The VICE Guide to Right Now

Gujarat Is the New ‘Favourite’ Route for Pakistani Cartels Smuggling Drugs to the West

“If a fisherman brings five kgs of heroin along with 500 kgs of fish in his boat, it is very difficult to catch him.”
Pallavi Pundir
Vice Guide to Right Now

More Than 100 Apply for the Job of a Hangman in Sri Lanka

Including an American.
Pallavi Pundir

Burmese Opium Farmers Make the Best Rice Wine

U Mint Aung, village chief of a tiny community in the opium fields of Eastern Myanmar brings out a clay pot brimming with multi-coloured grains. The thing looks like a trendy smoothie. But it’s home-brewed rice wine.
Nathan A. Thompson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Opium-Addicted Parrots Keep Raiding Poppy Farms in India

Poppy farmers are being forced to guard their crops against the drug-addled birds, who get high off the narcotic effects of the plant.
Gavin Butler
worst clubs

We Toured Darwin's Worst-Rated Nightclubs: 2018!

If you like beer in plastic cups—Darwin.
Julian Morgans
true crime

These Rogue Foreigners Ruled the Streets of 1930s Shanghai

Gambling, drugs, you name it. "There was so much money being made that there wasn't a need to kill a lot of people."
Seth Ferranti

Inside Myanmar's Surprisingly Harsh Heroin Rehab Centres

One person per household uses heroin in Myanmar's most northernly region, and a coalition of religious types have banded together to tackle the problem.
David Shaw

From the Mountains to the Mailbox: I Spent a Weekend with a Deep Web Drug Dealer

And watched firsthand how an online drug empire is run.
Jake Hanrahan

This Is What It's Really Like to Be One of the Biggest Drug Lords On Silk Road

"Ace" has made a fortune as boss of the notorious Scurvy Crew.
Jake Hanrahan

Opium Has Ravaged This Indian Village for Seven Decades

Since British colonialists introduced the drug in the 40s, opium has destroyed the village of Longwa and eroded most of its social and political structures.
Raphael Korman
Legal Weed in Australia

How to Become a Legal Weed Grower in Victoria

Victoria is becoming the first Australian state to legalize medical marijuana, and the government is planning to grow the bud locally.
Charlie Braithwaite

Notes from Afghanistan’s Most Dangerous Province

Ben Anderson went to Afghanistan's most violent province, Helmand, to see how things are going since the withdrawal of American and British infantry troops 18 months ago.
Ben Anderson