Keegan Hamilton

fentanyl

Confessions of a Chinese Fentanyl Trafficker: ‘I’m Really Afraid of Hurting People’

We arranged a meeting in Shanghai with a synthetic-drug merchant for our podcast “Painkiller: America’s Fentanyl Crisis.”
Keegan Hamilton
7.9.20
Painkiller: America’s Fentanyl Crisis

Inside the Sinaloa Cartel’s Fentanyl Smuggling Operations

We shadowed cartel members in Mexico along every step of the fentanyl supply chain.
Keegan Hamilton
6.30.20

Cartels, Chemists, and the Story of Fentanyl in the U.S.

A new podcast series from VICE News and Spotify is a deep dive into the powerful opioid fueling America’s overdose crisis.
Keegan Hamilton
6.27.20
Coronavirus

‘I Begged Them To Let Me Die’: How Federal Prisons Became Coronavirus Death Traps

Prisons quarantined sick and healthy inmates together and continued moving prisoners and staff around facilities as the outbreak spread.
Keegan Hamilton
Keri Blakinger
6.19.20
Vice News Tonight

Inside the Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak at Oakdale Federal Prison

“I just feel like we were all let down,” said one prisoner. At least 39 staff and 113 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a staff source.
Keegan Hamilton
5.6.20
Coronavirus

EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower Warned of Coronavirus Danger in Prison Where a Woman Just Died After Giving Birth

A staffer at a federal prison in Texas described looming “catastrophe” after 30-year-old Andrea Circle Bear gave birth while on a ventilator.
Keegan Hamilton
4.29.20
Coronavirus

Trump Blacklisted This Chinese Company. Now It’s Making Coronavirus Masks for U.S. Hospitals.

China’s BYD got special FDA approval to import respirators for medical use despite a history of problems in the U.S.
Daniel Newhauser
Keegan Hamilton
4.13.20
Coronavirus

Prisoner Uses Smuggled Cellphone to Beg for Help With Coronavirus on Facebook Live

“They literally leaving us in here to die,” says Aaron Campbell, an inmate at a federal prison where three people have died from COVID-19.
Keegan Hamilton
4.6.20
Coronavirus

Chinese Drug Traffickers Have a Brand-New Product: Knockoff N95 Masks for Coronavirus

“They're supplying them through the same exact supply chain, through the same exact marketing mechanisms, that they have with illicit drugs for a long time.”
Daniel Newhauser
Keegan Hamilton
4.6.20
Drugs

El Chapo's Conviction Changed Everything and Nothing About the War on Drugs

One year after the historic guilty verdict: “It’s hard to say the Sinaloa cartel is weaker— it’s hard to put metrics to what that really means.”
Keegan Hamilton
2.12.20
CARTELS

Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin’s Son ‘El Mayito Gordo’ Was Just Quietly Extradited to San Diego

Ismael Zambada-Imperial was shipped overnight from Mexico to California to stand trial on federal drug charges.
Keegan Hamilton
12.21.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

El Chapo Isn't Getting a New Trial

The drug kingpin wanted an investigation into allegations of juror misconduct reported by VICE News.
Keegan Hamilton
7.5.19
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