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Top Dog: Colombian drug cartel places price on head of police dog

By David Amoruso

One of Colombia’s most powerful drug cartels had enough of losing cocaine shipments and placed a $70,000-dollar price on the head of their main nemesis: a police dog. The German shepherd named Sombra, which translates as Shadow, has had so much success in sniffing out the cartel’s product that she has…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments

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

Organization used insiders at London’s Heathrow airport to smuggle over £16 million worth of drugs

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A crime group that used corrupt baggage handlers to smuggle at least £16 million worth of drugs through London’s Heathrow Airport has been sentenced this week to a total of over 139 years in prison.

The drug pipeline was set up by four men: 30-year-old Damion Goodhall, 31-year-old Wilfred…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ndrangheta mob boss Rocco Morabito captured in Uruguay – Was a most wanted fugitive for 23 years

By David Amoruso

You can run, but not forever. After spending 23 years as a most wanted fugitive Rocco Morabito was arrested at a hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Sunday. The 50-year-old Calabrian Mafia boss had been living in a luxurious…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2017 at 3:47pm — 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

“Biggest heist of century” shocks Paraguay as robbers use grenades to steal $40M, kill one cop in shootout

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It has been dubbed “the biggest heist of the century” by authorities and if you’re thinking they are exaggerating, think again. A group of around 50 armed men rode into the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este Monday morning to wreak havoc and make off with an estimated $40 million dollars.

The crew split up…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Profile: Greek crime boss Alexandros Angelopoulos

By Milko

Alexandros Angelopoulos (photo above) was born in 1965 in Nea Pori, Greece. By the late 1980s, he was involved in smuggling cigarettes. He then switched to smuggling cocaine from South America to Europe using a network of traffickers spread throughout Europe in Greece, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands.

Going by the nickname “Fat Man,”…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2017 at 9:01am — No Comments

The deadly criminal conspiracy behind the Rio 2016 Olympics

By David Amoruso

Poverty, crime, violence, corruption, and environmental pollution dangerous to public health. Yeah, it’s pretty clear why the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose to host the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Just in case it wasn’t, Gangsters Inc. decided to shine a light on all the dead bodies and bloody millions dumped…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mafia traitor Tommaso Buscetta’s life story to hit big screen

By David Amoruso

Tommaso Buscetta was the first boss of the Sicilian Mafia to break omerta and tell authorities (almost) all he knew about the secretive criminal brotherhood. Now, Italian filmmakers will produce a big-budget film to tell the story of his life and how he became The Traitor.

That, by the way, is also the movie’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Profile: Camorra boss Pasquale Scotti

By David Amoruso

Francisco de Castro Visconti seemed like the perfect example of an upstanding hardworking citizen. A resident of the tropical city of Recife on the north-eastern coast of Brazil, he ran a nightclub and food import business and was happily married with two beautiful kids.

Yet, he never really existed. Francisco de Castro Visconti was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Mancuso ‘Ndrangheta Clan's war against itself

By David Amoruso

‘Ndrangheta boss Pantaleone Mancuso was arrested last month as he tried to cross the Argentinian border into Brazil. He is wanted in Italy for Mafia association and two attempted murders and had been on the run since April. Mancuso heads the ‘Ndrangheta’s financially most powerful clan that has connections to drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Triad gangster accused of running gambling empire

By David Amoruso

UPDATE: Paul Phua denies being 14K Triad boss, also denies other allegations

50-year-old Wei Seng Phua was known as a high roller around the world. The Malaysian played poker at the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Brazilian Drug Lord Eduardo Herculano da Silva

By David Amoruso

With the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics coming to Brazil in the very near future, the South American country is extremely busy ridding its crowded streets from the criminal elements that rule them. On Wednesday, police arrested drug boss Eduardo Herculano da Silva after a fierce gun battle in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. His rise and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 3, 2014 at 5:10am — No Comments

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