Inside the Sinaloa Cartel’s Fentanyl Smuggling Operations

VICE News gained access to a Sinaloa Cartel fentanyl-trafficking operation for a few days last year, during the production of our new podcast series called “Painkiller: America’s Fentanyl Crisis.” We watched masked cartel members hauling bundles of precursor chemicals out of the ocean, interviewed local bosses, and followed the process of cooking fentanyl into heroin, a combination of drugs that has fueled a surge in overdose deaths across the U.S.

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