The BEST episodes of Black Market: Dispatches

Every episode of Black Market: Dispatches ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Black Market: Dispatches!

In this global series presented by Michael K. Williams, we embed ourselves inside criminal enterprises to see how contraband moves across borders, and explore the politics behind a hidden economy nearly as big as the one you know.

Last Updated: 12/22/2023Network: VICE TV (US)Status: Ended
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Underground Fighting
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7.89
19 votes

#1 - Underground Fighting

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/18/2016

In Japan, young gangs are looking to break away from the older Yakuza through underground fighting.

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Cheap Whites
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7.80
15 votes

#2 - Cheap Whites

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/27/2016

With their economy in decline and a simmering war with Russia, Ukraine's citizens depend on smuggling contaminated, illegal cigarettes into the EU for survival.

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Dark Web
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7.72
40 votes

#3 - Dark Web

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/30/2016

A secret part of the Internet is revolutionizing drug dealing.

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Crime Towers
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7.69
26 votes

#4 - Crime Towers

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/4/2016

Scammers setup shop for their criminal enterprises inside London's public housing.

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Sugar Babies
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7.59
27 votes

#5 - Sugar Babies

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/20/2016

A new kind of dating blurs the line between prostitution and romance.

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The Tunnels of Gaza
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7.55
40 votes

#6 - The Tunnels of Gaza

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/16/2016

Suffering under economic blockade, Gazans use an illegal network of tunnels to smuggle in goods to survive. But the tunnels are under attack from Israel and Egypt.

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Vietnam's Transgender Underground
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7.47
17 votes

#7 - Vietnam's Transgender Underground

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/11/2016

Discriminated against and shunned, Vietnam's trans community turns to illegal hormone and cosmetic treatments.

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Kamikaze Gas Smugglers
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7.21
29 votes

#8 - Kamikaze Gas Smugglers

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/23/2016

Taking advantage of Venezuela's subsidized gas, Colombian smugglers known as kamikazes eek out a precarious living by smuggling this highly explosive commodity.

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Poaching Pangolin
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7.13
15 votes

#9 - Poaching Pangolin

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/13/2016

The world's most trafficked mammal may go extinct before most people know what it is.

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Syrian Refugee Girls
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6.79
57 votes

#10 - Syrian Refugee Girls

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/6/2016

Desperate young women fleeing the Syrian war are being trafficked into the sex trade under the guise of religion.

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