SMUGGLERS

4.3.19

Komodo Island Is Closing Because People Keep Stealing its Dragons

Tourists will be banned from visiting the Indonesian island as of January 2020.

8.24.18

A Massive Underground Drug Tunnel to Mexico Was Found Underneath an Abandoned KFC

Feds stumbled upon the underground passageway after cops busted the building's owner with meth, coke, heroin, and fentanyl.

2.15.17

Someone Built a Giant Drug Catapult on the US-Mexico Border

When border agents swept the surrounding area, they found two bags of marijuana weighing in at just over 47 pounds.

9.23.16

Talking With a Guy Who Smuggles USBs Into Australia's Prisons

Turns out you can make a lot of friends and money without sneaking drugs into jail. You just need USBs packed with movies.

6.17.16

This ATV-Riding Immigrant Hunter Is the New Face of Europe's Far Right

Thirty-year-old former wrestler and scrapyard owner Dinko Valev rose to international notoriety after uploading cellphone videos of his migrant hunting in the remote, mountainous Strandzha region of Bulgaria.

11.4.15

I Spent a Frenzied Night Saving Children Washed Up on a Greek Island

We need more money, medical staff, volunteers, and translators. And we need more compassion so that men, women, and children stop dying on the water.

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6.24.15

China Caught Smugglers Trying to Sell Meat from the 1970s

The really old meat had been frozen, thawed, and refrozen again during its trek from places like Brazil and India through neighboring countries and into the bellies of unsuspecting consumers.

4.11.15

University of Cape Town Removes Apartheid-Era Statue of Cecil Rhodes

The Islamic State hacks French TV channels, protesters demand police be arrested over the deaths of 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers, South Africa removes an apartheid-era statute of Cecil Rhodes, and more.

12.11.14

How Worried Should We be About Moldova's Recent Uranium-Smuggling Bust?

The $2.1 million worth of uranium seized in a raid last week is only one of an exceptional number of nuclear-material thefts, losses, or smugglings recorded over the past two decades.

10.12.14

Fortress Italia

VICE News visited a Milan park that has become the home of hundreds of homeless Eritreans, all waiting for the chance to flee Italy with the help of smugglers. We also met up with a group of migrants who are attempting to board a train destined for...

3.20.14

Snake Island

The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It’s known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island.

3.19.14

Snake Island - Trailer

The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It’s known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island.