10:00pm – Wednesday, June 20 on ABC2
Award-winning British author, actor and journalist Ross Kemp travels the world to investigate some of the most extreme issues facing our planet today.
Kemp travels to Chicago, the scene of America’s biggest heroin problem, to investigate an epidemic that is destroying lives, families and entire communities and that is now moving from the city’s ghettos to its most affluent suburbs.
Granted rare access into the city’s secretive and highly lucrative drug underworld, Kemp visits shooting galleries and witnesses gang members preparing wholesale consignments of heroin in underground ‘stash houses’.
He joins dealers on street corners, meets female addicts who walk the streets selling sex for drugs and confronts the ‘Mr Big’ behind the trade.