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Profile: Pakistani drug kingpin Shahbaz Khan – Smuggling heroin from the Middle East to New York City

By David Amoruso

People tend to focus on one thing while ignoring everything else. Our attention span just isn’t capable of more. Luckily, law enforcement agencies are filled with plenty of agents, each one focused on a different criminal target. That’s how a Pakistani drug kingpin was brought to justice on U.S.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2018 at 3:22am — No Comments

Sinaloa Cartel member extradited from Mexico to US for smuggling massive amounts of marijuana and cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An alleged member of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Wednesday. 47-year-old Arturo “Chous” Shows Urquidi is charged with money laundering and organizing massive shipments of cocaine and marijuana into the United States.

His trial is scheduled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2018 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Newly released cables show talk about former Colombian president Uribe’s close ties to Escobar & Ochoas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The ghost of Pablo Escobar continues to haunt his former associates. In newly declassified cables from the State Department, Álvaro Uribe, former Colombian president and one of the nation’s most powerful political figures, was frequently accused of having close ties to drug lords such as…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Indictments show Mexican Mafia’s control within Los Angeles County Jail and on streets of Pomona

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Law enforcement in California dealt a big blow to the Mexican Mafia on Wednesday, charging 83 individuals in two federal racketeering indictments, one of which outlines how members of the group were able to control drug smuggling, narcotics sales and the extortion of prisoners inside the Los…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Loving Pablo with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz details Escobar’s love affair with TV reporter

By David Amoruso

What’s in a title? Loving Pablo is the latest in a long line of documentaries, television series and movies about Colombia’s most notorious drug lord and proof that Hollywood’s love for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 13, 2018 at 8:11am — No Comments

Murder conspiracy and cocaine trafficking: Two men didn’t let prison slow them down

By David Amoruso

Steel bars don’t stop crime. Despite incarcerating more people than any other country, the United States is still swamped in violence and crime. This week, a latest case in which two men, one an inmate, were convicted of murder conspiracy and cocaine trafficking is all the more proof of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

VIDEO: President Donald Trump’s war on MS-13 and immigrant gangs

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

President Donald Trump’s administration has declared war on MS-13, one of the world’s most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 13, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

New York Big Money Bosses gang leader gets over 12 years for racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A boss of the Big Money Bosses (BMB), a violent Bronx street gang, was sentenced on Monday to over 12 years in prison on racketeering charges. 25-year-old Nico “Zico Nico” Burrell played a leadership role in the violent BMB street gang, and himself participated in the gang’s violence and drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 12, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

“Feed you to the fuckin’ lions” – Profile of Lucchese family soldier Anthony Grado

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family soldier Anthony Grado knows how to earn. Whether it’s extortion, loansharking or selling prescription pills he’ll know how to make a buck. One thing he hasn’t learned, however, is staying out of prison for his crimes.

It’s not always Grado’s own fault, mind…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 11, 2018 at 1:29am — No Comments

Drug dealer ran multi-state cocaine trafficking ring from Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Six individuals have been arrested and charged last month and Tuesday for their roles in a drug ring that distributed kilogram quantities of cocaine each week in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The investigation centered on Gerardo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2018 at 2:44am — No Comments

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

250 kilos of drugs seized in major international operation dismantling Balkan Cartel and Colombian source

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A joint cooperation by the DEA and Europol has dismantled a drug pipeline between Colombia and Europe. Nine suspected drug traffickers were arrested today and charged with their role in transporting multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine from Colombia, Ecuador and Panama to Europe.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross: Moving tons of cocaine with a nod of approval from the Reagan White House

By David Amoruso

California drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross shows that you can play the game and survive. His story shows the hypocrisy of the government’s war on drugs, while also shining a light on the struggles of growing up in the ghetto. Above all, it’s about learning from mistakes and bettering yourself. “I used to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 4, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Three alleged drug gangsters charged with murder of ex-NFL player in Detroit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Thee drug gangsters were charged in a six-count indictment, Thursday, which alleges heroin and cocaine distribution, firearm offenses, and the double murder of a 28-year-old ex-NFL player and his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2018 at 1:24am — No Comments

Crips and Bloods hit by major law enforcement offensive in Little Rock, Arkansas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Multiple members of the Bloods and Crips street gangs are among the dozens of individuals arrested early Thursday morning in a major law enforcement operation targeting violent criminals in central Arkansas. The takedown highlights the coordinated work of federal, state, and local agencies to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Seventeen MS-13 gangsters indicted for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking across U.S.

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Seventeen alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang were indicted by a grand jury today on various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking throughout the United States. All defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison.

The indictment…

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

Nephews of Venezuela’s first lady each get 18 years in prison for plan to import 800 kilos of cocaine into the U.S.

By David Amoruso

The nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were each sentenced to 18 years in prison on Friday for conspiring to import over 800 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas were convicted by a jury in November 2016, following a two-week trial.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 16, 2017 at 2:44am — 2 Comments

VIDEO: Meet “Popeye,” Pablo Escobar’s trusted hitman who killed over 250 people and is now living in freedom

By David Amoruso

His is an amazing story. If only because not many men with similar lives would live to tell it. John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez is still very much alive and eager to share his tale about his days working as Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s trusted hitman.

Known by his nickname “…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments

The sun was shining: The hit on New York Mafia underboss Frank Scalice

By Thom L. Jones

In the only borough of New York to begin with the indefinite article, it was not unusual at end of day to watch “fathers trundling home with a monumental sadness on their shoulders”. * It was a hard place to live for the working man and his family. A good place for organized crime.

Frank Scalice lived at 211 Kirby…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

VIDEO: The Day I Met El Chapo, actress Kate del Castillo about her and Sean Penn’s meeting with drug lord

By David Amoruso

It was a meeting plastered across front pages of newspapers and aired on primetime news shows around the world. When Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Hollywood superstar Sean Penn met with most wanted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman the world gasped for breath. What the…

In a three-part Netflix documentary…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2017 at 3:38pm — No Comments

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