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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…


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…


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


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Profile: Alleged 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. Now, he is one of Britain’s most wanted…


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

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Gangsters Inc. will keep you up to date on the latest news about the Mafia and organized crime from around the globe. Our website features a mixture of news articles, background stories, long reads, profiles, videos, and photos to show you what’s happening in the seedy underworld.

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

New York Gambino mobster hit with extortion rap in Italy

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy and the United States have busted up an international extortion racket run by the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta and the Gambino crime family in New York. Eight people in both countries were arrested today, including Francesco Palmeri, who, authorities claim, is a high-ranking member of the Gambino family.



Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Who's the world's top cocaine producer?

By Clarence Walker

Who rules the cocaine trade? Will Colombian cartels  remain a  major force in the illegal drug trade in South America and Central America--the primary producing countries of cocaine? Or has other foreigners monopolized the Colombian drug trade to limit the Colombians ability to control the European and Central America illegal drug…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

The Drug Game: Getting high on cocaine and money

By Clarence Walker  

Cocaine comes from a natural plant grown deep in the jungles of South America. To bear fruit, farmers plant the plant that make cocaine; then the plant is picked and processed for distribution. The shimmering white colored powder cross over transnational borders and eventually find its way around the world where hordes of users…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Buccaneer: The Story of Drug Smuggling Pilot Jack Reed

I’m no God damn rat! I’m a player. I’m a pirate. I’m a hedonist; and one hell of a good smuggler, but I’m no rat!

This is the true story of the events of my life. It involves arriving at the infamous Norman’s Cay in the Bahamas, participating in the island drug smuggling business, and the subsequent consequences that include stunning…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels

The following is an exclusive excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new book Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels. We hope you enjoy it!

By Ron Chepesiuk

The Rumble Begins

The Cali Cartel brought in Jorge Salcedo to oversee its security work.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 15, 2013 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

Pablo Escobar's War on Colombia

Pablo Escobar and his son Juan Pablo in front of the White House in Washington.

By David Amoruso

Posted on February 26, 2010

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Colombia is a country which has seen its home grown drug Cartels become just as powerful as its government. The leaders of these Cartels have amassed…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Greedy bankers of HSBC working with drug cartels

By David Amoruso

Not all men are created equal. And there is a different set of rules for a different class of people. Case in point: Greedy bankers versus blue-collar mobsters.

Colombo associate Pat Truglia stood trial for money laundering last month. Prosecutors alleged Truglia, together with Colombo consigliere Thomas Farese, laundered $40,000…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 13, 2012 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Godmother Griselda Blanco shot to death in Colombia

Griselda Blanco, nicknamed "The Cocaine Godmother", was gunned down by an assassin in Medellin, Colombia, on Monday. The Miami Herald reports that: “According to Colombian press reports, two gunmen on motorcycles pulled up to Blanco as she walked out of a butcher shop in Medellin, her hometown. One man pumped two bullets into her head, according to El…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2012 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

Boss of Evil: Pablo Escobar's Legacy Endures

By Clarence Walker

Pablo Escobar is the world's notorious drug lord. Once glorified as Robin Hood by many who loved him and vilified by the law as a mass murderer and drug dealer, Escobar defined an era like no other gangster on the planet. He ran the cocaine trade in Bogota Colombia like a "Fortune 500" company, bringing in "millions of dollars"…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Guatemalan Drug Boss Linked To Zetas Hit Hard

By David Amoruso

And the war on drugs continues. Yesterday, this website reported about the news of an alliance between the Los Zetas drug cartel and the Mara Salvatrucha gang from Guatemala. Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that Guatemalan drug lord Horst Walter Overdick Mejia has been hit with serious criminal charges, including…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 10, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Viktor Bout Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

By David Amoruso

International arms dealer Viktor Bout was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison for conspiring to sell millions of dollars worth of weapons, including hundreds of surface-to-air missiles and over 20,000 AK-47s to the Colombian FARC.

In addition to his prison term, Judge Scheindlin sentenced Bout to five years of supervised released…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Behind the 'Ndrangheta

A history told from the inside

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

'Ndrangheta is a reality well known within Italian underworld but its extreme secrecy makes it almost impenetrable by police. Thanks to the wiretaps, today probably the best way in order to fight organized crime, we came to learn interesting facts and something about the links between the 'Ndrangheta and other… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 30, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Colombian Traffickers Charged With Using Submarines To Smuggle Drugs

By David Amoruso

Last week, the DEA announced the indictment of 56 Colombian nationals for their involvement in drug trafficking from South America to Central America, Mexico and the United States using aircraft and submarines. The war on drugs is still on. And, apparently, so is the need the drug cartels have for submarines to smuggle… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 11, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

Firepower, Dope and Bloodshed: Mexico Drug Cartels Branch Out to Foreign Continents

Firepower, Dope and Bloodshed: Mexico Drug Cartels Branch Out to Foreign Continents. What's the Real Story Behind This Unbelievable Invasion?

By Clarence Walker, Crime Journalist, Houston Texas.

Editor's Note: Walker previously wrote feature stories about the international drug trade published by Gangsters Inc. To view Walker's previous stories…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

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