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Silk Road: Online Drug Lords and Cyber-whackings

By Niko Vorobyov for Gangsters Inc.

Ross Ulbricht, or Rossman to his pals, was born in 1984 in Austin, Texas, where he smoked plenty of dope before going to study physics at the University of Dallas, then science and engineering at Penn State where he met his on-off girlfriend…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 18, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Cryptocurrency fraudster behind €10 million theft arrested after international police operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A 36-year-old cryptocurrency fraudster was arrested on Wednesday by the British South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), in a joint operation with the Hessen State Police in Germany, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and Europol, on suspicion of fraud, theft and money…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 25, 2019 at 8:59am — 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…


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

Phony businessmen smuggled multi-million-dollar haul of cocaine direct from Colombia on board private jet

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Four men who hired a private jet to smuggle half a ton of cocaine into the United Kingdom from Colombia have been jailed following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation. Following a four-week trial, today a jury found four men guilty of coke smuggling.

49-year-old Martin James Neil and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Dumb gangster going by ‘CocaineKing247’ busted trying to buy hand grenades on the dark web with bitcoins

By David Amoruso

Buying online is never anonymous. No matter what they say or how much you try: They can trace you and find out everything about you. Just ask ‘CocaineKing247,’ a 46-year-old man from Great Britain who used the dark web to order fragmentation grenades from a vendor and import them to the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 15, 2017 at 11:17am — No Comments

Former DEA agent sentenced for charges related to Silk Road investigation


Former Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent Carl M. Force was sentenced to 78 months in prison for extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, which crimes he committed while working as an undercover agent investigating Silk Road, an online marketplace used to facilitate the sale and purchase of illegal drugs and other contraband.

46-year-old Force was a special agent with the DEA for 15 years. He had pleaded guilty to the aforementioned charges on July…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 5:14am — No Comments

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