Drug trade


Why Europe Has Dodged America's Fentanyl Crisis

Europe's most lucrative heroin markets seem ripe for a fentanyl takeover. But why the no-show?
Max Daly

Drug Debts Have Become an Essential Part of the Narco-Trade

As well as allowing dealers to inflict violence and prove they're "not to be messed with", they now serve another important purpose.
Max Daly
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Women Now Smuggle More Coke Into Canada Than Men

The rise seems to be following a worldwide trend.
Mack Lamoureux

Photos of the Synthetic Drug Epidemic That's Ravaged Gaza

For years now, Gaza has been rocked by the proliferation of a synthetic opiate called Tramadol. We sent a photographer to document sales, police confiscations, and the human suffering that pushes people into opiate use.
Antonio Faccilongo

Are You Supporting Violence When You Buy Drugs?

Some critics say users are responsible for the narco-war and the toxic pollution of the world's rainforests, but the forces creating these situations are actually at a much higher level.
Max Daly and Jennifer Fleetwood

Watch As We Investigate Criminal Enterprises from the Inside on 'Black Market: Dispatches'

In our new VICELAND show, we'll meet drug traffickers, sugar babies, and counterfeiters to explore the motivations behind the world's underground economies.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

What We Know So Far About the Fentanyl Bust Around Dawson Creek, BC

A convicted killer from the sleepy border town will be one of up to 43 people facing charges.
Sarah Berman

How Ketamine Made Its Way Back into the UK

After the drought of 2014 and 2015, a new survey has found a significant rise in UK students using the drug—which confirms what analysts have been thinking for a while: K is back on Britain's streets.
Max Daly
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Carrots, Coke, and Kinder Eggs: Today's Weird Drug Smuggling News

Police have found cocaine in Kinder Eggs and weed in carrots.
VICE Staff

Shifting Sands: Cocaine's New Routes into Europe

As drug cartels continue to change their trafficking routes to evade interference by authorities, enforcement agencies are struggling to keep up.
Max Daly
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The President of Mexico Says El Chapo Has Been Captured (Again)

The Sinaloa Cartel boss has been on the lam since escaping from a maximum-security prison in July.
VICE Staff

United Nations Officials Are Worried that the UN's Drug Policy Is Leading to Executions

We spoke to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health about his concerns for the basic rights of people caught up in the drugs trade.
Sirin Kale