drug traffickers

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Indonesia executed four convicted drug offenders by firing squad

10 other people who were going to be shot on Friday got a reprieve, and 16 more are scheduled to be killed this year by the government of President Joko Widodo.
Kayla Ruble
7.29.16
News

Getting to Know the Drug Lord Who Controlled Rio’s Biggest Slum

Being one of the most powerful drug lords in the country is "a much tougher job than people imagine," according to Misha Glenny's new book.
Manisha Krishnan
11.15.15
News

Jokowi's Motives are Being Questioned as Chan and Sukumaran Transfer for Execution

Indonesian president Joko Widodo has been accused of selectively choosing drug death statistics that have the greatest impact to serve his political aims.
Paul Gregoire
2.13.15
cocaine

The New King of Coke (Excerpt)

In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen heads to the VRAE with Peruvian special forces, as they set out to destroy clandestine airstrips used by smugglers.
VICE News
12.18.14
cocaine

The New King of Coke (Extra Scene)

In this extra, VICE News embedded with Peruvian special forces on a maritime interdiction operation and nighttime checkpoint in the VRAE, the global epicenter for cocaine production.
VICE News
12.16.14
cocaine

The New King of Coke (Full Length)

Peru is now the world's leading producer of cocaine. VICE News traveled there to find out how this new title is forcing the military to ramp up, and the government to crack down, as it affects nearly every aspect of Peruvian society.
VICE News
12.16.14
COLOMBIA

The New King of Coke (Part 1)

Peru is now the world's leading producer of cocaine. VICE News traveled there to find out how this new title is forcing the military to ramp up, and the government to crack down.
VICE News
12.15.14
COLOMBIA

The New King of Coke (Part 5)

In the final part of the five-part series, VICE News travels to Washington, DC, to see how both sides of the US war on drugs view the global shift in cocaine production from Colombia to Peru.
VICE News
12.13.14
COLOMBIA

The New King of Coke (Part 4)

In part four of the five-part series, VICE News meets foreigners who have served time in Peruvian prisons for drug trafficking, who are now stuck in Peru on parole.
VICE News
12.12.14
COLOMBIA

The New King of Coke (Part 3)

In part three of the five-part series, VICE News spends the night with a Peruvian cocaine producer as he cooks the drug in an underground lab in Lima.
VICE News
12.11.14
cocaine

The New King of Coke (Trailer)

Peru is now the world's leading producer of cocaine. VICE News traveled there to find out how this new title is forcing the military to ramp up, and the government to crack down.
VICE News
12.3.14