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DEA busts massive Hezbollah drug and money laundering scheme

By Gangsters Inc. Editor

In the darkness of the criminal underworld organized crime and terrorism are bound to intertwine. Law enforcement is well aware of these hellish partnerships. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) yesterday announced significant arrests targeting Lebanese Hezbollah’s External Security Organization Business Affairs…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2016 at 2:58pm — No Comments

What was Sean Penn’s role in the capture of El Chapo?

By David Amoruso

Just when you thought the story of Joaquin Guzman, Mexico’s top drug lord, couldn’t get any stranger, Hollywood’s bad boy and Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn steps into the fold with an exclusive interview he had with El Chapo several months ago. Despite all of Guzman’s answers, the interview mainly raises questions. Among them,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Racketeering and drug charges for leaders of Bandidos gang

By David Amoruso

Authorities in Texas have arrested the highest ranking leaders of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club on federal racketeering and drug distribution charges, yesterday. Charges stem from Bandidos’ war with rival biker gang Cossacks MC and a drug ring run by Bandidos leaders and members of its Colorado chapter.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 7, 2016 at 6:04am — No Comments

Convicted drug trafficker becomes head of South American country’s National Security Service

By David Amoruso

Suriname is officially being run by a bunch of narcotics traffickers. Today, the South American country named a former soldier who was sentenced to 8 years in prison for running an ecstasy laboratory as the new head of its…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 4, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Leader of La Familia drug cartel tortured and killed

By David Amoruso

Live by the gun, die by the gun. Mexican drug lord Carlos Rosales Mendoza’s life ended in familiar fashion. His dead body was dumped along with three other corpses in the carpark of a tollbooth along a motorway in western Mexico. All four men had been tortured and shot to death.

Rosales Mendoza was the founder of La…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments

Mexican cartels tighten iron grip on US drug markets

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 9, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Grape Street Crips leaders and members indicted for racketeering conspiracy, violent crimes

PRESS RELEASE

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

Head of multi-million dollar heroin organization gets 13 years

By David Amoruso

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.

With big…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Former DEA agent sentenced for charges related to Silk Road investigation

PRESS RELEASE

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 5:14am — No Comments

Did El Chapo put a $100 million bounty on Trump or not?

By David Amoruso

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’…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 11, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Mexico extradites major cartel bosses to face charges in US

David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

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.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 2, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Did El Chapo’s son just tweet his fugitive father’s location?

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Operation Cyber Juice: DEA busts home labs, gyms, local distributors

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 2, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Mexican drug lord El Chapo Guzman breaks out of prison

By David Amoruso

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.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

DEA hero in War on Drugs honored by Secretary of Defense

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 1, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

New York Gambino mobster hit with extortion rap in Italy

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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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Who's the world's top cocaine producer?

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Leader of Gulf Cartel arrested while shopping in Texas

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2014 at 3:48am — No Comments

The Canadian Connection: Flooding the U.S. with dope

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.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

The Drug Game: Getting high on cocaine and money

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

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