Kingpins: The UK’s Crack-Cocaine Gangs: Episode 3 (Channel 4, June 3, 2024)

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The final episode of Kingpins: The UK’s Crack-Cocaine Gangs airs on Channel 4 on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 11:05 pm. The three-part documentary series, presented by Ben Zand, offers a tense and revealing exploration of the lives of some of the world’s most notorious criminal kingpins.

In this episode, Ben Zand investigates the dominance of working-class gangs in northern England’s crack-cocaine trade. He gains unprecedented access to gang members, looking into their operations and uncovering drug labs and weapon caches. The episode also examines the impact of the drug trade on communities, sharing the stories of victims and exploring the motivations behind why individuals are drawn into a life of crime.

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Ben challenges the gang members, questioning their justifications for their criminal activities and exploring what, if anything, could persuade them to leave their life of crime behind.

Kingpins: The UK’s Crack-Cocaine Gangs, Episode 3, airs on Channel 4 on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 11:05 pm.

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