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The Korean Underworld: From its birth to its rise and current state of criminal affairs

By Joe Francis for Gangsters Inc.

The history of Korean organized crime is mostly unknown to the public outside of Korea. Everyone knows about Lucky Luciano and Pablo Escobar and men from their part of the world, but no one knows about men like Kim…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2020 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Asia’s Most Wanted Drug Lord - Profile of Triad boss Tse Chi Lop, nicknamed “Brother Number Three”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The world is a big place. While everyone was focusing on the narco kingpins in the Americas, a powerful Triad boss was operating in the shadows, organizing the Asian drug trade under his rule,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2020 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

“American Gangster” Frank Lucas dead at 88

By David Amoruso

Former Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas passed away yesterday. He was 88. Lucas was immortalized in 2007 with the release of “American Gangster”, which detailed his rise and fall but fictionalized a lot of events. Denzel Washington starred as Lucas.

Born in North Carolina, Lucas moved to New York after the Ku Klux Klan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 3:16pm — No Comments

The Real John Wick: Separating fact from fiction in Hollywood’s violent gangster vengeance blockbuster

By David Amoruso

Is John Wick indestructible? Movie audiences are about to find out in the third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves as the skilled assassin placed on a universal hit list by the Italian and Russian Mafias, the Chinese Triads, and the Japanese Yakuza. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2019 at 4:15am — No Comments

Triads: Origins of the Chinese Mafia

By David Amoruso

The Chinese Mafia - better known as the Triads - has a complicated history seeped in political conflict that occurred centuries ago, when emperors and dynasties ruled China and monks used kung fu to rise up against their oppressors.

During its long and rich history China has seen a lot of bloodshed. Centuries ago Chinese…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 8, 2019 at 11:18am — No Comments

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

Zheng Inc.: How two Chinese nationals operated global opioid and drug manufacturing business to supply demand

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was a family business. Father and son Guanghua and Fujing Zheng operated a drug ring that manufactured and shipped a large variety of chemical narcotics, including fentanyl, to at least 25 countries and 37 states. An indictment released on Wednesday also alleges the drugs sold by the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 24, 2018 at 5:34am — No Comments

Profile: Pakistani drug kingpin Shahbaz Khan – Smuggling heroin from the Middle East to New York City

By David Amoruso

People tend to focus on one thing while ignoring everything else. Our attention span just isn’t capable of more. Luckily, law enforcement agencies are filled with plenty of agents, each one focused on a different criminal target. That’s how a Pakistani drug kingpin was brought to justice on U.S.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2018 at 3:22am — 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.

Of…

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

Rise in sports corruption as Mafia groups step up involvement - Meeting at Europol about combating these crimes

By David Amoruso

Organized crime syndicates are increasingly getting involved in sports corruption. Fixing a match means a guaranteed lucrative payout by betting on the correct outcome. Criminals operating in this multi-billion-dollar field use different modi operandi and adopt very complex structures, therefore the only successful…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2017 at 12:24pm — 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

The Rise of the Indian Mafia and Bollywood

By Gary K. Busch

One of the least well-known of the international criminal organisations is the Indian Mafia. It is not only centred on India but has spread across the globe. Among other areas of influence, it has thrived through its engagement with the Indian entertainment industry, better known as “Bollywood”. It has come into prominence recently for its…

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Added by Gary K. Busch on April 26, 2017 at 5:07am — No Comments

Bandidos biker club in America severs ties with all its global chapters and creates new patch

By Peter, Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was yet another glorious moment for the Bandidos motorcycle club: On October 8, 2016, the bikers celebrated the founding of their first chapter in the Republic of Ireland. Irish newspapers were filled with articles about, what they labeled, the international, violent, and criminal motorcycle club from…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Thousands arrested and millions of dollars seized as INTERPOL busts Asia’s illegal gambling rings

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Talk about foul play. Two separate operations against illegal gambling led by INTERPOL resulted in the arrest of over 4,100 people the seizure of $13.6 million dollars during the Euro 2016 football tournament this summer.

Operation SOGA VI (short for soccer…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments

The Golden Triangle: How Triads cornered the heroin market

By David Amoruso

Whether it’s human beings, counterfeit products or drugs, Triads are experts in smuggling the goods from point A to point B. During the 1950s and 1960s, they became masters at flooding Europe and North America with heroin.

With a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2016 at 7:08am — No Comments

Bloody knife attacks as Triad gangs go to war in Hong Kong

By David Amoruso

It was a typical Wednesday at the Yau Yim Kee fruit store on Hong Kong’s Shek Lung Street. For over a century the store has been a staple for shoppers and passersby. Yesterday was no different. It was business as usual until the door opened and violence poured in.

Four men wearing surgical masks and gloves entered the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2016 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Profile: Shanghai Triad boss Du Yueh-sheng

By David Amoruso

Du Yueh-sheng was one of the most important crime bosses in Shanghai during the 1900s. A man who came up as a tough street kid known for violence and eventually wound up running a string of opium dens throughout the Chinese city.

For obvious reasons, he was given the nickname “Big-eared Du.” Born at the end of the 1880s, Du quickly made…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Prison island for drug convicts to be guarded by crocodiles

By David Amoruso

The primary goal of every prison on earth is to keep its inmates locked up. Prison breaks are bad for business and blemish the reputation of authorities. Yet, with many criminals making copious amounts of cash bribery has become rampant. As more guards are being…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Russian Mafia Boss Rakhimov and the Sochi Olympics

By David Amoruso

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Russian organized crime and politics have become so intertwined that it is difficult to distinguish a member of the country’s parliament from a member of the vor z zakone, popularly known as the Russian Mafia. With President Putin as boss of bosses mobsters in Russia are feasting on rampant corruption…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2014 at 10:31am — 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…

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

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