In this skittish town on Mexico’s heroin highway, civilians with rusty shotguns shake down passing cars for contributions to the public defense. The police were disbanded years ago. The mayor recently got a death threat and fled in the governor’s helicopter.
"In Mexico, the Price of America's Hunger for Heroin" is from the May 30, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joshua Partlow and narrated by Sam Scholl.