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Major Albanian-Czech people smuggling network busted


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,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Yakuza mob boss bludgeoned to death outside his home

By David Amoruso

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments

Sicilian businessmen stand up to extortion by Palermo Mafia

By David Amoruso

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Nigerian cocaine traffickers busted in Luxembourg


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.



Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

West Hell gang member sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking crack cocaine


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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta Mafia meeting filmed in Switzerland (video)

By David Amoruso

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

International operation in Italy seizes over 20 tons of cannabis


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

Street Gangs

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Eight men charged federally with participating in Schuylkill County heroin conspiracy


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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Fedora Felon wanted by FBI - $5,000 reward

By David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2015 at 6:59am — No Comments

The Rat who became King: Triad boss Raymond Chow

By David Amoruso

Raymond Chow’s life story is one tailor-made for the cinema. It’s a rags to riches tale containing violence, murder, betrayal, political corruption, and secretive Chinese criminal brotherhoods in San Francisco’s Chinatown. It’s the story of a gangster who ratted on his Triad boss only to go on and become the leader of the underworld…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Organized Crime in North America

United States

New York:

La Cosa Nostra:…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Gotti family takes film director on Mafia tour through city

By David Amoruso

The life of John Gotti, America’s most famous mob boss since Al Capone, will hit the big screen and his family is making sure it will be done right. Gotti’s wife and son are giving actor John Travolta and director Kevin Connolly full access to what was once the Teflon Don’s inner sanctum.

There is no shortage of stories…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Crime Beat: 2Pac, Whitey Bulger, LCN & much more

Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for October 1, 2015, through November 26, 2015. Topics covered include rapper Tupac "2Pac" Shakur, Whitey Bulger, the Billion Dollar Spy, La Cosa Nostra, marijuana legalization, and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • October 1 - John Alite, the subject of Gotti’s Rules:…

Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2015 at 1:29pm — No Comments

With Broome Street Boys director brings back gritty mob flick

By David Amoruso

The gangster movie genre owes a lot to Italian-American directors like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppolla. Soon we can add Matteo Ribaudo to that list. His words. Shoot for the moon and you might just hit a star. That’s his motto. With his new film Broome Street Boys this fresh director plans to make his mark and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Crime Beat: Panel discusses state of the American Mafia

By David Amoruso

Crime experts Christian Cipollini, Alex Hortis, and David Amoruso of Gangsters Inc. will take part in a panel discussion on the topic: “Is the American Mafia finished?” this coming Thursday evening 8pm EST, September 10th.

The …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 5, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

How bank robber “Machine Gun” Kelly got his nickname

By Barbara Casey

In the early 1930s banks in the United States were terrorized by a bunch of high profile armed robbers who roamed the mid-west. One of these notorious men was Tennessee, Mississippi-born “Machine Gun” Kelly. Starting out as a bootlegger, he switched careers after a stint in prison and became a fulltime bank robber feared throughout the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Crime Beat: Is the American Mafia finished? Tune in!

Crime Beat Radio is back! Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for July 23, 2015, through September 24, 2015. Guests include Gerald Posner, David Amoruso, Tony Destefano, Todd Cimino, Steve Jackson, Anthony Amore and Chris Cipollini.

Here is the lineup:

  • July 23 – Todd Cimino, screenwriter, and Greer…

Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Gangster Alpo From Spanish Harlem

By Seth Ferranti

On the back of the bike with Alpo/doin’ a back down one-two-three/hopin’ to stay alive/favorite spot, Rooftop”- LL Cool J

Alberto “Alpo” Martinez (photo above) was from East Rivers projects in Spanish Harlem, better known as the Eastside. “Alpo’s building was on 105th and First Avenue,” the Spanish Harlem hustler…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 2, 2015 at 2:15am — No Comments

The Blackfriars Massacre

By Thom L. Jones

Boston, Massachusetts, has long had a reputation as a corrupt and base city. Not so much a Mob town as a Mob's town. It has been plagued by criminal gangs over the years-The Winter Hill, the McLaughlins, the Mullens, the Barbozas, Roxbury, Killeens, the Gustings and the Campbells, and of course, its own little Mafia cartel, which controlled The North…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2015 at 4:52am — No Comments

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