Stacey's other investigations in the series

In episode two, Stacey investigates the growing drug trade sweeping through Thailand.