crime & drugs


The Sinaloa cartel is alive and thriving without El Chapo

The Sinaloa drug cartel is the largest cartel in the world, and it's estimated to rake in $3 billion a year. VICE News visited Mexico's Golden Triangle, the stronghold of the Sinaloa cartel, just days before the extradition of drug lord El Chapo.


Backpage CEO arrested on pimping charges — but they probably won't stick

Prosecutors could have a hard time proving the head of the website is complicit in sex trafficking via the site's classified ads for escorts.


Watch Italian police capture mafia fugitive in his secret bunker

The prominent figure in the notorious 'Ndrangheta global crime syndicate, on the run since 2011, was found in his home in southern Italy.


The FBI arrested an NSA contractor accused of stealing secrets

Within the past few weeks, the federal government arrested an NSA contractor, alleging he stole classified material.


Charlotte police release body camera footage of Keith Lamont Scott's death

"Stay with us, bro," one officer says. "What's your name, big man?"


There's no good antidote for super heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer

Experts are warning that a common overdose antidote isn't strong enough to counteract a substance that is around 100 times more potent than fentanyl