crime & drugs

The U.S. wants $500 million in drug money from a Mexican drug lord betrayed by El Chapo

Keegan Hamilton

Heartbreaking Photos of People Displaced by Mexico's Drug Violence

For years, Fernando Brito has been documenting crime and its consequences in his home state of Sinaloa.
Nathaniel Janowitz, Photos by Fernando Brito
drugs and crime

Sex, Snacks, and Soccer: How Mexican Drug Lords End Up Captured

El Chapo's now famous mobile conversations with actress Kate del Castillo while he was Mexico's most wanted fugitive are just one of many examples of seeming carelessness that has brought down capos who are supposed to be experts in security.
Andrea Noel
crime & drugs

Chapo’s Return to Prison: The Hunt, the Biopic, and a Weakness for Tunnels

The drug lord is back in the same maximum-security prison from which he escaped in July after a spectacular arrest that reads like a screenplay, though the ending presumably differs from the biopic the Mexican authorities say he was planning.
Jo Tuckman
crime & drugs

The People Displaced by the Hunt for El Chapo Tell of Helicopter Attacks

Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán narrowly avoided recapture in a mountain raid in October, and also left the navy facing accusations that its efforts to hunt him down included targeting the civilian population.
Daniel Hernandez

'El Chapo' Mythology Grows in Drug Lord's Home State of Sinaloa

Could Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Chapo's birthplace, become a tourism destination after the cartel chief's second brazen prison escape?
Hans-Maximo Musielik and Daniel Hernandez

In Photos: Take a Tour of the Tunnel 'Chapo' Guzman Used to Escape in Mexico

The motorbike Joaquin Guzman rode to speed through a custom-built tunnel to escape prison is just one ingenious contraption used on July 11 by the "Lord of the Tunnels."
Daniel Hernandez
crime & drugs

DEA Announces Massive NYC Heroin Bust With Suspected Ties to Sinaloa Cartel

The drug haul "carried the potential of supplying a dose of heroin to every man, woman, and child in New York City," authorities said.
Liz Fields

Partying at the Shrine of Mexican Narco-Saint Jesús Malverde

Every year, devotees of Jesús Malverde gather in Culiacán to parade a bust of the Robin Hood–esque figure through town and honor him with gifts of cigarettes and whiskey.
Erin Lee Holland

Mexican Kardashian Lookalike Denies Leading Sinaloa's Assassin Wing

Claudia Ochoa Felix has been alleged to lead "Los Ántrax," the enforcers of the Sinaloa Cartel. She's also popular on social media.
Rafael Castillo