'The Business of Drugs': Release date, plot, host and all you need to know about Netflix's docuseries

The docuseries is hosted by former CIA analyst, Amaryllis Fox as she investigates the economics of six illicit substances, including cocaine, heroin, synthetics, meth, cannabis and opioids


                            'The Business of Drugs': Release date, plot, host and all you need to know about Netflix's docuseries
Amaryllis Fox (Getty Images)

Netflix has been coming out with a slew of documentaries recently and July is going to be no different. One of the new releases Netflix has slated for the month is 'The Business of Drugs', a limited docuseries on the economies of illicit drugs, including cocaine, cannabis and more.

The docuseries follows the investigations of former CIA spy, Damerell Thornbe aka Amaryllis Fox who is married to Robert F Kennedy III, the grandson of the late Robert F Kennedy. Fox hosts the Netflix docuseries. Read on to know more details about the docuseries.

Release date

'The Business of Drugs' will be available to stream on Netflix on July 14.

Plot

A former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances, engaging with people at all levels of the global trade to understand the origins and true impact of the business of drugs. The War on Drugs has been raging in America and worldwide for decades and in the Netflix Original series 'The Business of Drugs', former CIA officer Amaryllis Fox exposes the chilling economic forces that drive it all.  Whether tracking the flow of Meth through the jungles of Myanmar or seeking out the roots of the current opioid crisis or investigating the effects of a new legal weed market the series is a smart, provocative and raw look into the dark corners of the drug trade.

Host

Amaryllis Fox

Amaryllis pursued a master’s degree in conflict and terrorism at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. During her master's degree, Fox designed an algorithm (ratio of hookah bars to madrassas and percentage beneath livable wage a border guard gets paid) to identify likely terrorist safe havens. The CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, heard about “the algo” and recruited Fox, who became one of the youngest female officers at just 22 years of age.

When Fox conducted a rare interview with Aung San Suu Kyi for the BBC, she landed in a Burmese prison for a short time. Fox became widely known in 2016 for a brave and truthful video interview with Al Jazeera about the biggest lesson she learned as a CIA agent: listen to your enemy.

She is also an actress and writer, known for 'Untitled CIA Project', 'Freak Power: The Battle of Aspen', and 'A Field Between'. 

Trailer

You can watch the trailer for the limited docuseries here.

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