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The Untouchables: How Britain’s top gangsters got rich off armed robberies and smuggling tons of drugs

By Peter Walsh

At the start of the 1990s, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise noted the domination of the cannabis trade by established organized crime. The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to be…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Mexican drug cartels looking to flood Western Europe with crystal meth

By David Amoruso

Mexican drug cartels have saturated the crystal meth market in the United States and are currently laying the foundations to start flooding Western Europe with their addictive product. Recent arrests in the Netherlands indicate that members of the Sinaloa Cartel are operating meth labs there, producing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 4, 2019 at 3:10am — No Comments

Professional hitman wanted by police for murders in three countries

By David Amoruso

False identities, elaborate disguises, and a deadly assassin. No, this isn’t a James Bond or Jason Bourne plot, this is real life. 38-year-old professional hitman Čaba Der is wanted by Dutch authorities for a gangland killing that occurred in July of 2018 and is a suspect in two more slayings across…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2019 at 5:44am — 1 Comment

Profile of British drug boss Robert “The Voice” Dawes - “He was prepared to use extreme levels of violence”

By David Amoruso

British crime boss Robert Dawes is one of Europe’s biggest drug traffickers. His influence reaches beyond the borders of the United Kingdom and into dozens of countries where he has the power to make men rich and end lives with one call.

Born in 1972 in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, it was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2018 at 5:41am — No Comments

Profile of Moroccan drug boss Ridouan Taghi - “He who talks, goes. And everyone around him goes to sleep”

By David Amoruso

Some criminal masterminds appear out of nowhere. Ridouan Taghi is that type of gangster. The Moroccan-Dutch drug boss wasn’t known to the public or police until he had already flooded Europe with drugs and littered the streets with bullet-riddled bodies. Now, he is a most wanted fugitive.

Born on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A deadly weasel moving tons of cocaine – Profile of Montreal’s West End mob boss Allan Ross

By David Amoruso

Allan “The Weasel” Ross was one of North America’s biggest drug bosses. He shipped weed and blow from Colombia to the United States, Canada, and even into Europe. As leader of the West End Gang, Montreal’s Irish mob, he oversaw a violent organization in partnership with the Italian Mafia and Hells…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2018 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

British career criminal shot in head and left for dead in Amsterdam

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A British career criminal was shot in the head and left for dead on the streets of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Saturday night. 55-year-old Allan P. (his last name has not been released by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Most wanted fugitive Liverpool drug boss Simon McGuffie faces justice in United Kingdom

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Fugitive Liverpool drug trafficker Simon McGuffie finally faces justice in the United…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How organized crime continues to dominate the prostitution business, despite legalization efforts

By David Amoruso

Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the world. It’s also one of the dirtiest, with misery accompanying the victims as they sell their bodies for cash. This leaves authorities with a problem: How to deal with the business and its criminal ties? Solutions abound, but organized crime remains close by.

To…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 18, 2017 at 12:25pm — 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,…

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

The Dutch Al Capone: How crime boss Dries Riphagen became one of Holland’s biggest Nazi Jew hunters in WWII

By David Amoruso

The Amsterdam underworld knew Dries Riphagen as the Dutch Al Capone, a violent crime boss ready and willing to end your life to make a buck. But when the second World War ravaged through Europe, Riphagen rebranded himself as one of the Netherlands’ biggest Jew hunters when he partnered with the invading Nazis. Befitting…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2017 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

Profile: Turkish drug boss Cetin Gören

By Milko

Cetin Gören is a true international operator. As a Dutchman with Turkish roots, he flawlessly moves through the European continent and beyond, organizing massive drug shipments during his travels.

In March of 2007, police in Brazil suspected him of involvement in the smuggling of the party drug ecstasy, along with the Dutchman Eric Adrian Mook, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 23, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments

Thief who sold two Van Gogh paintings to Camorra Mafia says he hid at mansion of FC Barcelona player Patrick Kluivert

By David Amoruso

The thief behind one of the biggest art heists in history stepped into the spotlight yesterday as he went on various Dutch talk shows to discuss how he stole two Van Gogh paintings worth millions from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002 and eventually sold them to a Camorra drug boss. In between, he also claims to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 22, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

South America is quickly becoming a deadly destination for enterprising gangsters from the Netherlands

By Milko

Dutch gangsters going to South America for some illegal business face a high risk of ending up murdered. In just two years, four men were killed, while another survived getting shot in the head in Panama. All of them were deeply involved in the Netherlands’ underworld.

One week ago, on December 11, 23-year-old Mitchell…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 19, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

London crime boss Patrick Adams gets 9 years for shooting man in the chest after suspecting he was a snitch

By Gangsters Inc. Editors - posted November 29 / updated December 3

Patrick Adams, a leading figure of the Clerkenwell crime syndicate in London, admitted shooting a suspected informant in the chest. The 60-year-old gangster pleaded guilty Wednesday to “causing grievous bodily harm with intent,” the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Camorra still possesses stolen Rembrandt, art hunters say – Could Boston heist painting have ended up in Italy?

By David Amoruso

The Neapolitan Camorra still possesses a stolen Rembrandt painting, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported today. The daily paper talked to looted art hunter Arthur Brand and private detective Sander van Betten, both men claim the missing Rembrandt piece “remains hidden at one of the many hundreds of secret stash houses…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 5, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Gambling remains the Mafia’s bread and butter

By David Amoruso

It is fitting that the one constant activity in the volatile life of a mobster is and always will be gambling. In a life where any day can be your last, where your best friend might be the one to shoot you in the head, the game of chance has continued…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 8:30am — 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…

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

Profile: London crime boss Bekir “The Duke” Arif

By David Amoruso

London has a rich gangland history filled with “proper” villains, as they say. But when it comes to organized crime the scene has been dominated by a select group of families, often brothers. Like the notorious Kray twins and the infamous Adams Family, the Arif clan sent chills down many spines.

By 2004, British media even labeled the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments

The American Mafia bets on the world and wins big

By David Amoruso

Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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