Mexican criminal organizations are the biggest drug threat to the United States, the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment by the DEA reports. They already are the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, but continue to ramp up production and trafficking to flood drug markets in the U.S. “These groups are…Continue
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Fourteen leaders, members and associates of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips, a violent street gang operating in and around Newark, were charged Wednesday with racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, firearms offenses and related crimes.
This indictment follows the coordinated takedown in May 2015 of 50 alleged members and associates of the Grape Street Crips who were charged by criminal complaints with drug-trafficking, physical…Continue
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For a while there, 48-year-old Ygoa Almonte-Baez’s organization made millions of dollars selling highly pure smack. He was the main “pusher” of many a heroin addict in Massachusetts and New York. But with overdoses from the drug on the rise, authorities were quick to bring Almonte-Baez’s network down.
Former Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent Carl M. Force was sentenced to 78 months in prison for extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, which crimes he committed while working as an undercover agent investigating Silk Road, an online marketplace used to facilitate the sale and purchase of illegal drugs and other contraband.
46-year-old Force was a special agent with the DEA for 15 years. He had pleaded guilty to the aforementioned charges on July…Continue
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American billionaire Donald Trump hasn’t minced words during his campaign to become the Republican nominee for President. Attacking everyone from his fellow candidates and rival Democrats to Fox News and Forbes. But it’s his attack on Mexicans that seems to have caused the most uproar. So much so that Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’…Continue
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Two high-level drug cartel bosses were among a group of 13 individuals extradited from Mexico to the United States to face charges pending in various jurisdictions, including the murders of a U.S. Consulate employee and two others, and other violent crimes and drug trafficking-related offenses.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 2, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments
A photo of a young man sitting at a restaurant with two men by his side, their faces obscured by a cartoonish smiley. Beneath the photo, in Spanish, the text: “August here. You already know who with.” Underneath all of that the place where the photo was taken, Costa Rica. Why is this news? Because this photo may have revealed…Continue
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A nationwide sweep of raids and arrests targeting every level of the global underground trade of anabolic steroids took place today, DEA officials announced. Operation Cyber Juice was comprised of over 30 different U.S. investigations in 20 states and resulted in the arrest of over 90 individuals, the seizure of 16…Continue
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Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped from a maximum security prison and is on the run from authorities. Again.
The drug lord used a 1 mile-long tunnel as his escape route from Altiplano prison, which is located near Mexico City. The freshly constructed underground tunnel had ventilation and stairs.…Continue
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By David Amoruso
When President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs” in the summer of 1971, many regarded it as a hyperbole for increasing the size and presence of federal drug control agencies. For many years that’s what it was. But with the Mexican drug cartels killing federal agents and the fight against drug farmers in Afghanistan…Continue
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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.
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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…Continue
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By David Amoruso
Gulf Cartel leader Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez was arrested on October 9, 2014, while shopping in Edinburg, Texas, authorities announced yesterday, when Saenz-Tamez made an appearance in a Texas court on drug trafficking charges. His ascend to the top is further proof that the Gulf Cartel is in a steady decline after the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2014 at 3:48am — No Comments
By David Amoruso
Until authorities took it down, the Bonanno crime family in New York, the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, and the Rizzuto clan and Hells Angels in Montreal ran one hell of a lucrative drug pipeline. One that made its participants hundreds of millions of dollars and gave legions of drug users their fix. Nothing new there really.…Continue
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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…Continue
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The recent capture in Mexico of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the world’s richest, most dangerous and powerful drug lord labeled by U.S. Government as Public Enemy Number 1.…Continue
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Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been captured by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials. He had been on the run since 2001 when he escaped from a Mexican prison. Guzman is considered to be the most powerful drug lord in Mexico and was even named on Forbes magazine’s 2009 list featuring the world’s most…Continue
Sicilian Cosa Nostra is feeling the heat. And Italian authorities continue to turn up the pressure. So much so that the Mafia has threatened to wage a new war against the state and in particular those prosecuting them. And this time, young boss of bosses Matteo Messina Denaro could join in.
Last month, imprisoned mob boss Toto…Continue
For everyone who thought Heisenberg was an American: Guess again. According to the DEA, the real Heisenberg is from North Korea, and he’s increasingly flooding the United States with his meth. A product that is 99 percent pure. He’s the one who knocks alright.
Five defendants were placed under arrest yesterday evening after they were…Continue
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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.…Continue