Peru is now the world's leading producer of cocaine. VICE News traveled there to find out how this new title is forcing the military to ramp up, and the government to crack down.
In the final part of the five-part series, VICE News travels to Washington, DC, to see how both sides of the US war on drugs view the global shift in cocaine production from Colombia to Peru.
Here's your scratch 'n' sniff guide to what really went down in the world of drugs this year.
In part four of the five-part series, VICE News meets foreigners who have served time in Peruvian prisons for drug trafficking, who are now stuck in Peru on parole.
An eye-opening investigation into the country's thriving criminal underworld.
The hipster Tony Montana just got taken down (again).
Amsterdam's relaxed approach to drug enforcement shows how harm reduction policies can work.
Three Brits have died in the past couple of months after snorting white heroin that they believed to be cocaine. Is this the fault of an inexperienced, idiotic dealer, or someone deliberately doling out death?
The lifestyle led by alleged murderer Rurik Jutting is completely normal for most young Brits making a fortune in Hong Kong.
What can years of drugs tell us about drugs? Well: loads.
This is how you'd be taking drugs if the law had anything to do with how harmful they actually are.
"What's happening in Ukraine now matters to criminals from Bogotá to Beijing."
Which drugs will screw up your pregnancy (and which ones are, all things considered, relatively safe)?
Yesterday's government report was a red herring.
This week, A (addiction) to D (dealers).
It's mostly bad.
The man behind the Global Drug Survey told us about their new harm reduction tools.
He's partially blind, partially deaf and told me he found a cure for AIDS.
The walls of your rectum are super-absorbant, but there are other practical concerns.
"HydroBlowBack" was the deep web's most prolific drug reviewer.
A 15-year-old boy got a Snapchat of his cousin holding a stack of cash, so he and four of his friends decided to rob his cousin's house.
He is gone, and if he had stayed it would have been crushingly hard for him.
When shit hits the pants.
'Miss Whiplash' told us 'it's no coincidence' she gets hassled by cops whenever she embarrasses the Chancellor.