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Using dark web, man became “armorer” for British organized crime groups

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Hiding behind the online alias “cheeko412,” 29-year old Umair Khan (above) supplied guns and ammunition to organized crime groups across the United Kingdom. His shady web surfing now lands him in prison as he has been jailed for 22 years.

Khan used his online identity to buy explosives, ammunition and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 11:33am — No Comments

Crime group used corrupt banking insider to launder £16 million

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five men have admitted being part of a network responsible for laundering at least £16 million pounds stolen by international cyber criminals, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency. Four pleaded guilty in June, while the fifth pleaded guilty yesterday.

Iurie Mereacre, a 37-year-old …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

British authorities on the hunt for imprisoned drug boss Clifton Rochester’s multi-million-dollar fortune

By David Amoruso

If you want to hurt a gangster, go after his money. That’s what British authorities are doing to any criminal who’s made a fortune from illicit activities. The latest to come under scrutiny is 47-year-old drug boss Clifton Rochester.

Rochester was jailed for 14 years in 2005 for heading a drugs operation estimated…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 16, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

Gang that conspired to smuggle £10M worth’ of heroin from Pakistan to England get lengthy prison sentences

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight heroin traffickers from Birmingham in the United Kingdom were jailed for a combined 139 years yesterday following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation. The group conspired to import heroin worth up to £10 million…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2017 at 5:10am — No Comments

Profile: British drug boss Patrick “Badger” Maloney

By David Amoruso

It’s always nice to see the older generation pass on its wisdom to the youngsters out there. Except when that wisdom pertains to trafficking drugs. Yet that’s exactly what 62-year-old Patrick Maloney did, running a crew of young dealers that bragged to clients they could deliver drugs anywhere “within 30 minutes of central London and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments

Corrupt couriers smuggled half a ton of cannabis

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Meet your friendly neighborhood delivery men! Two British delivery drivers ran - what seemed to be - a pretty ingenious operation smuggling hundreds of kilos of cannabis. Ingenious or not: 43-year-old Andrae Davis (photo above, left corner) and 42-year-old Vincent Simpson (right top corner) were each sentenced to two years and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 7, 2017 at 2:00am — 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

Albanian organized crime pair jailed after they were caught with 1 kilogram brick of cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Albanian drug traffickers Artan Markaj (23) and Marsela Kreka (30) were sentenced to 6 years 9 months and 8 years respectively on Monday. They were jailed as the result of a National Crime Agency investigation in which 5.5 kilogram of high-purity cocaine was taken off the streets.

Officers caught the duo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

British armed robber goes back to jail for importing guns and ammo from United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A convicted armed robber has been sent back to prison after being found guilty of importing two firearms and fifty rounds of 9mm ammunition from the United States. 45-year-old Jason Nicholas was sentenced to 12 years behind bars on June 23.

Police got on his trail in February 2015, after Border Force…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

British fugitive wanted in drug probe swims to Gibraltar to give himself up to police after being featured on Crimewatch

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A fugitive wanted in connection to a drug trafficking investigation handed himself in to Gibraltar police dripping wet and salty from the sea water he just swam in to reach the island. Jason Waterman turned himself in on Monday evening after learning of a National Crime Agency (NCA) Crimewatch appeal for help to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

International money launderers who used London hotel room as office sentenced to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Four people who used a North London hotel room to conduct their money laundering activities were imprisoned this week for nearly 12 years. The professional operation saw almost £1 million pounds switch hands on the day British police made arrests.

“Money laundering props up organized crime. It helps…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 6:15am — No Comments

Fugitive British drug boss Nicholas Strange brought back from Ibiza and sentenced to 10 years behind bars

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

British drug boss Nicholas Strange was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to smuggling drugs and money laundering. His group smuggled high purity cocaine and cash between Ibiza and Wales and supplied several other gangs in the United Kingdom.

34-year-old Strange lived on …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2017 at 4:09am — 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

Profile: Liverpool drug boss Lee Jamieson

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Lee Jamieson’s Liverpool organization supplied drug users in Cumbria, up in the north of England, with cocaine and marijuana. At age 30, he ran what…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Boat skipper convicted of smuggling £84 million cocaine cargo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If he had made it through, it would’ve been the score of a lifetime - both for him and the organization he was working for. Instead, Yesterday, 68-year-old Michael McDermott (photo above), a boat skipper from Ireland, was convicted of trying to smuggle 939 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated £84 million pounds…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments

Profile: Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj

By David Amoruso

Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj was on a roll. Still only in his early 30s, he ran one of the hottest phone lines in the United Kingdom. Almost 100,000 calls were made to his London call center by people who, well, they wanted to buy cocaine. And…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

Fugitive British cocaine smuggler gets 13 years

By David Amoruso

David McDermott seemed to have it all figured out. He’d smuggle cocaine to get rich and when cops were on to him he fled to Ghana where he married the daughter of a high-ranking government official and continued living in luxury. But British law enforcement has a long reach and got the fugitive drug smuggler back to the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2016 at 5:31am — No Comments

Fugitive Liverpool drug boss Robert Gerrard turns himself in

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Alleged Liverpool drug boss Robert Gerrard (photo above) turned himself in to authorities yesterday after spending three years on the run. The 53-year-old gangster said the pressure of being a wanted man had become too much.

Gerrard had made arrangements via his lawyer to meet with officers of the National…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 27, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

Exclusive: ‘The Art of Smuggling’ by Britain’s first drug baron

By Francis Morland, Jo Boothby

Little has been written about the early history of the modern cannabis trade. Its pioneers are shrouded mystery, yet they laid the foundation for what became the biggest illicit business in the world. Francis Morland was probably the first British-born “drug baron” of the 1960s, an acclaimed sculptor from a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments

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

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