At the start of the 1990s, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise noted the domination of the cannabis trade by established organized crime. The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to be…Continue
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Alleged New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa was sentenced to 6 years in prison on Tuesday for possessing nine firearms, including three automatic assault rifles and a silencer. 48-year-old Ragusa was busted in Operation OTremens, a joint investigation which unearthed a partnership between Mafia families…Continue
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Fugitive Roger “Milk” Taylor (photo above) was arrested by authorities this week after spending two years on the run. Taylor was wanted on federal drug charges in Baltimore and is alleged to be a member of Trained to Go, one of the city’s most violent gangs.
28-year-old Taylor had gone on the lam in…Continue
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German crime boss Heinz Bernhard Chapuis had quite the career. He was once viewed as his country's biggest drug boss. But as many if not all in his line of business, his rise was followed by a downfall, so much so that it prompted a judge to emphasize it when he sentenced him to…Continue
“Mr. Deary, am I going to get that life count they’ve been talking about?” - Frank Matthews
July, 2, 1973, a typical hot, muggy day in New York City. Frank Matthews, alleged drug kingpin, is scheduled to appear in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York. He is already facing…Continue
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Longtime Bonanno crime family mobster Anthony “T.G.” Graziano passed away on Friday, his daughter Renee reported. He was 78. Graziano was a powerhouse in the Bonanno family and a trusted…Continue
Sito Miñanco is one of Spain’s most infamous drug bosses, with international contacts from the Medellin cartel to Panamanian dictator Noriega. His exploits were turned into a Netflix tv show while he himself was still actively smuggling thousands of kilos of cocaine.
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Greed can ruin a man. Carlos Montemayor (photo above) left Mexico and came to the United States in search of a better life. He started a trucking company and turned it into a major success. Rather than being satisfied, he decided to partner with the drug lord known as “La Barbie” and head his cocaine…Continue
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A full patch member of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges on Tuesday. 54-year-old Douglas Leedham faces between 5 and 40 years in federal prison after admitting to trafficking…Continue
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Two Colombians and one Belizean were found guilty this week of participating in an international cocaine smuggling conspiracy. The three men tried to smuggle at least 600 kilograms of cocaine, worth approximately $18 million, onboard a vessel that was bound for the United…Continue
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Police in Ireland busted a member of what media call “a veteran crime gang known as The Family” and seized almost €300,000 euros of drugs. A 48-year-old man was arrested on Monday night in Ballyfermot, a suburb of Dublin.
Authorities are withholding the man’s identity, as is custom…Continue
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A Honduran drug boss was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Thursday for leading a drug trafficking organization that smuggled at least thousands of kilos of cocaine into the United States over the last decade.
58-year-old Arnulfo Fagot-Maximo (photo above) led an organization based in the…Continue
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A high-ranking member of the Nine Trey Bloods street gang was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for his involvement in a drug operation and his participation in two shootings. 33-year-old Michael “Bum Jew” Smith had pleaded guilty on November 9, 2015.
Prosecutors say Smith used his…Continue
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Noe Montes-Bobadilla, the former leader of a large-scale Honduran drug trafficking organization, was sentenced to 37 years in prison on Friday for trafficking thousands of kilograms of cocaine bound for the United States.
The 35-year-old was called “a violent leader of one of the largest…Continue
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The recent death of Frederick “Fritz” Graewe (photo above), a feared mob associate in Cleveland, Ohio, shows that it’s possible to live by the sword but not die by the sword. Graewe, 66, seemingly enjoyed a peaceful suburban lifestyle until passing away of natural causes in February. He had been at home…Continue
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Diego Fernando Cardona Lozano, a 43-year-old from Cali, Colombia, was charged on Thursday with conspiracy to commit international money laundering and conspiracy to import cocaine into the…Continue
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As far as powerful Mafia bosses go, Giuseppe Ursino (photo above) is as low-key as they come. So much so that when he was convicted of trafficking cocaine for the ‘Ndrangheta and sentenced to over a decade in prison Thursday, it was the first criminal conviction of his life.
“Pino” Ursino was born…Continue
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Drug boss and Schuele Boys Gang member Aaron “Boogy” Hicks was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. The 34-year-old was convicted of racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. He was also ordered to forfeit $10,400,000 in proceeds from illegal drug trafficking…Continue
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Nine members of a drug ring were arrested on Wednesday and charged with trafficking in heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine through an auto body shop in the Bronx, New York. “These defendants were a network that outwardly offered to fix cars but was really an organization that would supply a fix of heroin or…Continue
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Alleged ‘Ndrangheta boss Gabriele “El Italiano” Biondo made an initial appearance in federal court in Boston on Thursday in connection with a 1,500-kilo cocaine shipment. Biondo is an Italian national who was extradited to the United States from Spain. He is alleged to have been in close contact with…Continue
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