The Xalisco Boys are a group of business minded heroin peddlers from the town of Xalisco in the state of Nayarit. Not so much a cartel as a business strategy, the Xalisco Boys pioneered a new method of profiting in the drug trafficking world: delivery. In what is perhaps the darkest form of laissez faire, by acting as both the source and the mobile storefront the Xalisco Boys were able to quickly expand across America, using basic marketing strategies to become what many addicts have called “the best dealers they’d ever seen.” Unfortunately, their rise also coincided with the beginning of the opioid epidemic, and what resulted was a dangerous self-replicating style of retail drug trafficking, operating on a national scale from an individual level.
With Guest Laura Peek (@Laurapeekcomedy)
Researcher Gray Livingston
Comedy Store Records
Producer Bruce Gray