"Drug Bust" is a fast paced factual observational series that follows New Zealand's largest police district, Counties Manukau as they fight the war against drugs.

The district has the highest population in New Zealand but it is also one of the poorest regions - and with this comes crime. With unprecedented access we follow the district's crack investigation teams as they take on the criminal underworld in a fight to take back their communities.

Life in South Auckland is action packed, and these guys do not muck around. Each episode will focus on the war against P; tinnie houses; gangs and organized crime. But it also shows the human costs that confront the police everyday. From children living in meth houses to drug related violence, the viewer gets a birds-eye look at the damage drugs are doing to our communities.

Drug Bust takes us on a journey with a group of dedicated police officers as they battle to keep the population safe.

Drug Bust - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-04-18

Drug Bust - 2006 Mexico DC-9 drug bust - Netflix

The 2006 Mexico DC-9 drug bust was a 2006 arrest that resulted in the seizure of 5.5 tons of cocaine in the Mexican city of Ciudad del Carmen. The drugs were smuggled into the country using a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15. Both plane and drugs were seized by Mexican authorities; according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), it was one of the largest seizures of narcotics in recent Mexican history.

Drug Bust - Drug seizure - Netflix

The aircraft departed Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela on the afternoon of April 10, 2006. Approximately 90 minutes into the flight, it returned to the Caracas airport and refueled before resuming its flight. Rather than continue on its reported flight plan, however, the plane made an emergency landing at the Ciudad del Carmen airport, claiming hydraulic problems with the landing gear. Mexican army troops were waiting for the plane on its arrival. When they boarded the aircraft, they found 5.5 tons of cocaine packed into 128 identical black suitcases. According to news reports, the pilot of the DC-9 escaped, but the co-pilot was arrested. In addition, the crew of a Mexican registered business jet attempting to make a rendezvous with the DC-9 at the airport was also arrested. In 2007 the DEA claimed the seizure was one of Mexico's largest, referring to it as one of the highlights of a DEA program called “Operation All Inclusive”.

Drug Bust - References - Netflix