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A worker with coca paste after drying it on a stove top at a small farm in Guayabero, in Colombia's Guaviare province.

Mexico’s cartels appear to be shaking up the cocaine trade

A change in what's being smuggled hints at a change in how Mexican criminal groups are doing business.
Suspected Mexican drug trafficker Vicente Zambada Niebla is presented to the media in Mexico City March 19, 2009.

16 of the most shocking twists and turns of El Chapo’s drug-trafficking trial

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was found guilty on all 17 counts of an indictment that included drug-trafficking, conspiracy, and use-of-firearms charges.
A policeman patrols around a police station attacked by unknown assailants, in Ciudad Juarez, January 17, 2019.

The US has issued a security alert for a major border city in Mexico after a wave of attacks on police

After a series of attacks on police in Ciudad Juarez, the US Consulate General there issued an alert about violence the city, which borders El Paso.

A man allegedly shipped a package with more than a pound of meth to Apple’s Grand Central Station store in New York and was arrested when he tri...

Richard Dean Desain, 32, was arrested at Apple's Grand Central store in New York City after allegedly shipping more than a pound of crystal meth to the store.
Recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by soldiers at the hangar belonging to the office of the Attorney General in Mexico City, Mexico, in January 2016..JPG

El Chapo’s mistress detailed how the drug lord fled Mexican Marines through a bathtub tunnel while naked in shocking testimony at his federal tr...

Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López, 29, took the stand in Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's federal trial in Brooklyn on Thursday.
A police officer guards packages of seized cocaine in Panama City in 2016.

Army war hero pleads guilty to trying to smuggle over $1 million of cocaine into the US hidden in gutted punching bags on a military aircraft

X-rays at the US Embassy in Bogota revealed the drugs in gutted punching bags. Master Sgt. Daniel Gould could face 10 years to life on each charge.

El Chapo’s wife was absent from his trial for the first time since it started 6 weeks ago

Until Monday, Emma Coronel Aispuro had attended every day of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's federal trial in Brooklyn.
Emma Coronel Aispuro

El Chapo’s beauty queen wife says the drug lord is a ‘simple’ and ‘normal’ guy who the media made ‘too famous̵...

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman’s wife Emma Coronel Aispuro, 29, spoke to Telemundo about Guzman’s trial.
A US Coast Guardsman in an interceptor boat launched from the Coast Guard cutter Steadfast pursues a suspected smuggling vessel as the suspected smugglers throw bales overboard during a high-speed chase in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, July 11, 2018.

Coast Guard crews are capturing record amounts of cocaine — here’s how they chase down high-seas smugglers

The Coast Guard seized over 1.3 million pounds of cocaine in the past three years, including a record 493,000 pounds in 2017. Here's how they do it.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Paulo Cheng, a maritime enforcement specialist and student of the Precision Marksmanship School, shoots at known distance targets with an M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System during the Precision Marksmanship Course at the Spartan Ranch Tactical Training Center in Maysville, July 26, 2018.

These photos show why the US Coast Guard’s snipers are some of the best in the business

The Coast Guard is on the front lines against high-seas drug traffickers, and the service's marksmen have plenty of chances to prove their mettle.