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Italian police bust drug trafficking Camorra clan and retrieve stolen Van Gogh paintings worth $100 million

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy scored a nice bonus this week when they busted a Neapolitan Camorra clan and recovered two stolen paintings from Vincent van Gogh worth $100 million in the process. The paintings of the Dutch master had been stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and were missing ever since. Beside the painting, authorities seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sacramento drug boss “Puck” Washington gets 34 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Sacramento drug boss Israel “Puck” Washington was sentenced Thursday to 34 years in prison for trafficking heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, and methamphetamine. 43-year-old Washington used various businesses as a front to conceal and disguise his extensive drug trafficking and operated a large crew of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Profile: Liverpool drug boss Lee Jamieson

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Lee Jamieson’s Liverpool organization supplied drug users in Cumbria, up in the north of England, with cocaine and marijuana. At age 30, he ran what…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Boat skipper convicted of smuggling £84 million cocaine cargo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If he had made it through, it would’ve been the score of a lifetime - both for him and the organization he was working for. Instead, Yesterday, 68-year-old Michael McDermott (photo above), a boat skipper from Ireland, was convicted of trying to smuggle 939 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated £84 million pounds…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments

Organized Crime in North America



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 4:01am — No Comments

Profile: Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj

By David Amoruso

Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj was on a roll. Still only in his early 30s, he ran one of the hottest phone lines in the United Kingdom. Almost 100,000 calls were made to his London call center by people who, well, they wanted to buy cocaine. And…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

FBI seeking tips on Ten Most Wanted Barrio Azteca gang captain suspected in triple murder of U.S. citizens in Mexico

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Turn up the heat! The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for tips leading to the arrest of Eduardo “Tablas” Ravelo, who is listed as a “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive.” He is wanted on charges related to the murders of a pregnant United States consulate employee, her husband, and the husband of a second United…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 3:51am — No Comments

Black Organized Crime

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 3:49am — 2 Comments

Drug Cartels

By David Amoruso



Besides financial fraud, trafficking in narcotics is still the crime that pays the most. Groups and individuals from across the world have experienced the huge and seemingly easy profit drugs bring. Be it cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, or weed: it all translates to money. And lots of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2017 at 2:47am — No Comments

Colombian AUC Paramilitary leader gets over 15 years for international drug trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Hernan Giraldo Serna, a senior paramilitary leader and one of Colombia’s most notorious drug traffickers, was sentenced on Friday to serve over 15 years - 198 months to be exact - in prison for his role leading an international drug trafficking conspiracy responsible for the importation of ton-quantities of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2017 at 2:39am — No Comments

How I became an enforcer for the Detroit Mafia Family

By Alan Gunner Lindbloom

Like I mentioned before, I’ve always been an intrinsic fighter. In fact, growing up, I got kicked out of pretty much every school I was ever in for fighting. I only lasted 6 weeks in high school. Although, to be honest, I got expelled from high school for possession of stolen property, which is another story in itself. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 25, 2017 at 4:31am — No Comments

Profile: Greek crime boss Alexandros Angelopoulos

By Milko

Alexandros Angelopoulos (photo above) was born in 1965 in Nea Pori, Greece. By the late 1980s, he was involved in smuggling cigarettes. He then switched to smuggling cocaine from South America to Europe using a network of traffickers spread throughout Europe in Greece, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands.

Going by the nickname “Fat Man,”…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2017 at 9:01am — No Comments

American pilot for Juarez drug cartel gets 14 years in prison

By David Amoruso

Anthony Harrison Bell used to be free as a bird. Or, as they call a bird in Spanish, free as a “pajaro.” So free in fact that he used his skills as a pilot to smuggle cocaine and marijuana for the drug cartel led by Jose Paz Garcia. But it didn’t last, the bird has been caged, sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 6, 2017 at 8:45am — No Comments

VIDEO: "Sammy the Bull" Gravano's entire interview with Diane Sawyer

Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano is arguably the most famous turncoat in the history of the American Mafia. When the Gambino crime family underboss flipped and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 6, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

The criminal history of most wanted terrorist Assata Shakur, the godmother and step aunt of slain rap legend 2Pac

By Barbara Casey

On May 2, 1973, around 12:45 a.m., Assata Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Bryon), the godmother and step-aunt of slain rap star Tupac Shakur, along with Zayd Malik Shakur (born James F. Costan) and Sundiata Acoli (born Clark Squire), were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick by State Trooper James Harper for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Rabobank taken to court on charges it laundered money for Mexican drug cartels

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Dutch lawyer Göran Sluiter and his Mexican client Fernando Hernandez filed a criminal complaint in a court in the Netherlands this week against Dutch banking giant the Rabobank for its alleged involvement in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels at one of its subsidiaries in the border city of Calexico in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 4, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ex-mobster reflects on growing up in Detroit’s Mafia family

A former Detroit crime family associate is taking the internet by storm! Fresh out of prison, Alan Gunner Lindbloom (photo above) has set his sights on turning his life around and becoming a successful author. His first novel, titled To Be A…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 4, 2017 at 6:05am — 2 Comments

Brooklyn Hull Street Crew leader Christian John

Leader of violent Brooklyn crew gets life in prison for torture, murder, drugs, gambling, racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Calling the Hull Street Crew violent is an understatement. The gang truly terrorized the Bushwick,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

What’s next for drug lord “El Chapo” and the Sinaloa Cartel?

By David Amoruso

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has definitely cemented his criminal legacy. He was placed on Forbes’ richest billionaires in the world list, became one of the most powerful crime bosses in the history of the world - not to mention one of the most (in)famous - and he executed two successful prison breaks. But after…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, better known by his nickname of “El Chapo,” has been extradited to the United States to face criminal charges related to his leadership of the Sinaloa…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 20, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

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