10:00pm – Wednesday, July 4 on ABC2
British actor, author and journalist Ross Kemp travels to Northern Mexico the murder capital of the world.
More than 3000 people were gunned down in the city last year, victims of a bloody drug war being played out on America’s doorstep.
Kemp investigates the ruthless cartels fighting for control of the drug trade between Mexico and the US, a business worth more than $40 billion a year.
Cartels rule and run the city through a policy known as ‘silver or lead’, that is, take a bribe or a bullet.
Anyone who stands in their way is offered huge bribes. Those who refuse them are shot.