Conflict & Justice

'Outlandish' Stories from Mexico's Drug War


In this photo provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a silver Jeep Cherokee that suspected smugglers were attempting to drive over the U.S.-Mexico border fence is stuck at the top of a makeshift ramp early Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 near Yuma, Ariz. U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Station seized both the ramps and the vehicle, which stalled at the top of the ramp after it became high centered. The fence is approximately 14 feet high where the would-be smugglers attempted to illegally drive across the border. The two suspects fled into Mexico when the agents arrived at the scene. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)



Mexico's drug war is no laughing matter.

But the methods drug smugglers use to get their illicit goods north of the border can be humorous.

The New Yorker's Patrick Radden Keefe has been documenting the "most outlandish" stories from the Mexican drug war in a new article.

He speaks to anchor Marco Werman about his report