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The Syndicate
Buried cash. DEA moles. Sibling rivalries. Skydiving planes. Fast cars. And an exploding hash lab. A group of college friends took advantage of Colorado’s medical marijuana laws to create one of the longest, most lucrative smuggling runs in U.S. history. But when a drug mule flipped, the whole enterprise came crashing down— and revealed how the marijuana black market is not just evolving in the era of legal weed, but thriving. New episodes publish Tuesday mornings.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 664 ratings
Waiting bothers me as well
I’ve enjoyed this well produced series but the wait between segments is interminable and unnecessary
Dr. Ralph via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/20
Love the stories!!!!
lemonloser via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/20
Intriguing story
As a WA state citizen I am aware of legal marijuana - but I had no idea someone in Colorado took advantage of the new system to sell on the black market. Really interesting podcast to listen to.
Lexi151975 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/20
Recent Episodes
After Joe Johnson flips and becomes an informant, the noose starts to tighten around the Syndicate. In October 2014, police execute 18 simultaneous search warrants, bringing down the entire enterprise with SWAT teams and over a hundred armed police officers. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 09/15/20
The backstory of the Syndicate's kingpin. We explore Tri's motivations, his history with the Syndicate's key distributor in Minnesota, and why he reacted the way he did when things in Denver started to go terribly sideways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published 09/08/20
Even as the Syndicate hits its stride as an illegal operation, Tri sets up a big play to go legal. He wants to leave the black market forever. But what will it take -- and what will the Syndicate sacrifice in order to go legit?
Published 09/01/20
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