VICE World News presents the untold stories of the women narcos who became some of Latin America’s most feared—and respected—crime bosses.
The drug trafficking empire founded by El Chapo is seeing more women bosses in its ranks.
VICE World News brings you exclusive reporting from Latin America’s criminal underworld on the boss women you’ve never heard of.
Three women worked together to run cocaine from Colombia to the United States.
Digna Valle was the first of her drug trafficking clan to be arrested, and she helped bring down her own organization.
The light sentence—in part thanks to good behaviour and time served—also reflects her “substantial” cooperation with prosecutors.
Luz Irene Fajardo Campos was just sentenced to 22 years in a U.S. prison for drug-trafficking from Sinaloa, Mexico.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, tighter border controls have stopped the smuggling of life-saving medicine into Mexico.
The move is an attempt by AMLO's government to claw back a semblance of control in the violence-plagued state, but it gives an opening to a rival cartel.
We spoke to farmers in Sinaloa growing "blood-free" cannabis with no ties to the local drug cartels.