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Albanians sentenced on charges they plotted to traffic £500K of cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three Albanian men were sentenced to prison on Monday over a plot to supply high purity…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2020 at 7:09am — No Comments

Clan-based Albanian drug gang busted across Europe

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An Albanian organized crime clan was busted in multiple…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2020 at 1:40am — No Comments

The Guys That Do More Than Killing: Gambino Mafia family mobsters busted for large variety of crimes

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Two mobsters once praised by Mafia boss John Gotti are among twelve…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2019 at 7:23am — No Comments

Gang that burglarized professional footballers’ homes busted in Madrid

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Spanish authorities, in close cooperation with the Albanian Police and Europol, have busted an alleged gang of burglars…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2019 at 10:27am — No Comments

Profile of Spanish drug boss Sito Miñanco, who can’t stop smuggling tons of cocaine despite his fame

By David Amoruso

Sito Miñanco is one of Spain’s most infamous drug bosses, with international contacts from the Medellin cartel to Panamanian dictator Noriega. His exploits were turned into a Netflix tv show while he himself was still actively smuggling thousands of kilos of cocaine.

José Ramón…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2019 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Major Albanian-Belgian drug group taken down in Belgium and Switzerland

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A gang of Albanian and Belgian drug traffickers has been cracked in Belgium and Switzerland. An investigation coordinated by the Federal Judicial Police of Leuven in Belgium, with support from Europol, led to multiple arrests at various locations in both European countries earlier this…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2019 at 3:19am — No Comments

Albanian drug dealers found with a kilo of 92% pure cocaine in a Primark shopping bag

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Never judge a book by its cover. Three Albanians were driving around the United Kingdom with a Primark bag filled with a kilo of 92 per cent pure cocaine. Two of the men were in the country illegally.

Officers from the joint National Crime Agency and Met Police Organised Crime Partnership…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2019 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Crime network suspected of trafficking thousands of people into US, Canada and UK busted in Balkan region

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Seven members of an organized crime network involved in people smuggling were arrested the past weeks, Europol reports. The ring dealt in false passports and is suspected of trafficking thousands of people. Various groups from the extensive network had already been dismantled in…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2018 at 4:37am — No Comments

High-ranking Bloods gangster arrested for organizing murder of Bonanno family mobster - At behest of Albanian Mob?

By David Amoruso

New York’s melting pot of an underworld has erupted into a violent volcano with the city’s Bonanno crime family and the Bloods street gang involved in a deadly dance that resulted in the murder of Mafia associate Sylvester Zottola at a McDonald’s drive through in The Bronx last week.



Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2018 at 3:16pm — No Comments

London-based Albanian cocaine gang sent to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three members of a London-based Albanian drug gang involved in trafficking cocaine with a combined estimated street value of £4.2 million have been sent to prison yesterday. All men had previously pleaded guilty following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Metropolitan Police Organised Crime…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2018 at 4:44am — No Comments

Blacklisted: Albanian mob boss Naser Kelmendi built a criminal business empire on white heroin and ecstasy

By David Amoruso

Authorities have Naser Kelmendi’s number. The United States government blacklisted him under the Kingpin Act in 2012 because, it claims, he heads a crime family responsible for trafficking drugs through Afghanistan to Turkey and into Europe. Still, moving throughout Eastern Europe, Kelmendi proved an…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments

Chinese woman laundered £1.8 million in drugs money for Albanian organized crime group in just two weeks

By David Amoruso

The biggest problem with ill-gotten gains is how to turn them into squeaky clean gotten gains. Because criminal money remains vulnerable to being confiscated by authorities, whereas money laundered clean has no way whatsoever of ever being touched by law enforcement as the recent Panama Papers leak has showed.



Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Albanian drug traffickers in London, England, sentenced to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three Albanian men have been sentenced to prison this week after pleading guilty to conspiring to supply cocaine and conspiring to launder over £170,000. 23-year-old Algert Lami (top, left), 20-year-old Roland Vasija (top,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 7, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Albanian organized crime gangs are taking increasing control over Europe’s profitable narcotics markets

By David Amoruso

Albanian gangsters have established a high-profile influence within the underworld in Great Britain, controlling much of the country’s drug trafficking market, particularly cocaine, according to a new report by the National Crime Agency. Albanian organized crime gangs have also upped their presence in the Netherlands,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

Albanian organized crime pair jailed after they were caught with 1 kilogram brick of cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Albanian drug traffickers Artan Markaj (23) and Marsela Kreka (30) were sentenced to 6 years 9 months and 8 years respectively on Monday. They were jailed as the result of a National Crime Agency investigation in which 5.5 kilogram of high-purity cocaine was taken off the streets.

Officers caught the duo…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mob rat John Alite got beat up at a strip club

By Chris Kasparoza

Ever since mob rat John Alite began his media/defamation tour before the release of his "biography" in January 2015 he’s bragged in interview after interview what a tough guy and accomplished killer he is. He even preaches how he walks the streets of New York by himself without security because he has no fear of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 6, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Profile: Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj

By David Amoruso

Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj was on a roll. Still only in his early 30s, he ran one of the hottest phone lines in the United Kingdom. Almost 100,000 calls were made to his London call center by people who, well, they wanted to buy cocaine. And…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Major Albanian-Czech people smuggling network busted


Law enforcement authorities from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom, supported by Europol, took action early today against a Europe-wide organized crime group composed primarily of Czech and Albanian nationals.

Members of the group are suspected of money laundering and smuggling mainly Albanian nationals into the European Union in breach of immigration law. Eight members have been arrested.

The group, operating since late 2013,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

International Albanian Heroin Ring Busted in Italy

By David Amoruso

European police smashed an international heroin trafficking ring operating in Italy last week, arresting 71 individuals in Italy, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Italian Carabinieri ROS began Operation Ellenika in March 2009, focusing on a Kosovo/Albanian organized crime group involved in trafficking large…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

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