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YEAR: 2016 | LENGTH: 8 parts (60 minutes each)  |  SOURCE: WEBSITE


The Traffickers is a 2016 British-American 8-part investigative television series about the illegal trafficking of goods including precious minerals, fake pharmaceuticals, guns, endangered species, and humans. It is produced by Lightbox, the production company founded by Simon Chinn, who won Oscars for the feature documentaries Man On Wire and Searching For Sugar Man, and Jonathan Chinn, an Emmy winner for American High. The series, presented and narrated by Nelufar Hedayat, premiered on Fusion on 13 November 2016.


Nelufar Hedayat investigates how the West’s desire to adopt internationally is driving demand for a supply of the world’s poorest children.

In the last 40 years, 95% of the world’s rhino population has been lost. Nelufar Hedayat traces the bloody path of rhino horn trade from Vietnamese dealers to South African smugglers.

Nelufar Hedayat investigates the people who are forced by poverty to sell their organs

Gun trafficking in the gang wars of San Salvador that are traced back to North America

Gold miners forced to pay protection money to terrorists

Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world, yet few people have heard of them.

Nelufar Hedayat investigates the female refugees who are being trafficked in Bulgaria, Greece and Amsterdam

Counterfeit pharmaceuticals have captured $200 billion on the black market


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