Tag: drug smuggling

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Granddad Gone Bad

He was arrested for pushing his three grandsons so hard on a Grand Canyon hike that rangers feared for their lives. Their account of the summer they spent with their youthful grandpa would include an uncanny understanding of marijuana strains and a stopover in Jamaica.

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The Making of a Narco State

Following the money and the opium in Afghanistan.

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The Rise and Fall of the Biggest Pot Dealer in New York City History

How a Canadian used a Mohawk reservation’s lakes to smuggle tons of marijuana to stash houses in Brooklyn and Staten Island, resulting in nearly a billion in profits, which he laundered through the Sinaloa Cartel.

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Kid Cannabis

The rise and fall of a chubby Idaho pizza delivery boy turned weed kingpin.

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The Trials of Philip Halliday

The story of a naïve fisherman, a boat headed for Spain and 1.5 tons of cocaine.

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Interview with US Defense Attorney Turned Tijuana Narcojunior

An interview with a Mexican-born American attorney who defended and eventually smuggled for the cartels in the ’90s.

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Why Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Loves Selling Drugs in Chicago

How Chicago is key to a business moving tons of drugs for billions of dollars.

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The Narco Tunnels of Nogales

The underground routes by which drugs enter the U.S. from Mexico, and the officials who’ve found it almost impossible to curb their construction.

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Cocaine, Inc.

How a Mexican drug cartel makes its billions.

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How the Plummeting Price of Cocaine Fueled the Nationwide Drop in Violent Crime

A statistics-based argument that drug pricing, not drug use or law enformencement, is the only way to predict swings in violent crime rates.