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Exclusive: ‘The Art of Smuggling’ by Britain’s first drug baron

By Francis Morland, Jo Boothby

Little has been written about the early history of the modern cannabis trade. Its pioneers are shrouded mystery, yet they laid the foundation for what became the biggest illicit business in the world. Francis Morland was probably the first British-born “drug baron” of the 1960s, an acclaimed sculptor from a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments

How mob boss Meyer Lansky laundered the American Mafia’s dirty cash – and made them bigger than U.S. Steel

By David Amoruso

The pinnacle of organized crime is laundering your ill-gotten monies into crispy clean dollar bills that are out of reach of law enforcement and the IRS. Nowadays, this is something understood by most crime bosses and drug lords, but back in the 1930s there was just one man who had the vision and smarts to help the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2016 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Teaser trailer for “650 Lifer,” new White Boy Rick documentary

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Teaser trailer below.

He was a kid among men. Violent men. When Richard “White Boy Rick” Wershe Jr. was just a teenager he ran with a crew of drug dealers in 1980s Detroit handling multi-kilos of cocaine. He did so at the behest of the Detroit Police Department who had…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia planned to kill NY governor Mario Cuomo

By David Amoruso

Mario Cuomo would’ve made an excellent cadaver, Sicilian Mafia bosses thought. The New York governor was targeted for assassination by Cosa Nostra during a trip to Italy in 1992, a time when the Sicilian mob was waging an all-out war on the Italian state, resulting in the deaths of countless policemen, judges, and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2016 at 3:24pm — No Comments

El Chapo's beauty queen wife says she fears for his life

By David Amoruso

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, fears for her husband’s life, claiming that the Mexican government is treating him to harsh and inhumane prison conditions as punishment for his escape from the same jail in 2015.

Guzman’s 26-year-old wife, former beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

Drug Cartels

By David Amoruso

Besides financial fraud, trafficking in narcotics is still the crime that pays the most. Groups and individuals from across the world have experienced the huge and seemingly easy profit drugs bring. Be it cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, or weed: it all translates to money. And lots of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Organized Crime in North America

United States

New York:

La Cosa Nostra:

The Bonanno Crime…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Panel discusses state of the American Mafia

By David Amoruso

Crime experts Christian Cipollini, Alex Hortis, and David Amoruso of Gangsters Inc. will take part in a panel discussion on the topic: “Is the American Mafia finished?” this coming Thursday evening 8pm EST, September 10th.

The …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 5, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

How bank robber “Machine Gun” Kelly got his nickname

By Barbara Casey

In the early 1930s banks in the United States were terrorized by a bunch of high profile armed robbers who roamed the mid-west. One of these notorious men was Tennessee, Mississippi-born “Machine Gun” Kelly. Starting out as a bootlegger, he switched careers after a stint in prison and became a fulltime bank robber feared throughout the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Italian Organized Crime

Profiles and articles below introduction

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Italian organized crime, divided in Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, is a rich and powerful criminal enterprise…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Very Bad Men: How Jewish racketeers beat the system

By Christian Cipollini

Just a month following the murder of “Boss of all Bosses” Salvatore Maranzano, another crucial moment in the evolution of the National Crime Syndicate took place. This, essentially, was an incident that not only officially inaugurated the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 20, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Gambino Crime Family Boss Domenico Cefalu

By David Amoruso

Ever since mob boss John Gotti drove by the dead body of his predecessor Paul Castellano, the Gambino crime family in New York has been ruled by him or one of his men. Be it his son Junior, his brother Peter, or his friend Jackie, Gotti’s grip on the family was firm and outlasted his own life. In 2011, that grip was broken when Domenico Cefalu…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

New Informer is out now: Genovese, JFK, Detroit LCN

In this January 2014 issue of Informer:

  • Thomas Hunt pushes aside popular "Miracle of Brooklyn" legends to look at what really happened to the twice-stolen, twice-returned Regina Pacis crowns (PREVIEW).
  • Lennert van`t Riet, David Critchley and…

Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 21, 2014 at 6:04am — No Comments

From mobbed up unions to Cold War spying

By Ron Fino

As you all know, I’ve done a lot of work with the FBI in helping them dismantle the Mafia’s control over unions. Having grown up as the son of a mob capo I was privy to many of the illegal dealings that went on and decided to put a stop to it. But that is only part of my story. The other story takes place in Russia, where I investigated the …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The real Heisenberg hails from North Korea

By David Amoruso

For everyone who thought Heisenberg was an American: Guess again. According to the DEA, the real Heisenberg is from North Korea, and he’s increasingly flooding the United States with his meth. A product that is 99 percent pure. He’s the one who knocks alright.

Five defendants were placed under arrest yesterday evening after they were…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2013 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. Sits Down With Makers of Drug Lord Docu

In 1973, Frank Matthews, history’s first African American drug kingpin, jumped bail in New York City with $15 to 20 million and ostensibly a beautiful girlfriend. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews, the money and the girlfriend, Cheryl Brown, remain a complete mystery. “It’s as if Matthews dropped off the face of the earth,” explained…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 29, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

The New April 2011 Issue Of Informer Magazine Is Available

In this month's issue of Informer: The History of American Crime and Law Enforcement:

  • Men of Montedoro by Thomas Hunt and Michael A. Tona ;
  • Daring 1870 Bank Robbery in Scranton;
  • Sicilian Miners Battle Black Handers in Northeastern Pennsylvania by Thomas Hunt;
  • Capones Reach the Promised Land by Deirdre Marie…

Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 3, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Organized Crime History: Did the Mafia Turn the United States into a Better Country?

By Clarence Walker

"Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob" - Oscar Wilde.

As people our life's value lies in our contribution to a greater good by taking a stand to become part of something on this earth much greater than ourselves. With passion, taking risks, we as people can help make the world a better place…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

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