Little has been written about the early history of the modern cannabis trade. Its pioneers are shrouded mystery, yet they laid the foundation for what became the biggest illicit business in the world. Francis Morland was probably the first British-born “drug baron” of the 1960s, an acclaimed sculptor from a…Continue
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The President of the Hells Angels chapter in Monterey, California, was sentenced to ten years in prison today after he was convicted of conspiracy to traffic 50 grams of…Continue
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Mexican authorities arrested the leader of the Acapulco division of the Beltran Levya drug cartel, Federal Police said in a statement Friday. Carlos Alberto “N,” alias “El Ruso,” is suspected of coordinating drug shipments and sales in the…Continue
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The leader of the Dirty Block street gang which controlled the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for drug conspiracy and weapons charges.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 Seth Ferranti
To many in his hometown of Washington, D.C., during his 1980s reign as the city’s biggest cocaine and crack dealer, Rayful Edmond was public enemy number one. At the height of Dodge City’s brutal crack epidemic in 1987, this 22-year-old man was responsible for distributing 60 percent of the cocaine that flooded the city’s…Continue
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By David Amoruso
Eleven members and associates of the Genovese crime family were charged with racketeering charges for allegedly reaping millions of dollars in criminal profits in New Jersey through loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling and money laundering, including laundering of proceeds from narcotics trafficking. Using…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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This is the true story of the events of my life. It involves arriving at the infamous Norman’s Cay in the Bahamas, participating in the island drug smuggling business, and the subsequent consequences that include stunning…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
This is an excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new biography on legendary gangster Frank Matthews. The book, titled Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin, will uncover the true story of this international man of mystery who ran the American streets.
By Ron Chepesiuk
Who was Frank…Continue
Aurelio Cano Flores started out as a cop, turned into a drug lord, and now sits in an American prison where he will spend over three decades behind bars.
Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that Flores, a 40-year-old Mexican national and high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, was sentenced to 35…Continue
Australian outlaw motorcycle groups have been making headline after headline these past few months. Shootings and beatings have been shaking up the sunny cities of the land down under as bikers are fighting amongst each other over territory and new members. And now, it seems, a Mexican drug cartel has joined the…Continue
Two of the most deadly groups in organized crime have formed an alliance. According to Guatemalan authorities, the Mara Salvatrucha street gang and the Los Zetas drug cartel have decided to work together for their mutual benefit.
For the Mexican Los Zetas Cartel the benefits are simple. If it can rely on the manpower the Mara…Continue
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Two US Army soldiers are among six men charged with running a drug trafficking ring and offering their services as a murder-for-hire team to undercover DEA agents posing as members of the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel.
The Los Zetas drug cartel is infamous for its ultraviolent ways in a Mexican underworld that is already…Continue
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In 1973, Frank Matthews, history’s first African American drug kingpin, jumped bail in New York City with $15 to 20 million and ostensibly a beautiful girlfriend. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews, the money and the girlfriend, Cheryl Brown, remain a complete mystery. “It’s as if Matthews dropped off the face of the earth,” explained…Continue
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A leader of the Bloods street gang was charged yesterday with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. Ronald Herron (30), also known as “Ra,” “Ra Diggs,” “Ra Digga” and “Raheem,” was also hit with racketeering, murder in-aid-of racketeering, murder conspiracy, robbery, illegal use and possession of firearms, and…Continue
By David Amoruso
After thousands of murders and extreme violence that saw beheadings and mass graves the drug war in Mexico has finally been made a top priority for the United States. With a U.S. congressman referring to Mexico as the United States’ “third front” after Afghanistan and Iraq, the war between drug cartels has become more than a simple gang war over…
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By David Amoruso
Guatemala's most wanted drug lord, Juan Ortiz Lopez, has been captured by U.S. and Guatemalan agents yesterday. Soldiers and police in helicopters swooped into Ortiz Lopez’s home city of Quetzaltenango and raided his home. Inside, they found the alleged Cartel leader and two accomplices who are thought to be bodyguards.
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