Discovery Channel Goes Inside the World of Drug Smuggling in New Series (Exclusive Video)

Discovery Channel is taking an inside look at the worlds of drug smuggling, animal trafficking and illegal weapons trading in a new series, Extreme Smuggling.

Each hourlong episode -- shot partly from the point of view of the smugglers themselves -- uncovers the sophisticated methods and radical techniques used by criminals who are willing to take drastic measures in order to turn a profit.

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The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive clip from this week's premiere episode, which centers on drug smuggling. The episode, debuting at 8 p.m. Monday, will reveal the inventive and surprising schemes employed by drug dealers, who will go as far as building real submarines and smuggling drugs inside bars of soap in order to push their products. Part two of the drug-smuggling episode airs at 8 p.m. Jan. 21.

Upcoming episodes will center on animal trafficking (8 p.m. Jan. 28) and illegal weapons trading (8 p.m. Feb. 4).