Italian police arrested several high-ranking members of the Camorra yesterday. In separate raids spread out across Italy, agents busted fugitive boss Alessandro Giannelli, who is held responsible for a drug war that is raging through Naples, and the financial arm of the Moccia clan.
Giannelli’s (above, right) arrest comes at a…Continue
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Crime Beat Radio is back! CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for February 18, 2016, through April 14, 2016. Topics covered include Death Row Records, the Asian Mafia, prison reform, O.J. Simpson, the White Devil, African Americans in Jim Crow America,…Continue
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The mob and drinking have been inextricably linked since the Volstead Act in 1919. Prohibition gave organized crime the revenue stream it needed to gain a foothold in big cities and small towns across America. But even after Prohibition ended, mobsters were active in the liquor industry, from distributorships to control of State Beverage Commissions.…Continue
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When it comes to organized crime, Gangsters Inc. prefers to get its information straight from the main source. Interviewing gangsters, Mafiosi, cops, FBI agents, journalists, and writers is the way to get to the bottom of the seedy underworld. Especially one on one.
Here are a few of our interviews:…Continue
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Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the 56-year-old crime boss who ruled San Francisco’s Chinatown, was found guilty of murder, racketeering, and conspiracy to murder yesterday. He faces life in prison when he is sentenced on March 23. Chow was among 29 people, including a former California state senator, busted in an undercover…Continue
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The leader of the Dirty Block street gang which controlled the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for drug conspiracy and weapons charges.Continue
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A member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) prison gang pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to charges of conspiracy to conduct a racketeering enterprise, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and two charges of violence committed in aid of racketeering.
Ronnie Dean Haskins (photo above,) aka Dirty Red, 43, of Oklahoma, pleaded guilty and acknowledged his…Continue
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Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…Continue
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Nearly 900 arrests and 7.7 tons of drugs seized: these are only a few of the final results from Operation Blue Amber, a series of international actions in 2015 led by EU Member States and supported by Europol.
Operation Blue Amber brought law enforcement officers from 28 EU Member States, 31 non-EU countries and other international partners together to disrupt organized crime groups and…Continue
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It’s official: The new Gotti movie Shadow of My Father will begin filming in March of 2016. Director Kevin Connolly shared a photo of the script on social media and the official Twitter page of the film posted the release date along with it.
Shadow of My Father is based on …Continue
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Law enforcement authorities from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom, supported by Europol, took action early today against a Europe-wide organized crime group composed primarily of Czech and Albanian nationals.
Members of the group are suspected of money laundering and smuggling mainly Albanian nationals into the European Union in breach of immigration law. Eight members have been arrested.
The group, operating since late 2013,…Continue
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Japan’s Yakuza gang war is heating up. Tatsuyuki Hishida (photo above), leader of Aioh Kai, an affiliate of the Yamaguchi-gumi, was bludgeoned to death on Sunday afternoon, Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported yesterday. The 59-year-old…Continue
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Palermo businessmen have had enough. For years they’ve been extorted by local Mafia clans who came to collect the “pizzo,” but today, ANSA reports, 36 of them made a firm statement by helping police bust 22 Mafiosi who were terrorizing their shops and lives.
Thanks to the businessmen police were able to identify and…Continue
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A Nigerian organized crime network in large-scale cocaine trafficking was dismantled by authorities in Luxembourg, Europol announced today. Nineteen individuals have been detained. The group is accused of selling and distributing cocaine from Belgium to Luxembourg.
The coordinated law enforcement operation was led by Luxembourg's Grand Ducal Police and supported by Luxembourg Customs and Europol.
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Gregory “Quanny” Thomas, a member of the West Hell street gang in New Haven, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking crack cocaine Thursday. He had sold the drugs directly to undercover police.
This sentence is the result of a year-long joint law enforcement investigation headed by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force into narcotics trafficking by members and associates of…Continue
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A large table with men seated around it in silence. One man does all the talking. “You can work in everything - extortion, cocaine, heroin,” he says. That man is mob boss Antonio Nesci, and every word he utters is captured on video giving it the feel of a Hollywood movie. Only this is real life. Swiss police just caught a meeting of the…Continue
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An international operation led by Italy and closely supported by France, Spain and Europol, resulted in the discovery and seizure of over 20 tons of cannabis resin yesterday. The drugs - with an estimated street value of €200 million - were hidden in the deck of a merchant vessel called Jupiter, flying the flag of the Cook Islands.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments
As researchers we find there is a distinct difference between organized crime and street gangs. One is structured, sophisticated, efficient, calculated. The other is poorly structured, unrefined, unefficient, brash. However, many organized crime groups and most of its members start out as/in street gangs. It's where they learn their trade.
That is why Gangsters Inc. has set up this section where we will focus on street and prison gangs and lower level gangsters who might one day pop…Continue
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Eight men were indicted yesterday for participating in an interstate heroin trafficking conspiracy based in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced.
The indictment alleges the eight men conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin between July 2012 and the present.
Prosecutors allege that as part of the conspiracy, the defendants and their…Continue
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Are you one of those people who nags about how people used to dress up? How people used to take care of their appearance? Like they do in Mad Men? How men like John Dillinger robbed banks in trendy suits and overcoats? Well, you’re in luck with this recent photo release by the FBI.
The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help to track down the bank robber…Continue
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