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  • Plant-Based Meth From Afghanistan Is Turning Up All Over the World

    From Cape Town to Melbourne, a new breed of semi-synthetic meth has become an export bonanza for the world's biggest opium producer.

  • The New King of Coke (Excerpt)

    In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen heads to the VRAE with Peruvian special forces, as they set out to destroy clandestine airstrips used by smugglers.

  • The New King of Coke (Extra Scene)

    In this extra, VICE News embedded with Peruvian special forces on a maritime interdiction operation and nighttime checkpoint in the VRAE, the global epicenter for cocaine production.

  • The New King of Coke (Full Length)

    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, as it affects nearly every aspect of Peruvian society.

  • The New King of Coke (Part 1)

    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.

  • The New King of Coke (Part 5)

    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.

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  • The New King of Coke (Part 4)

    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.

  • The New King of Coke (Part 3)

    In part three of the five-part series, VICE News spends the night with a Peruvian cocaine producer as he cooks the drug in an underground lab in Lima.

  • The New King of Coke (Trailer)

    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.

  • I Took a Trip Down Tajikistan's 'Heroin Highway'

    The proliferation of flashy cars in one of the poorest countries in the world has led to a new local saying: “It is no longer ‘How much did it cost?’ but ‘How many kilos did it cost?’" A study released in 2007 estimated that drug money added up to 3...

  • Afghanistan's Opium Problem Won't Get Any Better This Year

    "It is widely thought that every drug organization supports or works with insurgents in Afghanistan," said one official.

  • Afghanistan Is the World's Newest Full-Blown Narco State

    Not like that should surprise anyone. But the latest numbers from the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime really hammer it home.