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The Untouchables: How Britain’s top gangsters got rich off armed robberies and smuggling tons of drugs

By Peter Walsh

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 The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to be…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments

New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa sentenced to 6 years in prison on gun charges

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Baltimore gangster arrested by FBI in Dominican Republic after spending two years on the lam

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 5, 2019 at 12:40pm — No Comments

“Chappi” and the Medellin Cartel: Profile of German crime boss Heinz Bernhard Chapuis

By Milko

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 4, 2019 at 6:53am — 1 Comment

Jumping Bail: How legendary drug kingpin Frank “Black Caesar” Matthews disappeared forever

By Ron Chepesiuk

“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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2019 at 9:06am — No Comments

Former Bonanno Mafia family consigliere Anthony Graziano dead at 78, his “Mob Wives” daughter reports

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2019 at 4:25am — 2 Comments

Profile of Spanish drug boss Sito Miñanco, who can’t stop smuggling tons of cocaine despite his fame

By David Amoruso

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.

José Ramón…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2019 at 1:19pm — No Comments

American Greed: How drug lord La Barbie’s father-in-law headed his U.S. cocaine transportation hub

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2019 at 5:58am — No Comments

Rhode Island Hells Angel admits drug and gun charges, faces 5 to 40 year prison sentence

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2019 at 7:12am — No Comments

Ship crew tried smuggling 600 kilos of cocaine along Honduras Rise route into the United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2019 at 2:42am — No Comments

In the Irish city of Dublin, a crew known as “The Family” is flooding the streets with heroin and cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 16, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Honduran drug lord who smuggled Colombian coke via submarine and go fast boat sentenced to 33 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 11, 2019 at 4:09am — No Comments

Ruthless Long Island Bloods gang leader off to prison for 20 years for drug operation and multiple shootings

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Violent leader of large-scale Honduran drug cartel “Los Montes” sentenced to 37 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2019 at 1:56am — No Comments

Trafficking drugs and dismembering bodies with the Graewe brothers, associates of the Cleveland Mafia

By Robert Sberna

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2019 at 2:55pm — No Comments

“El Doctor” from Cali, Colombia charged with international money laundering and cocaine trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2019 at 12:40pm — No Comments

“The Mafia defines who he is” – Profile of Toronto ‘Ndrangheta boss Giuseppe “Pino” Ursino

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2019 at 6:23am — No Comments

Buffalo Schuele Boys Gang drug boss sentenced to 30 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2019 at 3:16am — No Comments

Bronx auto body shops fixed cars and users’ lust for heroin, fentanyl and cocaine

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2019 at 2:47am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta boss faces U.S. charges in connection to seizure of over 1,500 kilos of cocaine bound for Europe

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

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