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The Cali Cartel: The takedown of history’s biggest drug Mafia

By Ron Chepesiuk

On September 26, 2006, American justice was finally served in a Miami court when two gangsters, Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, and his brother Miguel, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges. The plea, which came after months of intense negotiations with several U.S. agencies, marked the end of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 6, 2017 at 10:18am — 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

Drug Cartels

By David Amoruso



Besides financial fraud, trafficking in narcotics is still the crime that pays the most. Groups and individuals from across the world have experienced the huge and seemingly easy profit drugs bring. Be it cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, or weed: it all translates to money. And lots of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 30, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Major international drug transporter who used submarines, planes to move tons of cocaine extradited from Colombia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Colombian narcotics trafficker Gustavo Bermudez-Vanegas has been brought into the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday where he was arraigned on an international cocaine distribution conspiracy charge. The 57-year-old drug lord was arrested in Colombia on a provisional arrest warrant issued from…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

“Cocaine Cowboy” Mickey Munday charged in $1.6M car theft ring

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former drug smuggler who stepped into the limelight when he starred in the hugely successful 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys, has gotten in trouble with the law yet again. 71-year-old Michael “Mickey” Munday was charged yesterday alongside seven others in a car fraud ring that made $1.6 million between 2008 and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2017 at 3:23pm — 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

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

Guatemala extradites its top drug lord to US – Marlon Monroy was El Chapo henchman and Sinaloa cartel affiliate

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Guatemala’s most powerful cartel boss Marlon Monroy was extradited to the United States on Wednesday, he faces drug trafficking charges in Florida. Monroy, a former military officer, was arrested on April 30 while relaxing at his luxurious mansion in the tourist city Antigua Guatemala.

Nicknamed “El…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2016 at 10:04am — No Comments

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Son of Pablo Escobar talks about his notorious father

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Pablo Escobar’s name continues to send chills down spines in cities around the world. The horrendous crimes he committed during his reign as the world’s most powerful drug lord are well documented and the subject of countless books and movies, namely the popular Netflix series…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pablo Escobar returns in 'even better' season 2 of Narcos

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Pablo Escobar makes his triumphant return Friday, September 2, in the second season of Narcos on Netflix, but just as the iconic drug lord makes his comeback, it is clear he will also bid us farewell. We saw him rise and nearly fall in the first season of the critically acclaimed television series. This season, we will…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 26, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Colombian drug kingpin gets 35 years in prison for massive cocaine conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

“The man Colombian authorities have called ‘The last of the great kingpins,’ now stands convicted and sentenced in an American court of law,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told the press. Daniel Barrera Barrera, also known as “Loco Barrera,” a Colombian national, was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Colombian commandos capture drug lord after shootout

By David Amoruso

The hunt continues. Despite more and more reports showing the war on drugs has been lost, brave men and women continue the fight against those behind the production and distribution of illegal narcotics.

As this spectacular video footage taken by Colombian jungle commandos shows, it is a dangerous …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2016 at 2:33am — No Comments

FIFA match agent pleads guilty to corruption charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Miguel Trujillo, a FIFA match agent and soccer consultant, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn yesterday to one count of money laundering conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy in connection with his participation in multiple schemes to bribe soccer officials. He also pleaded guilty to one count of filing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2016 at 1:55am — No Comments

Italian police continue crackdown on Camorra in Naples

By David Amoruso

Police in Naples are dealing blow after blow to the region’s Camorra clans. Last week they arrested boss Domenico Ferrara (photo above) and several of his lieutenants, while today, Carabinieri arrested 21 people and seized 35 kilograms of cocaine and 2 kilos of hashish. Police said the cocaine would have netted €2 million euros if…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Italian police raid Camorra Mafia-run coke lab near Naples

By David Amoruso

Italian police raided a cocaine refining laboratory in a town south of Naples today, arresting five people including two members of the Camorra and three Colombian nationals. They found 7 kilos of cocaine paste and 20 liters of a coke-based…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments

BBC’s McMafia tells story of £1 billion Russian gang war

By David Amoruso

Move over HBO and The Sopranos, there’s gonna be a new tough guy in TV land. And this one’s coming from the United Kingdom where the BBC has announced it will produce a new series based on the true crime book McMafia.

Just like Misha Glenny’s best-selling book of the same…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 8:08am — No Comments

Top 5 drug lords killed while on the run

By David Amoruso

It was a slap in the face of all those who thought of themselves as powerful and in control. When Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman entered a tunnel dug beneath the shower in his prison cell and escaped from a maximum security prison near Mexico City he embarrassed a lot of people. It got even worse when unverified Twitter accounts…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Profile: British drug boss Anthony Dennis

By David Amoruso

For decades, British criminals have taken advantage of the fact they were citizens of an island nation. Whenever the law came to close they skipped across the pond to Europe, preferably sunny Spain. When Anthony Dennis was accused of importing copious amounts of drugs he did the same. Authorities, however, wised up, and when they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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