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

So Here's a Coast Guard Dude Just Surfing a 40-Foot Narco-Sub Packed With Cocaine

Only 11% of cartel subs in the Pacific Ocean are ever caught.
Kelly Vinett
Cartel Chronicles

How One of Mexico's Biggest Cartels Is Trying to Dominate the Country's Wildest West

In a shift in the drug war, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generation is confronting rivals in southwestern Mexico, and fighting the government.
Deborah Bonello
Cartel Chronicles

In El Chapo's Mexico, Fentanyl Is the New Boom Drug

Despite the drug lord's take down, the narco-trade in Sinaloa is thriving as producers shift from heroin to deadly opioids.
Deborah Bonello

This Casting Director Puts Real Cartel Members in Movies

Eduardo Giralt Brun is offering at-risk youths a potential way out of an early grave by playing themselves on screen.
Deborah Bonello

A Drug Kingpin Ran His Empire from a Laptop, Then Snitched on His Own Assassins

Pain pills in the US. Meth from North Korea. Shipments of gold. Yachts full of cocaine. Contract killings. They all added up to a witness for the feds.
Seth Ferranti

El Chapo Smuggled Coke Inside Fake Pickled Jalapeño Cans, Witness Testifies

The cartel transported an estimated $500 million worth of cocaine into the US in cans labeled La Comadre Pickled Jalapeño Peppers.
Jelisa Castrodale
El Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

Listen to Episode 3 of "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial"

We follow El Chapo’s rise from small-time trafficker to leader of the Sinaloa cartel.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

Listen to Episode 2 to of "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial"

VICE News travels deep into the epicenter of Mexico's drug trade to interview Chapo's family members as his brother throws a lavish birthday party.
Keegan Hamilton

Here's the most damning evidence against El Chapo

The world's most notorious drug kingpin may be undone by his own blunders.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

Listen to Episode 1 of "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial"

VICE News heads to the capital of Sinaloa to investigate Chapo's legacy.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo

Our podcast about El Chapo could “derail” jury selection, prosecutors say

The first episode of "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial" will drop Nov. 1.
Keegan Hamilton