Following the money and the opium in Afghanistan.
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.
The rise and fall of a chubby Idaho pizza delivery boy turned weed kingpin.
The story of a naïve fisherman, a boat headed for Spain and 1.5 tons of cocaine.
How Leo Sharp got busted.
An interview with a Mexican-born American attorney who defended and eventually smuggled for the cartels in the ’90s.
How Chicago is key to a business moving tons of drugs for billions of dollars.
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.
A statistics-based argument that drug pricing, not drug use or law enformencement, is the only way to predict swings in violent crime rates.
An undercover report on Afghanistan’s drug-smuggling border police that is now heavily used for intelligence training.
Stuck between the Taliban and the U.S. Military, Afghanistan’s farmers risk their lives both when they grow, and when they refuse to grow, fields of poppies.
Colombian traffickers have a new smuggling method of choice: specially designed submarines capable of carrying 10 tons of cocaine and covering 2,000 miles without refueling.
A former pilot of miniature cocaine-smuggling submarines tells his story.
How the bulk of the cocaine entering the U.S. ends up cut with a cattle dewormer.
It took a desperate screenwriter to find Max Mermelstein, Miami’s former coke overlord, after twenty-five years in hiding.