drug trafficking

Narcomania

The British Criminals Moving to Pakistan to Make a Killing from Heroin

It wasn't part of the plan, but two British street dealers are now making a fortune posting batches of heroin from Pakistan back home to the UK. They aren't the only ones.
Max Daly
12.17.18
crime

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

Over 2,300 people have been murdered in 2018 so far, an increase from 1,647 homicides in 2017.
Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza
José Luis Pardo Veiras
12.12.18
Drugs

Real Mexican Drug Traffickers Find ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Nostalgic and Relatable

"I'm a clown compared to the drug traffickers in the series, but there is some resemblance there – or at least I can see myself in them."
Jorge Damián Méndez Lozano
12.12.18
Drugs

How Cocaine First Came to Europe

Once a prestige drug of the rich and famous, cocaine is now more affordable and plentiful in Europe than ever before. It all started with a band of fishermen in north-west Spain.
Nacho Carretero
11.20.18
Drugs

Grocer Who Used Fruit and Veg Stall as Drug Front Must Pay Back £400,000

Cocaine was hidden in trucks transporting strawberries, cauliflower, and broccoli to the Covent Garden stall.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
9.24.18
Weed

What It’s Like To Be a Big-Time Female Weed Trafficker

‘I am Queen C, I am this badass bitch. But I do have this secret.’
Manisha Krishnan
8.20.18
Drugs

What It's Like to Be a Big-Time Female Coke Trafficker

"We were moving like 60 keys a week. I brought in my dad and my stepbrother and we were off and running."
Brandi Davis
7.30.18
Drugs

Meeting the Fugitive Kids of International Drug Smugglers

The writer – who was forced to move around the world as a child because of her weed-smuggling father – speaks to others who have lived similar lives.
Tyler Wetherall
4.18.18
Drugs

Traffickers Find Delicious New Way to Smuggle Coke

Spanish and Portuguese police seized 745kg of the drug hidden in fresh pineapples.
Mac Hackett
1.18.18
cocaine

How Colombia's Biggest Ever Cocaine Bust Will Affect the Coke Supply Worldwide

Also: how long of a line could you make out of 12 tons of seized cocaine?
Jamie Clifton
11.9.17
drug trafficking

How to Survive an Interview With Pablo Escobar’s Hitman

In a new documentary, Sydney author Rusty Young sits down with the main players of Escobar's former cartel.
Katherine Gillespie
3.14.17
cocaine

Beheadings, Prison Riots, and Graft: How a Cartel War Is Tearing Brazil Apart

The hellish violence inside Amazonian prisons is a reflection of the narco-corruption that has infected every strata of society.
Chris Feliciano​ Arnold
1.23.17
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