British documentary filmmaker and popular BBC3 journalist Stacey Dooley returns for another hard-hitting film going behind the scenes of the war on drugs.
In "Ecstasy Wars", part of a long-standing series "Stacey Dooley Investigates", Stacy heads to the heart of the cat-and-mouse game that is taking place between drug enforcement police and cartels; Cambodia. This is where the recreational "party" drug Ecstasy's (MDMA) main active ingredient safrole oil is cultivated deep in the thick jungle. Not only does the forest provide cover for loggers cutting down trees which contain safrole, but these operations are wrecking acres-upon-acres of habitats that will most likely never recover.
Cambodia is of course only beginning of the production-line for Ecstasy. To investigate the full extent of the Ecstasy wars, Stacys follows the rest of it's journey all the way to Vancouver Canada.
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Ecstasy Wars is not just about how the drug makes it to the west, it is also about the impact it has on society. In Canada and the US, she meets with people who sell the drug and people have been affected by it.