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Investigation: Cocaine delivered faster than a pizza, though cost varies around the world

By David Amoruso

Violence and suffering be damned, cocaine remains one of the world’s favorite recreational drugs. A newly released report by the Global Drug Survey explored its cost and availability around the world.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fugitive British drug boss who got 11 years for crimes sought by police after going on the lam

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Police in Great Britain are asking for information leading to the arrest of a drug boss who went on the lam before being sentenced to 11 years in prison for orchestrating the attempted importation of liquid amphetamine with a street value of around £8 million pounds in April…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 11, 2018 at 2:48am — No Comments

International drug trafficking ring busted

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Six alleged members of an international drug trafficking organization were arrested across Europe yesterday, seriously crippling its criminal operations, Europol reports. The arrests took place in Romania, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

The initial investigation started in February 2016 when several…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2017 at 9:55am — No 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

Profile: Belgian crime boss Marcel “Le Grande Marcel” Habran

By Milko

Marcel Habran was born on June 5, 1933. Nicknamed “Le Grand Marcel,” which means “The Big Marcel,” he was known as the godfather of the underworld in the Belgian city of Liège. His first arrest came at the age of 18, after he stole some copper. During those early years, Habran worked in bars in Liège’s red light district. Besides his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

Profile: Russian mob boss Boris Nayfeld

By David Amoruso

Russian mob boss Boris Nayfeld (photo above) just can’t stay on the straight and narrow, nor can he keep his mouth shut. In January, prosecutors in the Southern District of New York charged the notorious gangster and coconspirator Boris Kotlyarsky with an extortion plot in which the two men sought payment from a victim who they claimed…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 13, 2016 at 2:00pm — 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…

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

Largest-ever seizures of fake food and drink in INTERPOL-EUROPOL operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

In a joint operation on a global scale, Interpol and Europol have dealt a major blow to criminal organizations around the world involved in scamming food and drink markets around the world, thereby putting consumers at risk.

People want their food to be healthy and nutritious. With researchers showing the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 6:51am — No Comments

Belgian pharmaceutical companies sold drug lord ephedrine

By David Amoruso

Seven pharmaceutical companies in Belgium have been accused of selling large amounts of medicine containing ephedrine to Mexican drug lord Ezio Figueroa-Vasquez (photo above), who used the products to manufacture $360 million worth of crystal meth.

As a criminal one has to cut corners and be creative. Meth cooks have been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2016 at 5:13am — No Comments

Major Albanian-Czech people smuggling network busted

PRESS RELEASE

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,…

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

Nigerian cocaine traffickers busted in Luxembourg

PRESS RELEASE

A Nigerian organized crime network in large-scale cocaine trafficking was dismantled by authorities in Luxembourg, Europol announced today. Nineteen individuals have been detained. The group is accused of selling and distributing cocaine from Belgium to Luxembourg.

The coordinated law enforcement operation was led by Luxembourg's Grand Ducal Police and supported by Luxembourg Customs and Europol.

On…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

Italian Mafia boss talks about ‘Ndrangheta’s global reach

By David Amoruso

The code of silence is held in high regard by members of the ‘Ndrangheta. No one knows this more than Emilio di Giovine, a former boss who turned on the mob and became a witness for the government. “It’s dangerous for me, with the ‘Ndrangheta you are never safe.” Despite the dangers, he is eager to tell his story and shed light on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Outlaw bikers go on international murder spree

By David Amoruso

This month has been the bloodiest one yet in the entire history of outlaw motorcycle gangs. And it’s not even over. The spotlight was on Waco, Texas, where nine bikers were killed. But earlier this month, in the Netherlands, three bikers were wounded in a shootout. And yesterday, in Germany one was badly injured, while another died…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Biker boss resigns because he wants to talk to the cops

By David Amoruso

What a difference a week makes. Barely seven days ago, Gangsters Inc. reported that Klaas Otto, president of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender was wounded in an apparent hit attempt. In an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2015 at 4:03am — No Comments

Biker boss wounded by hitman, says club will handle problem

By David Amoruso

Klaas Otto, president of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender, survived an attempt on his life this past weekend, Dutch daily De Telegraaf reports today. It’s the latest violent headline for the biker club that is slowly but surely becoming a major power in the world of outlaw motorcycle clubs.

According to Otto,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 23, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Profile: British drug boss Anthony Dennis

By David Amoruso

For decades, British criminals have taken advantage of the fact they were citizens of an island nation. Whenever the law came to close they skipped across the pond to Europe, preferably sunny Spain. When Anthony Dennis was accused of importing copious amounts of drugs he did the same. Authorities, however, wised up, and when they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Italian Organized Crime: Cosa Nostra, Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita

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…

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

The Italian Mafia in Belgium

By Maarten Anthonissen

Posted on February 20, 2007



Italian Organized Crime is far from dead. Cosa Nostra from Sicily, and the Camorra from Naples have a wide range of influence outside Italy. Both…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

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