Great, Mexican Drug Cartels Now Have Weaponized Drones
“Potato bomb” quadcopters give narcos more options for perpetrating crimes they're perfectly capable of pulling off some other way.
A ‘Hacker’ Exposed a Mexican Drug Lord, Now He's Trying to Save His Own Life
The computer engineer secretly shot video of the purported heir to Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán and was reported to be living in the US under government protection. In fact, he’s stuck in Mexico.
How Drug Cartels Operate Like Silicon Valley Startups
"Maybe the next Steve Jobs is a girl in Oaxaca."
The Sinaloa Cartel Has More Planes Than Mexico's Biggest Airline
The drug trafficking organization has hundreds of planes, from Cessnas to Boeing 727s, and competes for top pilots.
Bicycles: The Most Ingenious Way to Smuggle Migrants
An excerpt from “The Coyote’s Bicycle,” the new book from borderland journalist Kimball Taylor.
What Will Come Across the US-Mexican Border in 2016
Thanks to Trump, the cartels, and ISIS, the border became one of the biggest issues of 2015. So what's in store for 2016?
The Hunt for Narco Subs
If Colombian narco sub busts are so rare, how many drug-loaded semi-submersibles go by undetected?
Where Is All That Seized Cartel Radio Gear?
Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said it has no record of over 500 illegal radio antennas and repeaters reportedly confiscated by officials since 2006.
The Cartel Gunsmiths
A homebrew gun club for a rising Mexican gang used maker-style milling tech to produce AR-15s from scratch. Was it a one-off novelty, or an omen?
Big Brother Narco: Cartels Are Building Their Own CCTV Networks
It's an unprecedented feat of counter-surveillance in the ongoing technological arms race between Mexican and American authorities and cartels.
Mexico Posted a $65,000 Reward for Information on the Drug Cartels' IT Guy
The ongoing mystery of Felipe de Jesús Peréz García.
The Drug Cartels' IT Guy
The story of Felipe Peréz, a communications specialist reportedly kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel, and forced into a shadow hacker squad that engineers the gang's hidden radio network.
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