Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down A Drug Lord

Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down A Drug Lord

Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down a Drug Lord Hosted and executive produced by award-winning artist and producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and broadcaster and journalist Charlie Webster. Brought to you by Lionsgate Sound as a world exclusive with iHeartPodcasts. Speaking publicly for the first time ever, Chicago-born identical twins Jay and Peter Flores share the incredible story of how they went from dealing $2 billion worth of drugs across the country as North America’s most successful cocaine traffickers, to government informants who brought down the infamous drug lord, “El Chapo.” Forever taunted by the gnawing question of “Did we do the right thing?” the brothers’ decision has cost them permanent exile from eachother, their father’s life, 14 years in prison, and a life sentence of always looking over their shoulder, waiting for their enemies to take revenge.. Was it all worth it? Join 50 and Charlie for this unforgettable rollercoaster of a story starting Wednesday October 19, on the iHeartRadio App or wherever you get your podcasts.

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October 5, 2022 2 min

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Identical twins Pete & Jay Flores built America’s biggest drug trafficking empire and made international news because they are the reason El Chapo is now in jail. But this isn’t just another narco story. 50 Cent and Charlie take you to the beginning - the streets of Little Village, Chicago, where Pete and Jay, at the age of seven, begin learning the family trade, taking their first steps on the journey they were born to be a pa...

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October 19, 2022 50 min

Three months into their drug trafficking career, the twins have a million dollars stashed under their bed. They are just seventeen years old. Pete and Jay are enjoying a meteoric rise to the top: building a complex logistical chain in Chicago from scratch, shipping their ‘product’ all over America. And as it turns out, they learn how to build a successful empire in the same place many kids get their first job: McDonald’s.

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October 19, 2022 52 min

There’s two more people who are key to this story. Jay and Pete fall in love with the daughters of cops, Val and Viv. But it’s not their proximity to the law that brings trouble to the boys’ door. With Val’s ex-husband, ‘Kato’ being the boss of feared gang The Latin Kings, and the twins moving two and a half million dollars worth of cocaine a month, the streets of Chicago start talking about the Flores brothers. Pete finds himself ...

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October 26, 2022 45 min

Jay must find a way to save his twin, Pete. Despite all the chaos, Jay and Val marry and head to Mexico for their honeymoon. An indictment out of Milwaukee spells trouble for the twins, and Pete desperately races to the Mexican border to avoid getting caught. The twins are forced to go on the run.

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November 2, 2022 55 min

Creating a billion-dollar business comes with a lot of debt. The twins had to pony up their own money in order to secure supply. Pete discovers that in this industry, people will do anything to make sure their debts are repaid. Jay takes a desperate flight to Culiacan to try and smooth things over.

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November 9, 2022 55 min

Jay comes face to face with the world’s most notorious drug lord. To negotiate his brother’s release, he must find a way to convince El Chapo that he’s being lied to by one of his close business associates.

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November 16, 2022 67 min

Jay’s meeting with Chapo sparks a new business relationship. The twins find themselves at the table with the world’s biggest drug lords. El Chapo, El Mayo and Arturo Beltran welcome the Flores brothers into the cartel family with open arms.

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At a strip club in the island getaway of Punta Mita, the Flores family find themselves in an impossible situation. With the prospect of life in prison, or a life taken away by other means hanging over their heads, Jay is tasked with making a huge decision.

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November 30, 2022 63 min

The Mexican federales and the cartel face off in an attempt to save the twins from being turned over to US Marshals. The brewing cartel war forces the twins to make some hard decisions. After watching a John Gotti documentary, Jay has an epiphany about how the twins could change their lives for the better. But first he has to convince his brother.

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December 7, 2022 50 min

Pete and Vivianna meet Jay and Val in their bathroom in an attempt to figure out a plan to turn their lives around. Before they can get any taste of freedom, they must convince their attorney and the US government to work with them.

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