Pablo Escobar was the mastermind of drug trafficking and narcoterrorism in Colombia during the 1980s. He transformed the city of Medellín into the cocaine capital of the world and pioneered a model that almost every major criminal organization would later adopt.
Countries around the globe are still grappling with the aftermath of Escobar's reign 20 years after his death—from the hired killers he trained as his army of underage hitmen to the remote cocaine labs and clandestine air strips in the jungles of Peru helping feed the world's hunger for coke.
In this excerpt from our recent documentary, we travel into the jungle with the Peruvian National Police in search of hidden cocaine labs scattered across the country.
The final part of our documentary, How Pablo Escobar's Legacy of Violence Drives Today's Cartel Wars, will be available on VICE.com today.