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Sinaloa cartel operation busted in New York – Ring used front companies that listed coke & heroin as sea cucumbers

By David Amoruso

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be behind bars and on his way to an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 10, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments

Texas Mexican Mafia gang members charged in drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eleven individuals were arrested as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation named “Smokey’s Café,” involving a heroin trafficking conspiracy, the DEA announced yesterday. Five of them are alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia.

Laredo residents Jose Ricardo Diaz (42), Pedro…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2016 at 3:47am — No Comments

Former Houston police officer gets over 30 years in prison for role in Los Zetas drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former Houston police officer was sentenced yesterday to over 30 years in prison for his role in a large-scale drug operation. Noe Juarez was convicted on January 15, 2015, for dealing 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and assisting an organization responsible for distributing hundreds of kilograms of cocaine…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 30, 2016 at 11:41am — No Comments

Mexican Mafia-led gang in Santa Fe Springs charged with murder and drug crimes

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

31 members and associates of a Santa Fe Springs-based street gang were arrested Tuesday on charges related to a wide-ranging criminal enterprise controlled by a member of the Mexican Mafia that allegedly is responsible for the murder of a rival gangster and the attempted murder of a Whittier Police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Clock is ticking: Mexico approves El Chapo’s extradition to US

By David Amoruso

It remains hard to believe, but the moment Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, will set foot in an American prison cell is coming ever closer. Yesterday, Mexico’s foreign ministry approved his extradition to the United States where he faces a long list of charges ranging from money laundering and drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Organizer of most prolific cocaine ring in Alaska gets 16 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Clarence Anthony Hatton, nicknamed “C-Money,” of Las Vegas was sentenced last week to serve 16 years in prison for supplying large quantities of cocaine to Alaska and Michigan over the past five years; he was also fined $40,000, and required to forfeit expensive vehicles and over $700,000 in drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Trucking company boss guilty of trafficking 2,200 kilos of marijuana

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A federal jury in Corpus Christi has returned guilty verdicts against 55-year-old Edilberto Maso Diaz of Mesquite, on all counts as charged in a marijuana conspiracy. The jury deliberated for less than five hours Tuesday before convicting Diaz of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and three…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Puerto Rico man pleads guilty to 100 kilo drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan (36) of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. Sentencing is scheduled for July 28, 2016.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, between August 30, 2015, and September 3, 2015, Ponce-Pagan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

Right-hand-man of Suriname president's son guilty in U.S. drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Another strike was dealt against the South American country of Suriname on Wednesday when Edmund Muntslag was found guilty by an American court of trying to bring shipments of drugs into the United States.

Muntslag faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. According to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

Belgian pharmaceutical companies sold drug lord ephedrine

By David Amoruso

Seven pharmaceutical companies in Belgium have been accused of selling large amounts of medicine containing ephedrine to Mexican drug lord Ezio Figueroa-Vasquez (photo above), who used the products to manufacture $360 million worth of crystal meth.

As a criminal one has to cut corners and be creative. Meth cooks have been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2016 at 5:13am — No Comments

Violent Seven Mile Bloods gangsters indicted in Detroit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twelve more members of the Seven Mile Bloods street gang in Detroit were charged in a superseding indictment Tuesday, adding charges for racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, firearms violations and related offenses. The previous indictment had charged three other individuals.

The Seven Mile Bloods (SMB) gang…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

14 charged in Texas meth case part of Operation Dream Catcher

By Gangsters Inc.’s Editors

A total of 14 people are now in custody on methamphetamine charges in three separate cases, all part of Operation Dream Catcher, which also led to the apprehension of 7 and 15 more individuals in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, respectively.

Those taken into custody included:

  • Jorge…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Cartel boss Alfredo Beltran Leyva pleads guilty to international drug charges

By Gangsters Inc.’s Editors

Mexican drug lord Alfredo Beltran Leyva (photo above), also known as Mochomo, one of the leaders of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, an organization responsible for importing multi-ton quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, pleaded guilty yesterday to participating in an international narcotics trafficking…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments

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.

Bandidos…

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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

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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…

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

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