From Wall Street to the underworld, if there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that crime pays and pays big. Drug trafficking is probably the most lucrative illegal money maker, which the richest drug dealers of all time can attest to. Kingpins can make billions when their drugs hit the street, but the authorities do their best to prevent that from happening. The biggest drug busts in US history seized billions of dollars worth of narcotics.
This isn’t a comprehensive list of the biggest drug busts, but it gives you an idea of how much money is at stake.