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‘20/20’ offers glimpse of ‘Murder for Hire’ following ATF agents

On Friday night things get extremely serious as undercover Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents, disguised as killers, pull back the curtain as they share the Murder for Hire world. Riding along with the stings the fans get a firsthand account of how this dangerous world works. According to ABC News on Wednesday, David Muir rides along with the undercover cops for an exclusive story.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Armed ATF agents stage on the 11th Street Bridge adjacent to the Navy Yard complex where a shooting took place early this morning September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Early reports indicate that several people may have been
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These are not your ordinary crime fighters as they are special agents with a secret job posing as hit men to prevent contract killings. Who plots to kill another person? Well, scorned lovers, bitter business rivals and evil-minded ex’s who want their problem eliminated instead of offering a more civil opportunity to move on.

The “20/20” episode goes inside the very dark and very real world of “Murder for Hire.” David Muir rides along shotgun with the hit men hired to pull the trigger and luckily this isn’t a movie but real people. As viewers quickly learn these assassins are really undercover Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents disguised as killers. The report includes exclusive undercover ATF video, hair raising set-ups to snag evildoers and how the conspiracies to commit murder are seen all on tape.

“Murder for Hire” airs on “20/20” on Friday, March 14 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.