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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Cocaine' (110)

FBI sting operation snares Turkish-Canadian drug boss – Tried smuggling 100 kilos of cocaine to Canada

By David Amoruso

The United States may be one of the biggest consumer markets for drugs of any kind, but at the same time there is no country on earth that enforces its anti-drug laws as rigorously. Smugglers, traffickers and kingpins the world over have taken note and fear ending up in a U.S. prison. Still, sometimes the lure of untold…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2017 at 9:15am — No Comments

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 26, 2017 at 1:46am — 2 Comments

New York cocaine trafficker with links to Italian ‘Ndrangheta who used Queens restaurant as front gets 18 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gregorio Gigliotti was sentenced to 18 years behind bars on Tuesday for narcotics trafficking and firearm offenses. The 61-year-old man used his family’s Queens-based Italian restaurant as a front for importing 55 kilos of cocaine from Costa Rica hidden among produce. Gigliotti’s operation was allegedly linked to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2017 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Italian police bust drug trafficking Camorra clan and retrieve stolen Van Gogh paintings worth $100 million

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy scored a nice bonus this week when they busted a Neapolitan Camorra clan and recovered two stolen paintings from Vincent van Gogh worth $100 million in the process. The paintings of the Dutch master had been stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and were missing ever since. Beside the painting, authorities seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sacramento drug boss “Puck” Washington gets 34 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Sacramento drug boss Israel “Puck” Washington was sentenced Thursday to 34 years in prison for trafficking heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, and methamphetamine. 43-year-old Washington used various businesses as a front to conceal and disguise his extensive drug trafficking and operated a large crew of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2017 at 4:56pm — 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

Colombian AUC Paramilitary leader gets over 15 years for international drug trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Hernan Giraldo Serna, a senior paramilitary leader and one of Colombia’s most notorious drug traffickers, was sentenced on Friday to serve over 15 years - 198 months to be exact - in prison for his role leading an international drug trafficking conspiracy responsible for the importation of ton-quantities of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2017 at 2:39am — 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

American pilot for Juarez drug cartel gets 14 years in prison

By David Amoruso

Anthony Harrison Bell used to be free as a bird. Or, as they call a bird in Spanish, free as a “pajaro.” So free in fact that he used his skills as a pilot to smuggle cocaine and marijuana for the drug cartel led by Jose Paz Garcia. But it didn’t last, the bird has been caged, sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 6, 2017 at 8:45am — No Comments

Profile: Rockford’s Black Gangster Disciples boss Karl Fort

By David Amoruso

A very big name on the streets of Rockford is coming home early. Matter of fact, few people expected Karl “Shortdog” Fort, leader of Rockford’s Black Gangster Disciples, to ever come home again at all, as he was sentenced to life in prison on drug charges in 1994. But Fort successfully petitioned the government for a sentence…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 16, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Eastern European sailors get 25-year sentences for smuggling $10 million of cocaine aboard “ghost ship”

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two Eastern European sailors were sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday for smuggling $10 million worth of cocaine on their boat. 42-year-old Igor Polshyn from Yalta, Ukraine, and 52-year-old Oleskii Tsurkan from Moscow,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 14, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

El Paso drug boss sentenced to 12 Years in prison for trafficking cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader of a drug trafficking organization that smuggled cocaine from Mexico into the United States was sentenced to 12 years in prison today. 57-year-old Raul Chavez headed an operation that smuggled cocaine from Mexico…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 11, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Largest ever cocaine bust in Australia’s history – Ex-rugby player, Bondi entrepreneur, fishermen arrested

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Australian police wrapped up a very successful operation aimed at taking down a multi-million-dollar cocaine ring on Christmas Day, arresting fifteen men, and seizing over 1,100 kilograms of cocaine in Australia…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — 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

Montreal mobster Raynald Desjardins gets 14 years for murder of ex-Bonanno boss Salvatore Montagna

By David Amoruso

Longtime Montreal Mafia member Raynald Desjardins was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in the assassination of former Bonanno…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 20, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

South America is quickly becoming a deadly destination for enterprising gangsters from the Netherlands

By Milko

Dutch gangsters going to South America for some illegal business face a high risk of ending up murdered. In just two years, four men were killed, while another survived getting shot in the head in Panama. All of them were deeply involved in the Netherlands’ underworld.

One week ago, on December 11, 23-year-old Mitchell…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 19, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

London crime boss Patrick Adams gets 9 years for shooting man in the chest after suspecting he was a snitch

By Gangsters Inc. Editors - posted November 29 / updated December 3

Patrick Adams, a leading figure of the Clerkenwell crime syndicate in London, admitted shooting a suspected informant in the chest. The 60-year-old gangster pleaded guilty Wednesday to “causing grievous bodily harm with intent,” the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments

South L.A. Crips gangster cops to federal racketeering charges, admits armed robberies and drug dealing

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Call him a one-man crime wave. 35-year-old Akia Pete, known on the streets of Los Angeles as Studda Box, pleaded guilty on Friday to scores of crimes that could land him a 60-year prison sentence. A longtime member of the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips, Pete admitted to trafficking in narcotics and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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