The Business of Drugs is an American crime documentary web television miniseries. Leila Abu-Saada, Gillian Brown, Liz Fields, and Beth Morrissey are the producers of the series. The show, ‘The Business of Drugs’ released on July 14, 2020, on Netflix. The first season of the show consists of six episodes. The OTT streaming site, Netflix released all six episodes of the show in a single go.
The critics and audience loved the settings of the first season of the show. It scored 7.3/10 on IMDb.
In this article, we will discuss the details of the show. Along with the recap of the third episode of the show, ‘The Business of Drugs’.
Amaryllis Fox is the presenter of the show. Amaryllis is an American writer, TV host, and public speaker. Fox has served in the United States Central Intelligence Agency.
In the show, Amaryllis travels across the world, going after the drug lords and mafias of the areas. She features the process of their business model of providing drugs crosswise the world. Fox travels the world to interview the drugs mafia and narrate their ground reality.
In one of the episodes, she traveled deep in the jungle, to track down the drug lord, who trades at a bigger scale than infamous Pablo Escobar. She features every single process of making cocaine, starting from planting a cocoa plant, to processing it into Cocaine.
In the third episode of the show, Amaryllis focuses on Heroin. She travels to East Africa, which is currently the Heroin capital of the world.
According to the facts, shown in the show, opium consumption increased by 65 percent in 2017 alone! The drug gained popularity after the worldwide war against the consumption of recreational drugs. In East Africa, she visits a town known as Kibera, in Kenya. There she meets the local drug lord, who is known as Mr. K. This person is infamous in the whole of Kenya for a special type of heroin, which he processes. This particular blend is called, ‘brown sugar.’
According to the experts of the show, heroin is a type of modified morphine. Morphine is a special drug that is used in many life-saving medicines worldwide. Also, though the episode, it is clear that how smugglers such as Mr. K can make much more money than an average working-class person.
Mr. K has a long chain of clients, not only in Kenya but in other countries too.