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 “…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2017 at 3:38pm — No Comments
Law enforcement agents at the Nogales, Arizona border crossing from Mexico to the United States arrested a California man linked to one of the largest fentanyl seizures in the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday.
Daniel Guerrero, of Palmdale, California, was identified by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 19, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
A Mexican national who was previously designated as an important target because of his links to international drug trafficking was indicted Wednesday on federal narcotics charges related to a meth lab in Hesperia where multiple pounds of …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
The price of getting high is not just steep, it’s a bloody massacre. One that The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is currently displaying in a temporary photo exhibit which shows the drug cartel violence in Mexico as well as the efforts by brave security forces and citizens to fight back.
“This exhibit is a…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 9, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Drug kingpin Jorge Costilla-Sanchez has pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy drug charges and two counts of assault on a federal officer. 46-year-old Costilla-Sanchez was head of the infamous Gulf Cartel (CDG) in the years following the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 30, 2017 at 2:32am — No Comments
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 (…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 26, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 6, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 10, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 30, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments