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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

San Diego-based drug trafficking cell busted

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five alleged members of a San Diego-based drug trafficking cell were arrested Wednesday and hit with various drug charges. Among the group is 41-year-old Jaime Ivan Mendez-Maciel, the cell’s leader, who operated a series of drug stash houses in San Diego and coordinated the importation and distribution of hundreds of pounds of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Two reckless drug smugglers caught with over 140 kilograms of heroin and cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Agents busted two California men in Essex County, New Jersey with more than 140 kilograms of narcotics in their possession. 33-year-old Abraham Castro, of San Diego, California, and 42-year-old Hector Leonel Lucas-Ramos, of National City, California, are charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 30, 2017 at 2:32am — No Comments

Boss of international drug syndicate known as the Sultan arrested following joint investigation by DEA, agencies

By David Amoruso

It’s a drug case that has all the ingredients of a James Bond movie. An alleged international drug lord known as the Sultan was arrested at his London home on Friday, following investigations by the National Crime Agency and US Drug Enforcement Administration (…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 26, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Member of Ibarra-Torres drug organization sentenced to 27 months in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Rene Cruz-Vargas, a member of the drug trafficking organization allegedly led by 47-year-old Mexican national Joel Ibarra-Torres, was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Tuesday for his role in distributing cocaine in Doña Ana County. 41-year-old Cruz-Vargas will be deported after completing his prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

‘Shot-Caller’ of Mexican Mafia-controlled gang gets 15-year prison sentence in federal racketeering case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

One of the leaders of the Hazard street gang – a Mexican Mafia-controlled criminal enterprise that has been responsible for criminal activity in and around the Ramona Gardens housing complex in Boyle Heights for decades – was sentenced on today to 15 years in prison for his conviction on federal racketeering and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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

Narcos season 3 trailer shows rise of Cali drug cartel, agent Peña, a famous comedian and lots of bloody violence

By David Amoruso

The king is dead, long live the king. With Colombia’s most wanted drug lord Pablo Escobar lying dead on a rooftop, the cocaine business and its many players continue without skipping a beat. The downfall of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

DEA and FBI bust Chicago drug ring – Agents seize large amounts of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An operation jointly led by the DEA and FBI resulted in the arrest of over a dozen individuals on federal narcotics charges for their alleged…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 28, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Two Latin Kings gangsters guilty of retaliating against witness

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Latin Kings gangsters Jose “Tank” Escalera and Giovanni “Monte” Cotto were found guilty on Friday, following a week-long trial of retaliating against a witness. The indictment against the men were the result of a DEA-led investigation. They now face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer admits role in marijuana distribution conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Russell Tim Shen and two others pleaded guilty to their roles in a marijuana distribution conspiracy on Monday. 69-year-old Shen and 39-year-old Andre Jorge Hernandez admitted to one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 10, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

DEA and Denver police bust massive illegal marijuana trafficking ring operating under guise of legit dispensaries

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Under the guise of legitimacy, defendants posing as medical marijuana patient caregivers, property managers servicing marijuana growers and small business owners, allegedly ran what is alleged to be the largest illegal marijuana trafficking ring since …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 30, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments

Texas Mexican Mafia leaders and members sentenced to lengthy prison terms for RICO conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Several leaders and members of the Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) have been ordered to significant terms in prison during hearings on Monday and Tuesday for their roles in a Racketeer Influence Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy. All of them were charged in a conspiracy involving criminal activities such as…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2017 at 4:21am — No Comments

Authorities in El Paso arrest 14 members of Orrantia organization on drug and money laundering charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Federal and state authorities arrested 14 members of the Orrantia drug organization, including the group’s leader Mario Armando Orrantia, on federal narcotics trafficking charges. 51-year-old Orrantia was responsible for the smuggling of hundreds of kilograms of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2017 at 10:12am — No Comments

“I’ve been doing this for 25 years!” – Bronx drug boss caught on wiretap gets over 6 years for narcotics trafficking

By David Amoruso

It’s never good when a drug trafficker gets caught on a wiretap talking about narcotics. But it gets really bad when one gets caught talking about how he’s been involved in the business for over 25 years. Meet Jose “Omar” Miranda, a 52-year-old drug boss from the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 14, 2017 at 8:49am — No Comments

Massive Sinaloa Cartel drug pipeline into Los Angeles busted by federal authorities

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An investigation by the Los Angeles Strike Force resulted Thursday in the indictment of 22 members of a drug trafficking organization linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. They are charged with drug trafficking, money…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

American Made: Tom Cruise stars as Barry Seal, the drug smuggler who worked for Escobar’s Medellin Cartel

By David Amoruso

Call it Top Gun on cocaine! In American Made actor Tom Cruise plays pilot Barry Seal, a man who is offered a job smuggling drugs for the Medellin drug cartel led by Pablo Escobar and starts working as an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2017 at 6:36am — 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

Texas Mexican Mafia general and 36 underlings busted on federal drug trafficking, extortion, and gun charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Authorities dealt a significant blow to the Texas Mexican Mafia on Friday when they indicted 37 of its San Antonio members and associates on federal drug trafficking, extortion, and firearm charges, including the group’s leader Raul Ramos, a reputed general in the Texas Mexican Mafia.

Ramos, who went by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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