Sinaloa Cartel

Drugs & Crime

It's Game of Thrones in Cartel Land Now That El Chapo's in Prison for Life

In Mexico, his sons could struggle to survive.
Deborah Bonello
7.22.19
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
News

Cartel Was Smuggling Meth Into Canada in Ford Cars Built in Mexico, Police Say

Police seized 180kg of meth, valued at about $4-million, found in new vehicles shipped into Canada from a Mexican Ford factory.
Rachel Browne
2.28.19
crime

Tijuana’s Tourism Is Booming Even as the Homicide Rate Spikes

Over 2,300 people have been murdered in 2018 thus far, an increase from 1,647 homicides in 2017.
Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza
José Luis Pardo Veiras
12.11.18
true crime

How a Brooklyn Gang May Have Gotten Crazy Rich Dealing for El Chapo

Experts suspect the Sinaloa Cartel of supplying heroin to Bushwick Crew, a flashy street gang cops say lived hard, fast, and deadly.
Francisco Alvarado
9.26.18
El Chapo

Don't click this story if you want to be on the El Chapo jury

Here are the 120 questions jurors for El Chapo trial will have to answer
Keegan Hamilton
4.6.18
Drugs

What It's Like to Be Married to a Mexican Drug Trafficker

"Two days before my daughter was born, they kidnapped my husband's bodyguard. At dawn on the day she was born, we found him hanging from a bridge."
Andrea Juárez
4.3.18
El Chapo

El Chapo's lawyers say they are "insufficiently funded"

Prosecutors want to confiscate $14 billion in alleged drug money from Chapo
Keegan Hamilton
12.27.17
VICE News

One Man Dissolved Dozens of Bodies and Dumped Them in This Mass Grave in Mexico

Eight years ago, Santiago Meza admitted to carrying out horrible acts on behalf of drug cartels. The authorities still haven't sentenced him, but on the land in Tijuana where he "worked," the evidence continues to pile up.
Laura Sánchez Ley
12.7.17
El Chapo

We talked to El Chapo's lawyer about defending a notorious drug lord

Keegan Hamilton
David Noriega
8.11.17
El Chapo

El Chapo just hired John Gotti’s lawyer

Keegan Hamilton
8.8.17
El Chapo

El Chapo is making the case that his extradition was illegal

Keegan Hamilton
8.4.17
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