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Summary: "From the fields of Pakistan through the docks of Hamburg to the halls of London's power elite, this epic drama crosses continents and cultures to portray the dark and dangerous world of international drug smuggling. The intersecting stories of vivid characters-- a British minister with a drug-addicted daughter, the wife of a German businessman whose husband is arrested for drug trafficking,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2001

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TRA

Loewenstein, Antony

Summary: Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why. The war on drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world following suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribe Publications 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.13365 LOE

Vulliamy, Ed.

Summary: Amexica is a street-level portrait of the extraordinary terror unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border--"a country in its own right, which belongs to both the United States and Mexico, yet neither"--as the narco-war escalates to a fever pitch. In 2009, after reporting from the border for many years, journalist Ed Vulliamy traveled the frontier from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico, from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.45 VUL

Summary: While rival drug cartels warred in the streets, the Columbian national soccer team took a rapid rise to glory, with Andres Escobar its inspirational captain. Meanwhile the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar, pioneered "Narco-soccer". After a mistake by Andres led to a loss at the 1994 World Cup, less than ten days later he was gunned down outside a bar, a tragedy documented in this thriller...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: ESPN Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TWO

Summary: To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become icons, glorified by musicians who praise their fame and success. In this new constituency, they represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by money, drugs, and violence. The film is an explosive look at the drug cartels' pop culture influence on both sides of the border...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NAR

Mayor, Archer.

Summary: A routine call asking Joe Gunther to investigate a seemingly minor complaint against a young officer of the Bellows Falls police department leads to the uncovering of a cauldron of spousal abuse, debauchery, teen crime, drug running, and cold-blooded murder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AM Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAY

Nesbø, Jo

Summary: Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom--a master of manipulation named Hecate--has connections with the highest in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC NES

Summary: Planning to retire and begin a new life, Mr. X is a successful West End drug dealer who has been asked for one last favor: to negotiate the sale of one million hits of Ecstasy. Unfortunately for Mr. X, the pills were stolen from a Serbian drug lord who'll cut off his head if he sells them. And with a London crime czar promising to retire him permanently if he doesn't, Mr. X may be rightfully...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY LAY

Summary: Sunnyvale is now under Julian's control with Bubbles providing musical entertainment in his bar and Ricky and Lucy running the local "Drugs Store". However, Barb is out of jail and determined to get the park back by taking Julian to court. Under pressure from Lucy, Ricky is unsuccessfully trying to stay out of trouble and to hang on to the money that he has set aside for Trinity and Jacob's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: EOne Films 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRA

Summary: Tae-Shik is an ex-special agent with a tragic past. He runs a small pawnshop, and So-Mi, the young girl who lives next door, is his only friend. When So-Mi's mother becomes involved in a major crime, mother and daughter are kidnapped. To save So-Mi, Tae-Shik makes a certain arrangement with the crime mob. With So-Mi missing, the police begin to chase Tae-Shik. With the police and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAN

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Summary: From out of the shadows comes this final collection of hard-to-find noir classics: The Crimson Kimono (1959); The Lineup (1958); The Shadow in the Window (1956); The Long Haul (1957); Pickup Alley (1957); The Tijuana Story (1957); She Played with Fire (1957); The Case Against Brooklyn (1958); and Man on a String (1960).

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Based on a true story of the rise and fall of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and the two DEA agents that brought the famed Medellin Cartel to its knees.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV NAR

Murphy, Steve (Steven E.)

Summary: The explosive memoir of legendary DEA agents and the subject of the hit Netflix series Narcos. Readers will go deep inside the inner workings of the Search Bloc, the joint Colombian-US task force that resulted in an intensive 18-month operation that tracked Escobar.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1 MUR

Summary: Snowfall continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Season two follows our ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984, with all of them working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence. Young street entrepreneur Franklin...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SNO

Summary: A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SNO

Deutsch, Kevin

Summary: "An award-winning crime reporter describes how two high school honor-roll students used gang connections to loot pharmacies and sell narcotics through delivery drivers using location-based technology and even formed an alliance with the Mexican drug cartel headed by El Chapo,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.4 DEU

Summary: A former boxer turned drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE BRA

Summary: After drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from prison, the Colombian police, rival cartels, and DEA agents try to take him down in the explosive second season of the hit series.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV NAR

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Summary: Based on a true story of the rise and fall of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and the two DEA agents that brought the famed Medellin Cartel to its knees.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV NAR

Caribe, Roman

Summary: A long-time confidential informant for U.S. law enforcement describes how he came to be in such a position and recounts how he risked his life and family and faced unthinkable dangers while meeting with gang and cartel leaders every night.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARIBE, ROMAN CAR

O'Dea, Brian.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 O'DE

Summary: From 2007 to 2009, nearly 10,000 people in Mexico died in drug-related violence. Who or what caused this? Some argue that it is Americans' insatiable demand for illicit drugs and the constant flow of guns from the United States, which arms the drug cartels. Others blame Mexico's own government, which, they claim, is so corrupt that it cannot clamp down on the cartels. Unable to ignore the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Slater, Dan

Summary: The story of two American teens recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and their pursuit by a Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unwinnable. What’s it like to be an employee of a global drug-trafficking organization? In the border town of Laredo, Texas, Gabriel and his friend Bart abandon promising futures for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 SLA

Summary: Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin leads a double life. Her high-flying police career is at odds with an attachment to shady businessman and drug trafficker Frank Le Saux, who acts as a father figure to her. Having kept him off the police's radar for years, Nancy finds her secret at risk of exposure when Frank is murdered in Brighton and she's placed in the middle of the investigation, with a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV LEV

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