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This series opens the door into a hidden world of drug trafficking and its ties to political power. It’s a story of a man, known as el Transportista, who transported drugs through planes for the world’s most dangerous drug lords in Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Colombia. Currently behind bars, he tells the tales of his wild adventures from a North Carolina federal prison via a smuggled cell phone. Each weekly episode is in English and Spanish and shines a light on the life of a man who had access to the top cartel’s, their supply, women and wealth but it all came to a stop. What happened? Buckle up, the plane is taking off and el Transportista is talking about it all.

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Episode 10: In a Sense

Episode 10: In a Sense

2021-09-1524:02

In the international drug trafficking industry, everyone combines truth and lies. John searches for the reason why Transportista contacted reporters to tell his story and concludes that this pilot actually wants to sell “his truth”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Transportista tells his truth about the failed "vuelta" of the DC-9, but the official Venezuelan and U.S. reports John found differ from the pilot's version. Who is lying? John looks again for the reporter who has further investigated the origins of this plane. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Episodio 8: El Pozo

Episodio 8: El Pozo

2021-09-0131:49

Tras negociar su colaboración en un importante juicio, Transportista se entera que el hijo del “Mayo” firma su acuerdo con el gobierno de Estados Unidos, colocándolo como testigo secundario. Desde su celda, reflexiona sobre las consecuencias por haberse dedicado por décadas al negocio prohibido.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
To complete new missions in South America, Transportista creates a new identity under which he smuggles Chinese immigrants and cocaine from Venezuela to Mexico until a powerful capo convinces him to make a "vuelta" and use the new DC-9 he acquired to move the merchandise. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Episode 7: The Deal

Episode 7: The Deal

2021-08-2519:35

Transportista escapes from the kidnapping of a violent kingpin. He stays away from clandestine activities for a while, until the change of government in Mexico forces him to accept a dangerous job offer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Una mañana de 2011, un grupo de policías locales y agentes de la DEA, sorprende a Transportista en su departamento. A pesar de su negociación, es enviado a Miami, Florida, donde buscará un arreglo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Police finds the DC-6 already without the merchandise. Transportista and his associates are caught and captured. The police tortures them until a phone call and a clarification seem to be the key for them to avoid prison. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Tras la vuelta fallida del DC-9, Transportista es secuestrado. Al recuperar su libertad, comienza una serie de huidas hasta establecerse en República Dominicana, donde vive con relativa calma por la protección obtenida mediante sobornos. Pronto vivirá una costosa traición. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Para cumplir los encargos de sus amigos sinaloenses en Venezuela, Transportista crea una identidad falsa. En ese país, un socio lo convence para mover toneladas de cocaína en un DC-9, recién adquirido. Pero la “vuelta” no sale conforme a lo planeado.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Transportista manages to return from Colombia and deliver the “Señor de los Cielos” merchandise. The pilot gains his trust and the kingpin introduces him to his associates. One of them asks him for a favor: to arrange a "vuelta" but the mission did not turn out as expected. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Episode 4: Nepotism

Episode 4: Nepotism

2021-08-0422:30

John Gibler talks to Meño Larios about how Transportista contacted Detective. During conversations with Meño, the pilot recounts how he began his career in aviation... until he accepted an offer from a regional kingpin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Tras escapar de un secuestro, Transportista se muda a Inglaterra con su nueva esposa. En México, un gobierno de alternancia establece un nuevo pacto con el narco, provocando que un poderoso capo sinaloense incorpore a este piloto en sus nuevos planes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
To learn more about Transportista, John Gibler calls a Venezuelan colleague, who revealed the plot of complicity between the Chávez government and the Narco cartels, and the way the Mexican pilot moved around the country’s biggest airport. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
La policía federal detiene a Transportista. En prisión utiliza sus contactos y dinero para vivir como “rockstar," afuera los capos buscan su libertad para que retome los vuelos clandestinos. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Once one of those responsible for the cocaine seized in Campeche is known, John Gibler contacts a Colombian journalist, who even met TRANSPORTISTA in person and considered him an encyclopedia of the narco world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Luego de resolver las turbulencias de la “vuelta” a Colombia, el Señor de los Cielos le pide a Transportista mover un cargamento en una complicada misión que pone en riesgo su libertad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Transportista narra cómo fue reclutado para pilotear clandestinamente aviones con cocaína para después ser contratado por Amado Carrillo, el Señor de los Cielos, quien le encarga una “vuelta” de Colombia a México. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Episode 1: Cocaine One

Episode 1: Cocaine One

2021-07-1428:30

In 2006, the Mexican Army seizes 5 tons of cocaine on a plane that landed at the airport in Campeche, Mexico. In response to the news, journalists begin to search for the name of its owner. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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