drug lord

El Chapo

This is what it's like to almost get picked for El Chapo’s jury

What happened behind the scenes at El Chapo's trial, according to an anonymous juror.
Keegan Hamilton

What It's Like to Go Undercover as a Mexican Drug Lord

"They're more addicted to drug money than they are to drugs."
VICE Staff
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Local officials are making “kill lists” for Duterte’s drug war

In the Philippines, survey teams are going door-to-door marking the homes of suspected drug users with red "Xs." 

Sean Penn, Who? — The Leaked Messages Between El Chapo and Kate del Castillo

A series of flirtatious mobile phone messages between the drug lord and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, when he was still a fugitive, appear to show him both somewhat careless with his security, as well as ignorant of Hollywood royalty.
Andrea Noel
crime & drugs

El Chapo Really Liked to Visit His Mom in the Mountains, Locals Say

In tiny mountain hamlets where Chapo grew up in poverty, locals say the kingpin visited his mother several times between his spectacular jailbreak in July and his dramatic recapture last Friday that has left some feeling abandoned.
Jan-Albert Hootsen
on the line

On The Line: Daniel Hernandez Discusses the Escape of "El Chapo" And The Latest From Latin America

VICE News' Mexico City Bureau Chief Daniel Hernandez joined On The Line to discuss drug lord El Chapo’s prison break, as well as the latest news from Mexico and Latin America.

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

The DEA Knew ‘Chapo’ Posed a Flight Risk, but Mexico’s Government Ignored Warnings

US-anti drug agents informed Mexico that "potential operations to free Guzman" were in play almost right after he was arrested. Mexican officials said they had no such warnings.
Daniel Hernandez

Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Escapes Prison Through Elaborate Tunnel With Motorcycle

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who became a top boss of the powerful Sinaloa cartel after a previous escape from a Mexican prison in 2001, is on the loose once again.
Melissa del Pozo and Daniel Hernandez
crime & drugs

Filipino Drug Lords Lived 'Like Kings' In Cells With Jacuzzis, Sex Dolls, and a Stripper Stage

When authorities in the Philippines raided a maximum security prison near Manila, they found some of the county's most notorious inmates living lavishly behind bars.
Liz Fields
crime & drugs

The Rise and Fall of Cartel Leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes

Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, chief of Mexico's Juarez cartel, was arrested on Thursday, joining his principal nemesis Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in federal custody.
Luis Chaparro