NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ANNOUNCES NEW PREMIERE DATE FOR DOCUSERIES ‘TRAFFICKED WITH MARIANA VAN ZELLER’
Eight-part series takes viewers inside the world’s most dangerous black markets, with Mariana spending time with major underground players — from tiger traffickers and international scammers to counterfeiters, gunrunners and fentanyl suppliers.
Premiering 22nd January 2021 at 10:00PM UAE/ 9:00PM KSA with a special two[A1] -hour episode - Watch on Channel 302 on beIN, 369 on E-life, and 513 on OSN.[A2]
Armed with National Geographic’s trademark inside access, Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller takes viewers on a journey inside the most dangerous black markets on the planet. Each investigation in the eight-part series embeds with Peabody and duPont Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller [A3] as she explores the complex and often violent inner workings of a smuggling network. While she dives deeper and deeper into these underworlds, Mariana reveals — with characteristic boldness and empathy — that the people operating these trafficking rings are often a lot more like us than we realize.
Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller premieres 22nd January 2021 at 10:00 PM UAE time and 9:00PM KSA with a two[A4] -episode premiere. Catch the premiere on Channel 302 on beIN, 369 on E-life, and 513 on OSN.[A5]
Trafficked offers viewers a mission-driven adventure to places rarely seen, providing an intimate peek behind the criminal curtain. Mariana spends time with major players from a host of underground economies — from tiger traffickers and international scammers to counterfeiters, gunrunners and fentanyl suppliers. Along the way, she also meets with law enforcement, ex-cons, fellow journalists and locals caught in the crossfire, all in an attempt to provide a 360-degree view of these poorly understood trafficking networks that contribute to the world’s multi-trillion-dollar shadow economy.
In a special two-hour episode, Mariana uncovers a lethal supply chain of American firearms being smuggled into the hands of drug cartels and fueling record levels of gun violence in Mexico. A journey filled with jaw-dropping access to gunrunners, mules, cartel bosses and assassins takes an even more terrifying turn when the son of the world’s most notorious drug lord, El Chapo Guzman, is arrested and the cartel that Mariana infiltrates decides to violently revolt.
TRAFFICKED WITH MARIANA VAN ZELLER is produced for National Geographic by Muck Media. For National Geographic, Bengt Anderson is executive producer; Matt Renner is executive producer and vice president, original programming and production; Alan Eyres is senior vice president of production and development; and Geoff Daniels is executive vice president of global unscripted entertainment.
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