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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

56 bosses and members of MS-13 hit with racketeering charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editor

The Boston branch of La Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, took a big hit last Friday morning when 56 alleged leaders, members, and associates of the criminal organization were indicted on federal racketeering conspiracy charges, including charges related to murder and drug trafficking. 

Over 400 federal,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2016 at 7:29am — No Comments

New England mobster sentenced for drug conspiracy

By David Amoruso

Louis L. DiNunzio, an alleged member of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston this week for conspiring to traffic over 40 kilograms of marijuana. The 29-year-old mobster was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $10,000. 

In September 2015, DiNunzio, of Medford,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 22, 2016 at 2:54am — No Comments

Russian mob boss charged with extortion plot in New York

By David Amoruso

Russian mob boss Boris Nayfeld (photo above) just can’t stay on the straight and narrow. Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York have charged the notorious gangster and coconspirator Boris Kotlyarsky with an extortion plot in which the two men sought payment from a victim who they claimed Nayfeld had been hired to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2016 at 3:54pm — No Comments

How two Russian mobsters got caught up in the Iraqi civil war

By Niko Vorobjov

Until that small matter of downing one of their aircraft, Turkey was a popular spot for millions of Russian tourists. It’s sunny and not too far away – just a hop and a skip across the Black Sea – and unlike Europe there’s no mountains of paperwork to get a visa. There’s even a hotel in Antalya themed on the Kremlin. Maybe…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Three Sinaloa Cartel meth distributors receive lengthy prison terms

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Three men who were sent by the Sinaloa Cartel to Lubbock, Texas, to distribute methamphetamine for the cartel were sentenced to lengthy federal prison sentences last week.

Juan Carlos Pinales…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2016 at 6:11am — No Comments

Mexican drug boss "El Chapo" Guzman caught

By David Amoruso - story updated as news comes in

Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been caught, Mexican President Pena Nieto announced on Twitter, see photo below. He wrote: "Mission accomplished: We got him."

Guzman was apprehended early this morning after a shootout between his bodyguards and the Mexican Navy. Acting on a tip the military…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 8, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Atlantic City gang boss gets life in prison for drug conspiracy

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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.

Mykal “Koose” Derry (right), of Atlantic City,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 8, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments

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

‘Ndrangheta busts net bosses and 2006 World Cup winner

By David Amoruso

The Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta has become Italy’s most powerful crime group in recent years. With its international cocaine connections it has managed to become a global powerhouse as well. Now, it can even boast it counts a famous football star among its pawns, one who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Anti-organized crime Operation Blue Amber results in nearly 900 arrests in 2015

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Nearly 900 arrests and 7.7 tons of drugs seized: these are only a few of the final results from Operation Blue Amber, a series of international actions in 2015 led by EU Member States and supported by Europol.

Operation Blue Amber brought law enforcement officers from 28 EU Member States, 31 non-EU countries and other international partners together to disrupt organized crime groups and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2015 at 6:57am — No Comments

Camorra mobster gets life in prison for murder of drug dealer

By David Amoruso

Camorra gangster Giuseppe De Filippis (photo above, left) was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for the 2014 murder of a Nigerian drug dealer in the town of Mondragone. The trial of De Filippis shed light on how the local Camorra is outsourcing some of its rackets to emerging foreign groups.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Violent New York Asian gang hit with racketeering charges

By David Amoruso

Eight members and associates of the Zheng Organization were charged with crimes including racketeering, narcotics trafficking, extortion offenses, illegal gambling, and soliciting assaults on Tuesday. Qian “Cash” Zheng, the gang’s leader, faces a maximum sentence of 164 years in prison if convicted.

Zheng’s organization…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

DeCavalcante family associate admits selling cocaine

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James Heeney, an associate of New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family of La Cosa Nostra, Tuesday admitted his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine.

36-year-old Heeney of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls to one count of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

Two DeCavalcante family mobsters admit distributing cocaine

By David Amoruso

Two associates of the DeCavalcante crime family of La Cosa Nostra Wednesday admitted their roles in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine. John “Johnny Balls” Capozzi (34) of Union, New Jersey, and Mario Galli (23) of Toms River, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of more than 500 grams of…

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

Leaders of Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels busted in raids

By David Amoruso

Police in Canada targeted a who’s who of Montreal’s underworld this morning, arresting leaders of the Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels, including Stefano Sollecito, the alleged current boss of the Montreal Mafia; Leonardo Rizzuto (photo above, left), son of deceased boss Vito Rizzuto; and Maurice Boucher (photo above, right),…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Twelve Springfield Latin Kings hit with drug and firearms offenses

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Twelve leaders and members of the Latin Kings were charged in U.S. District Court in Springfield Monday with drug distribution and firearms offenses.

“The defendants are alleged leaders and members of the Latin Kings, a criminal organization whose tactics include intimidation, violence and even murder,” said United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. “The charges strike at the core of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2015 at 3:04am — No Comments

Prison island for drug convicts to be guarded by crocodiles

By David Amoruso

The primary goal of every prison on earth is to keep its inmates locked up. Prison breaks are bad for business and blemish the reputation of authorities. Yet, with many criminals making copious amounts of cash bribery has become rampant. As more guards are being…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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