Watch Part 1 above. Watch Part 2 below.
Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel is one of the most powerful criminal enterprises in the world, its multibillion-dollar revenue gained mostly from trafficking narcotics such as cocaine, heroin and fentanyl into the United States.
Its activities are deadly and harmful, not just for many consumers of its products but also for those who cross it or try and stand in its way. Along with rival cartels, it is responsible for tens of thousands of brutal murders and it corrupts almost everything it touches – government, law enforcement, public institutions – with a sea of dirty narco-money.
So how does it operate? Over two episodes of People and Power, filmmaker Vincent Prado goes behind the scenes to find out.