drug trafficking

Stuff

Yakuza, Pills and Rave: An Interview with One of Britain's Most Notorious Drug Smugglers

Speaking to Howard Marks about the buzz of trafficking, his dalliance in Ibiza's ecstasy trade and coming to terms with his cancer diagnosis.
Harry Sword
10.19.15
America Incarcerated

How I Held Onto Hope After Being Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

During my 26 years in federal lockups of all kinds, I earned a bachelor's and master's degree, published several books, and found the love of my life.
Michael Santos
9.22.15
News

Everything We Know About the Mexican Drug Lord Who Escaped from Prison This Weekend

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as "El Chapo," surpassed Pablo Escobar as the most successful drug kingpin of all time years ago. This weekend, he pulled off his second elaborate escape from prison.
Allie Conti
7.14.15
Weed

Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous and Complicated

A recent government crackdown has made dealers and users nervous, but it hasn't stopped people from getting high in the Chinese capital.
Tim Hill
4.30.15
News

New Zealand Gangs Are Making Peace and Mowing Lawns

Members of the notorious Mongrel Mob and Black Power gangs will soon be working as landscapers in an effort to give them a legal source of income.
Jack Callil
3.11.15
Drugs

A Peace Deal with Colombia's Marxist Guerrillas Won't Fix Latin America's Cocaine Problem

Colombia's broader drug problem is, and always has been, that the global war on drugs has made cocaine production too profitable for too many people.
Steven Cohen
2.5.15
VICE News

Cocaine & Crude

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi went to Mexico to meet the drug cartels that are stealing the country's oil.
VICE Staff
8.4.14
News

The Godfather of Mexican Drug Trafficking Has Disappeared

The Mexican government is again under scrutiny for their relationship to the drug cartels.
Jason McGahan
8.20.13
News

New Cocaine Routes Are Wreaking Havoc in West Africa

The War On Drugs has forced South American cartels into a damaging rethink.
Joseph Cox
7.10.13
News

The British Woman Who's Breastfeeding Behind Bars on Pakistan's Death Row

Khadija Shah was arrested for carrying £3.2 million worth of heroin through Islamabad airport.
Nathalie Olah
7.4.13
Stuff

The Greatest April Fool

VICE Staff
4.1.11