An opioid distributor and its execs were just charged with drug trafficking

“Today’s charges should send shockwaves throughout the pharmaceutical industry," said the DEA special agent
Emma Ockerman

The Truth About Drug Dealers Lacing Cocaine with Fentanyl

Authorities have spoken out about the threat of fentanyl in recreational drugs, but there's reason to believe their claims are overblown.
Max Daly

More Canadians Are Facing Jail in the US for Dealing Fentanyl on the Dark Web

A Calgary man faces at least ten years in prison for shipping fentanyl and other drugs across the border disguised as kids’ toys and Pez-like candy.
Rachel Browne
El Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

Watch the raid that led to El Chapo's capture

Chapo's mistress said he escaped naked through a tunnel. He was arrested days later.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo

The cartel leaders suspected of killing a legendary Mexican journalist could testify against El Chapo

The murder of Javier Valdez Cárdenas was supposed to change things. But the killings of Mexican journalists have not stopped.
Keegan Hamilton
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

Obama-Shaped Ecstasy and Coke-Stuffed Globes Fill the DEA’s Deleted Drug Newsletter

Russ Kick, a transparency advocate who archives government websites, downloaded the publicly-available issues before they were deleted this summer.
Kaleigh Rogers
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Introducing the 'Chapo: Kingpin on Trial' Podcast

VICE News is launching its first podcast just as the El Chapo trial begins.
VICE Staff

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
Opioid Crisis

Watch the DOJ’s dramatic video telling cops they won’t die from touching fentanyl

“I got this on my hands!” an officer says to his partner in the new video, before he falls to the ground.
Emma Ockerman
El Chapo

El Chapo’s lawyer wants to know if everyone on his alleged hit list is actually dead

The government wants to charge El Chapo in the murders of "somewhere between 20 and an infinite number of people over a 25-year period,” his lawyer says.
Keegan Hamilton
The War on Drugs

There’s No Rational Way to Justify America’s Drug Laws

People assume a medical committee sat down to consider which recreational drugs were the safest and least addictive, and this wise group decided alcohol and tobacco should be legal, while marijuana and everything else shouldn't. That's not what happened.
Maia Szalavitz