Drug trade


What It's Like To Sell Weed as a Scared Immigrant

"I wish I could have a normal job, go to work, get my paycheck. I’d like that."


The Next Great El Chapo Mystery: How the Hell Did His Family Get U.S. Visas?

The drug kingpin's mother says her family has “humanitarian” visas to visit Chapo in prison. Advocates and federal agents are shocked.


A Cartel Kingpin’s Son Just Claimed His Prize for Testifying Against El Chapo

Vicente Zambada, who has admitted to ordering people killed, was sentenced to 15 years and could walk free in under 5.


Why Europe Has Dodged America's Fentanyl Crisis

Europe's most lucrative heroin markets seem ripe for a fentanyl takeover. But why the no-show?


Introducing the 'Chapo: Kingpin on Trial' Podcast

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


Drug Debts Have Become an Essential Part of the Narco Trade

As well as allowing dealers to inflict violence and prove they're "not to be messed with," these debts now serve another important purpose.


We Infiltrate the Underground Shroom Trade Tonight on VICELAND

Hamilton meets a few mushroom kingpins and gets a look inside their massive underground grow room on Wednesday's episode of 'Hamilton's Pharmacopeia' on VICELAND.


Photos of the Synthetic Drug Epidemic That's Ravaged Gaza

For years now, Gaza has been rocked by the proliferation of a synthetic opiate called Tramadol. We sent a photographer to document sales, police confiscations, and the human suffering that pushes people into opiate use.


‘OITNB’ Creator on How Pop Culture Can Change the Criminal Justice System

At a recent talk in Brooklyn, best-selling author of "Orange Is the New Black" Piper Kerman speaks out on "how journalism and pop culture combine to create an environment where a policy change is possible, or desirable."


'Narcos' Asks Us To Consider All Facets of a Bad Man

Is that too much to ask?


Are You Supporting Violence When You Buy Drugs?

Some critics say users are responsible for the narco-war and the toxic pollution of the world's rainforests, but the forces creating these situations are actually at a much higher level.


Watch As We Investigate Alternative Enterprises from the Inside on 'Black Market: Dispatches'

In our new VICELAND show, we'll meet a dark net dealer, sugar babies, and counterfeiters to explore the motivations behind the world's underground economies.