Mike Power

Drugs

Online Drug Markets Are Entering a 'Golden Age' Despite the Lockdown

VICE News analysis shows darknet drug markets are emerging from coronavirus lockdown stronger than ever, with increased sales and more robust defences against hackers.
Mike Power
6.18.20
DMT

I Sell DMT Vape Pens So People Can 'Break Through' at Their Own Speed

"Instead of having one hit of a pipe and being instantly blasted off, with vapes you can control how fast and how deep you want go."
Mike Power
6.5.20
crime

Dutch and Mexican Gangs Are Teaming Up to Sell High-End Meth to Asia

A VICE investigation reveals that meth shards "the size of your arm" are the latest product of the globalised drug trade.
Mike Power
5.18.20
methamphetamines

Why People in the UK Don't Use Meth

The drug is pervasive in the United States. Why hasn't it gained a foothold in Britain?
Mike Power
2.18.20
Cocaine

Colombia: We’ll Spray Toxic Chemicals to Keep Americans from Doing Drugs

A new decree, urged on by Trump, means aerial fumigation of coca using glyphosate will likely resume in Colombia after a five-year hiatus.
Mike Power
1.22.20
News

The US Military Killed Dozens of Civilians While Trying to Bomb Meth Labs, UN Alleges

According to a new UN report, a United States counternarcotics operation against alleged Afghan drug labs killed at least 14 children. The US has denied the report.
Mike Power
10.9.19

Drug Lords Have Figured Out How to Make Meth From Plants

Investigators in Afghanistan have uncovered a burgeoning local trade in the production of methamphetamine using a mountain shrub.
Mike Power
10.2.19
Drugs

Behind the US's Bogus War on Taliban Drug Labs

America has spent tens of millions of dollars blowing up heroin and meth labs in Afghanistan. Except many of them are just huts.
Mike Power
9.18.19
Drugs

Police Thought They Beat the Darknet Drug Markets – They Didn't

This spring, the dark web drug trade was attacked on multiple fronts and authorities claimed victory. But after a quick restart, it's business as usual.
Mike Power
7.18.19
Drugs

Getting High Is Damaging the Planet – But Mostly Because of Prohibition

This is how cannabis, cocaine, MDMA and heroin are harming the environment.
Mike Power
5.23.19
Drugs

The World’s Biggest Dark Net Market Has Shut – What Next?

Dream Market is due to close on the 30th of April, under mysterious circumstances. Is the game up for the big online drug bazaars?
Mike Power
4.10.19
medical cannabis

The First Legal Bulk Cannabis Shipment to the UK Has Arrived

Patients prescribed cannabis now don't have to wait months for their medicinal weed.
Mike Power
2.15.19
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