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crime world Episode 40: The reformed dope dealer who lifted the lid on the international drugs trade

Niko Vorobyov has made it his mission to get to the heart of the global narcotics scene

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Nicola Tallant chats to Irish Independent crime correspondent Ken Foy about the burglary gang that terrorised Ireland

Nicola Tallant chats to Irish Independent crime correspondent Ken Foy about the burglary gang that terrorised Ireland

Nicola Tallant chats to Irish Independent crime correspondent Ken Foy about the burglary gang that terrorised Ireland

HE was the ‘geek’ who ended up in prison after becoming a college drug dealer - but now Niko Vorobyov has made it his mission to get to the heart of the global narcotics scene.

Reformed dope dealer Niko’s journey takes him to Mexico, where he meets the family drug lord ‘El Chapo’; an off-duty cop with an opium habit in Tehran; and the brother of arch-narco Pablo Escobar in Colombia.

At the bottom rung of the illegal business, Niko tells Eamon Dillon how he made fast cash selling ecstasy and marijuana to his fellow college students — until he was caught red-handed'

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