Sinaloa Cartel


The FBI Tried to Plant a Backdoor in an Encrypted Phone Network

The FBI wanted a backdoor in Phantom Secure, an encrypted phone company that sold to members of the Sinaloa cartel, and which is linked to the alleged leaking of sensitive law enforcement information in Canada.
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
Drugs & Crime

It's Game of Thrones in Cartel Land Now That El Chapo's in Prison for Life

In Mexico, his sons could struggle to survive.
Deborah Bonello
Sinaloa Cartel

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.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo

Mexican president AMLO linked to new corruption allegation in El Chapo trial

A former campaign official from Andrés Manuel López Obrador's failed bid for president in 2006 is accused of taking a bribe from a Sinaloa cartel leader.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo

El Chapo got wiretapped because the cartel’s IT guy screwed up

“Don Jorge, your… your… your brother is very upset with me because he says that it’s my fault that there’s no communication.”
Keegan Hamilton

Tijuana’s Tourism Is Booming Even as the Homicide Rate Spikes

Over 2,300 people have been murdered in 2018 thus far, an increase from 1,647 homicides in 2017.
Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza
José Luis Pardo Veiras
El Chapo

Drug lords are using El Chapo's trial as a Get Out of Jail Free card

El Chapo’s trial has put a spotlight on a dark truth about the American justice system’s wheeling and dealing with the worst of the worst.
Keegan Hamilton
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
El Chapo

Felipe Calderón has no regrets about his bloody war against Mexico’s cartels

We spoke with the former Mexican president about El Chapo, the drug war, and killing kingpins.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo

Explosive testimony at El Chapo’s trial tells new history of the Sinaloa cartel

The brother of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada testified about a pair of high-profile murders and El Chapo's first prison break.
Keegan Hamilton

El Chapo's lawyer just claimed Mexico's president took “millions in bribes” from Sinaloa cartel

Chapo's defense says the real Sinaloa cartel leader is "living freely and openly in Mexico."
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo

Our podcast about El Chapo could “derail” jury selection, prosecutors say

The first episode of "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial" will drop Nov. 1.
Keegan Hamilton