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Today's Special: Plot to Smuggle Tortoises by Disguising Them as Pastries Fails Spectacularly

Plus, there's a hot new kink out there: the boots that workers wear in poultry processing plants.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.18.19
Drugs

Looks Like Someone Lost a Bunch of Drugs at Sea, Again

A man tried to smuggle drugs into Australia by welding them to the bottom of a boat. He failed.
Gavin Butler
11.9.18
smuggling

A Booming Black Market Is Putting Many Cacti Species in Danger

Conservation scientists found that 261 out of 1,438 cactus species are unprotected by preserves or conservation regulations, putting them more at risk than mammals and birds.
Becky Ferreira
9.24.18
Dino Crime

The Bizarre True Crime Story Surrounding a ‘Big Sexy Dinosaur’

Motherboard talks to Paige Williams, author of The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy.
Becky Ferreira
9.11.18
Drugs

A Massive Underground Drug Tunnel to Mexico Was Found Underneath an Abandoned KFC

Feds stumbled upon the underground passageway after cops busted the building's owner with meth, coke, heroin, and fentanyl.
Drew Schwartz
8.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Police Just Found $40K of Weed Hidden Inside Some Golf Bags

Putt, putt, pass.
River Donaghey
8.2.18
Munchies

Woman Arrested for Disguising 10 Pounds of Heroin as Cooked Chicken

More than 3,700 pounds of heroin has been confiscated at US ports of entry this year, but it doesn't usually look like a juicy bird.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.20.18
vaping

I Shadowed JUUL-Smuggling Teens on a Trip Across the Border

The cross-border trip made me question everything I know about teenage rebellion.
Laura Bell
4.25.18
News

Judge Slams Millennial Instagram Culture While Sentencing Woman for Cocaine Smuggling

Mélina Roberge received eight years for her part in a scheme to smuggle coke into Australia via a cruise ship.
Allison Tierney
4.18.18
crime

Canadian Coke Smuggler Tells Court She Was Recruited by Her Sugar Daddy

She also said she did it for social media “likes.”
Manisha Krishnan
3.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Guy Tried to Smuggle Cocaine in a Fake Butt, Cops Say

They spotted him waddling around Lisbon's airport in the coke booty shorts.
Drew Schwartz
River Donaghey
2.14.18
Drugs

I Helped Smuggle More Than 27 Tons of Pot in Three Nights

An interview with Kermit Schweidel, the author of 'Folly Cove: A Smuggler's True Tale of the Pot Rebellion.'
Seth Ferranti
1.26.18
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