Keegan Hamilton

Coronavirus

Mexican Top Cop Allegedly Bribed by El Chapo Wants Out of Jail Because of Coronavirus

Genaro García Luna, currently housed in a Brooklyn federal jail on charges that he took millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa cartel, has asked to be released for fear of contracting COVID-19.
Keegan Hamilton
3 days ago
Coronavirus

Sick Staff, Inmate Transfers, and No Tests: How the U.S. Is Failing Federal Inmates as Coronavirus Hits

“We pray it’s not here, but to be honest nobody really knows.”
Keegan Hamilton
4 days ago
Coronavirus

New York Jail That Held El Chapo and Jeffrey Epstein Now Has a Coronavirus Case

New York's Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan houses around 700 federal prisoners, mostly individuals who are awaiting trials in New York City federal courts.
Keegan Hamilton
5 days ago
COVID-19

Sinaloa Cartel Drug Traffickers Explain Why Coronavirus Is Very Bad for Their Business

The chemicals used for manufacturing meth and fentanyl are mainly sourced in China, and cartels in Mexico are running low.
Keegan Hamilton
3.23.20
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
2.11.20
DRUG CARTELS

Mexico Says the Narco 'El Mini Lic' Ordered this Journalist's Murder. Will the US Hand Him Over?

Mexican authorities want a Sinaloa cartel leader's son extradited, but he's already cooperating with U.S. law enforcement.
Keegan Hamilton
1.25.20
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
drug war

El Chapo’s Son Was Captured — Then Freed After the Cartel Attacked

The Sinaloa cartel leader’s son was detained by the Mexican military but released amid a shootout.
Keegan Hamilton
10.18.19
solitary confinement

From 'The Alcatraz of the Rockies' to the Streets

The U.S. sends “the worst of the worst” to ADX Florence. This is what happens when they get out.
Keegan Hamilton
8.28.19
Sinaloa Cartel

A Cartel Kingpin’s Son Just Claimed His Prize for Testifying Against El Chapo

Vicente Zambada, who has admitted to ordering people killed, was sentenced to 15 years and could walk free in under 5.
Keegan Hamilton
5.31.19
El Chapo

El Chapo's prosecutors say our interview with a juror isn't enough to get him a new trial

A VICE News story was "Exhibit A" in a new court filing that seeks to prevent the kingpin's conviction from being overturned.
Keegan Hamilton
5.1.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

El Chapo wants a new trial, asks court to investigate alleged juror misconduct

The drug kingpin’s lawyers cited jurors' alleged consumption of news, as described by an anonymous juror in an interview with VICE News.
Keegan Hamilton
3.26.19
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