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Death Penalty for Drug Lords: Is lethal injection the solution to the War on Drugs?

By David Amoruso

The War on Drugs is a complex ordeal with a far-reaching and profound impact on society. While citizens buckle under the weight of drug crimes and addiction, politicians hijacked the theme to project a tough-on-crime image to the public while doing little to solve the problems.

Last week,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2018 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

The Italian Mafia, Irish gangs, Chinese Tongs, bootleggers, gamblers, thieves and killers: Welcome to Gangland Boston

By David Amoruso

In her latest book Gangland Boston: A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime, Boston Globe reporter Emily Sweeney details over a century of heists and killings involving the Italian Mafia, the Irish Mob, Chinatown…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 20, 2018 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Spanish money laundering network fronting as kebab meat supplier busted by police

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil busted a criminal enterprise operating in Spain and Germany this week, which used a network of food establishments, including kebab meat suppliers, to conceal their activities and launder €36 million of its ill-gotten gains.

Five individuals were arrested, while…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 10, 2018 at 3:47am — No Comments

British secret agents have a license to commit crime

By David Amoruso

After all these decades, James Bond’s license to kill still sounds pretty cool. Though 007 is far removed from the real-life spies working at MI5, they do have a similar license that gives them a pass to commit crime in the United Kingdom, Theresa May, the country’s prime minister revealed in a text on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2018 at 9:56am — No Comments

Alleged Montreal Mafia bosses acquitted after police illegally wiretapped offices of their lawyer

By David Amoruso

A major blunder is what it is. Canadian police bungled their case against two alleged Montreal Mafia bosses by illegally wiretapping the pair’s lawyer’s offices. After a Quebec Superior Court Judge excluded the wiretap evidence, Leonardo Rizzuto and Stefano Sollecito were acquitted of charges of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2018 at 3:43pm — No Comments

“Sometimes the most obvious is the best way” – The Kansas City Mob and the skimming of Las Vegas casinos

By Gary Jenkins

“I remember one night in Circus Circus, we had an obligation to meet, course I was young and had some balls, I guess,” Carl Thomas says. “There was two guys from the state outside, Bybee was one of them, and I was in there on my fuckin' back, snatching that money, and they weren't as far from me as that…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2018 at 7:49am — 3 Comments

Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss “Shrimp Boy” Chow off to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow were given prison sentences ranging from 1 to 7 years on Monday for their respective roles…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

“We’ve been ruling here for 40 years!” – 2 mayors arrested, €50M worth of assets seized in ‘Ndrangheta bust

By David Amoruso

The power of the ‘Ndrangheta, Calabria’s Mafia, seems to have no limits. Authorities in Italy have arrested around 170 people, including two mayors, in Italy and Germany in a largescale operation aimed at the Farao-Marincola ‘Ndrangheta clan. Assets worth over €50 million euros were also seized. “We have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2018 at 11:32am — No Comments

Japan’s banks can reject loans to Yakuza gangsters

By David Amoruso

Yakuza mobsters looking for money need to find a loan shark with good rates, because Japanese banks will reject many of them when they apply for loans. As of yesterday, the Japanese Bankers Association stated that its branches will be able to screen individual loan seekers using the National Police Agency’s database of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2018 at 5:32am — No Comments

Mr. Undercover details life of Ron Fino, son of Mafia capo who became an international undercover operative

By David Amoruso

Ronald Fino’s life sounds like a mix of The Godfather and James Bond. As the son of a Mafia capo, Fino ultimately decided the mob was not for him. Instead, he became an undercover operative for the FBI and CIA, traveling the world and cleaning up crime and corruption wherever he went. His…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Man receives violent beating over outstanding gambling debt

By David Amoruso

If you place a bet with organized crime, you better pay up if you lose. Otherwise, you might get hurt. As is evidenced by the video below, which York Regional Police say shows a beating over an outstanding debt in an illegal Richmond Hill gaming den.

A big, muscular man with bald, shaved head can be…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Chinese woman laundered £1.8 million in drugs money for Albanian organized crime group in just two weeks

By David Amoruso

The biggest problem with ill-gotten gains is how to turn them into squeaky clean gotten gains. Because criminal money remains vulnerable to being confiscated by authorities, whereas money laundered clean has no way whatsoever of ever being touched by law enforcement as the recent Panama Papers leak has showed.

Of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Rise in sports corruption as Mafia groups step up involvement - Meeting at Europol about combating these crimes

By David Amoruso

Organized crime syndicates are increasingly getting involved in sports corruption. Fixing a match means a guaranteed lucrative payout by betting on the correct outcome. Criminals operating in this multi-billion-dollar field use different modi operandi and adopt very complex structures, therefore the only successful…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2017 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia boss Toto Riina dead at 87

By David Amoruso

He was the boss of bosses of Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia. As leader of the infamous Corleonesi, Salvatore "Toto" Riina ordered the death of hundreds, including the high-profile assassinations of anti-mafia magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. Now he is dead himself, at age 87, of natural causes.

Riina had turned 87 on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

VIDEO: BBC’s McMafia takes viewers into Russian mob and around the world of organized crime

By David Amoruso

Follow the money, seasoned investigators will tell you. You’ll never know where it will take you. In the new BBC crime series McMafia the money takes us around the world – from money launderers in Dubai, cyber criminals in India, black marketeers in Zagreb, and …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

VIDEO: Mafia link to $500 million art heist discussed in new episode of Mob Talk

By David Amoruso

It was one of the biggest art heists in the world, the largest one in the United States. $500 million worth of paintings were stolen from Boston’s Gardner Art Museum. Investigators soon found that the theft had the Mafia’s fingerprints on it.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 8, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

How organized crime continues to dominate the prostitution business, despite legalization efforts

By David Amoruso

Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the world. It’s also one of the dirtiest, with misery accompanying the victims as they sell their bodies for cash. This leaves authorities with a problem: How to deal with the business and its criminal ties? Solutions abound, but organized crime remains close by.

To…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 18, 2017 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Crime group used corrupt banking insider to launder £16 million

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five men have admitted being part of a network responsible for laundering at least £16 million pounds stolen by international cyber criminals, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency. Four pleaded guilty in June, while the fifth pleaded guilty yesterday.

Iurie Mereacre, a 37-year-old …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

DEA’s Traveling Exhibit “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” explores narcoterrorism, drug cartels, addiction

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

DEA’s traveling exhibit “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” will explore the science behind drug addiction, drug cartels, narcoterrorism, and the myriad of costs of illegal drugs – to individuals, local communities, American society as a whole, and the world. It opens in Cedar Park, Texas at the Texas Museum of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments

Profile: La Familia Michoacán Cartel leader Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Drug boss Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina pleaded guilty on Monday to narcotics distribution and money laundering in connection with his leadership role in the La Familia Michoacán Mexican drug cartel, the DEA announced.

Rueda-Medina built his career in La Familia Michoacán, a Mexican drug cartel and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments

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