Sinaloa

mexico

How Drug Cartels Operate Like Silicon Valley Startups

"Maybe the next Steve Jobs is a girl in Oaxaca."
Rory Smith
9.16.16
crime

Drug Smuggling Is Getting a High Tech Makeover

Liquid cocaine in drug mules and intercontinental subs are changing the game for drug cartels.
Christian Borys
12.11.14
mexico

The Phone Dragnet That Caught the World's Top Drug Lord

It was a series of phone intercepts that finally nabbed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
Brian Anderson
2.26.14
mexico

Inside Chapo's Tunnels

When you're the world's wealthiest, most powerful capo, you carve a network of escape routes between your seven homes.
Brian Anderson
2.25.14
Motherboard Blog

Mexican Cartels Are Getting Into the Oil Business, and Business Is Booming

Mexican crime syndicates are using firetruck-sized drillers to bore literal drug pipelines under the border, but they're also profiting from another sort of pipeline.
Brian Anderson
2.13.14
Motherboard Blog

Why the DEA Let the World's Tech-Savviest Drug Cartel Do As It Pleased for 12 Years

Let's Make a Drug Deal.
Brian Anderson
1.14.14
Motherboard Blog

Mexican Cartels Are Using Firetruck-Sized Drillers to Make Drug Pipelines

The future of narco smuggle tech is boring.
Brian Anderson
1.6.14
Motherboard Blog

Is This the Real Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán?

He's known to frequent bustling urban areas, brazenly hiding in plain sight, but few pictures of the world's most powerful cartel boss exist. The rub? The most widely disseminated photo of "el Chapo" may not even be of him.
Brian Anderson
1.18.13
Motherboard Blog

Narco-Cash Laundering Is Officially How Big Banks Work Now

Because it's not just HSBC.
Brian Anderson
1.4.13
Motherboard Blog

Cartel Narco Boats Are Hammering the West Coast

As it turns out, they're bringing a whole lot more than mediocre weed and high-grade Central American blow.
Brian Anderson
12.10.12