Freelance journalist specialising in drugs/tech/net. Author of Drugs 2.0
Cartel-Style Drug Violence Is Coming to Europe
Photojournalist Teun Voeten has reported on conflict around the world, and watched as drug violence has crept up in his Dutch homeland.
A New Robot Dealer Service Makes Buying Drugs Easier Than Ever
The Televend service, available on Telegram, automates the entire process and is open for business 24/7.
'I Became a Drug Dealer During Lockdown to Support My Family'
Mandy, a single mum from London, started selling hash due to virus. "My buyers spend about £100 each per month on average. So I made about £1,500 a month profit tax-free."
Online Drug Market Empire Disappears, with $30 Million of Users' Money
A site admin has claimed Empire was paying a hacker $15,000 a week to leave them alone, before shutting up shop and fleeing with user funds.
Online Drug Markets Are Entering a 'Golden Age'
VICE News analysis shows darknet drug markets are emerging from coronavirus lockdown stronger than ever, with increased sales and more robust defences against hackers.
I Sell DMT Vape Pens So People Can 'Break Through' at Their Own Speed
"Instead of having one hit of a pipe and being instantly blasted off, with vapes you can control how fast and how deep you want go."
Dutch and Mexican Gangs Are Teaming Up to Sell High-End Meth to Asia
A VICE investigation reveals that meth shards "the size of your arm" are the latest product of the globalized drug trade.
40 Americans Are Dying Every Month From Taking this New, Legal Opioid
Isotonitazene is a novel synthetic opioid that has not yet been banned. But deaths are on the rise.
Why People in the UK Don't Use Meth
The drug is pervasive in the United States. Why hasn't it gained a foothold in Britain?
Colombia: We’ll Spray Toxic Chemicals to Keep Americans from Doing Drugs
A new decree, urged on by Trump, means aerial fumigation of coca using glyphosate will likely resume in Colombia after a five-year hiatus.
The U.S. Military Killed Dozens of Civilians While Trying to Bomb Meth Labs, U.N. Alleges
According to a new U.N. report, a United States counternarcotics operation against alleged Afghan drug labs caused multiple child casualties. The U.S. has denied the report.
Plant-Based Meth Is the Next Frontier of Afghanistan's Drug Trade
Investigators have uncovered a burgeoning local trade in the production of methamphetamine using a mountain shrub.