How PCC, once an inmate soccer team and now Brazil’s most notorious prison gang, coordinated seven days of riots throughout São Paulo using mobile phones.
Tag: Drug Empires
How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.
Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast.
First they found his server, then they found his name. But if they couldn’t catch him with his laptop open, the whole thing would fall apart.
How Ross Ulbricht went from idealistic used-book seller to murderous drug kingpin.
The murder of a 34-year-old by a wig-wearing figure traces back to meth, an FBI sting and a former municipal judge who once sent a live copperhead snake to a foe through the U.S. mail.
Doug Dodd was a drug kingpin in high school. And now, like the narrator of a Scorcese film, he wants to tell his own story.
A man in Puerto Rico stumbles on a brick of cocaine, and rather than sell it he decides to bury it. Others, hearing his story, cook up a plan to retrieve it.
A white gangster immerses himself in Asian culture to lead a Chinatown gang. He even learns to pour tea correctly.
The transcript of chats between Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht and a man he believes to be a Hell’s Angel who agrees to supply “hitters” to carry out 5 assassinations.
How an elite anti-narcotics task force became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border.