The Traffickers (2016 TV series)

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The Traffickers
Presented byNelufar Hedayat
Narrated byNelufar Hedayat
Opening themeTandis Jenhudson
ComposerTandis Jenhudson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Executive producersSimon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn, Sam Collyns, Keith Summa, Daniel Eilemberg, Isaac Lee
ProducerSuzanne Lavery (Co-executive)
Production locationGlobal
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Original network
Original release13 November 2016 (2016-11-13) –
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The Traffickers is a 2016 British-American eight-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 (2008) and Searching For Sugar Man (2012), and Jonathan Chinn, an Emmy Award winner for American High. The Traffickers series, presented and narrated by Nelufar Hedayat, premiered on Fusion on 13 November 2016.[1]


Episode number Episode title Directed and filmed by Description
1 The Dark Side of Adoption Ruhi Hamid Nelufar Hedayat investigates how the West's desire to adopt internationally is driving demand for a supply of the world's poorest children.
2 Killed for a Horn Nick Read 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.
3 Organs for Sale John Conroy Nelufar Hedayat investigates the people who are forced by poverty to sell their organs
4 Guns and Gangs James Brabazon Gun trafficking in the gang wars of San Salvador that are traced back to North America
5 Bloody Gold Andrew Carter Gold miners forced to pay protection money to terrorists
6 The $3000 Meal Alicia Arce Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world, yet few people have heard of them.
7 The Girl in the Window Laura Warner Nelufar Hedayat investigates the female refugees who are being trafficked in Bulgaria, Greece and Amsterdam
8 Fake Pharma Lottie Gammon Counterfeit pharmaceuticals have captured $200 billion on the black market


The opening theme and original music score was composed by Tandis Jenhudson.


  1. ^ Pedersen, Erik (5 October 2016). "'The Traffickers': Fusion Sets November Premiere For Investigative Series". Retrieved 13 November 2016.

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