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Lucchese Family Sold “Oxy” From Ice Cream Truck in New York



By David Amoruso



Don’t we all miss our friendly neighborhood milkman who used to deliver bottles of milk right up to our doorsteps? What happened to the businessman who would offer that kind of service? Well, leave it to the mob to step into that void by driving an ice cream truck into your neighborhood that not only sells ice cream but also oxycodone pills at $20… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Review: Street Legends 2 by Seth Ferranti



By David Amoruso



Author Seth Ferranti brings his readers true crime stories from inside prison. Interviewing imprisoned gangsters and crime bosses as well as law enforcement figures, he manages to paint a refreshing picture of the American gangland.



True crime is a very interesting genre. To its… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Firepower, Dope and Bloodshed: Mexico Drug Cartels Branch Out to Foreign Continents

Firepower, Dope and Bloodshed: Mexico Drug Cartels Branch Out to Foreign Continents. What's the Real Story Behind This Unbelievable Invasion?



By Clarence Walker, Crime Journalist, Houston Texas.



Editor's Note: Walker previously wrote feature stories about the international drug trade published by Gangsters Inc. To view Walker's previous stories…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Baltimore Drug Boss: Maurice "Peanut" King

By Seth Ferranti (www.gorillaconvict.com)



In the late 1970s and early 1980s, if you were in the drug game in Baltimore, then you answered to one man, Peanut King. He was the man in more ways than one- trendsetter, drug dealer, high roller, ladies’ man- these were only a few of the titles Peanut King carried.…

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Serbian Boss: Sreten Jocic

By David Amoruso

Posted on December 27, 2010



Sreten Jocic is a man whose name strikes fear into the hearts of cold blooded killers throughout Europe. For over three decades he has operated in the criminal underworld of several countries and risen to the top by being more…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 27, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Teenager Was Hitman For Mexican Drug Cartel: Why Organized Crime Uses Children As Soldiers



By David Amoruso

Posted on December 9, 2010



Standing by himself, Edgar Jimenez Lugo does not look very intimidating. Of course, he is only 14 years old and not many boys that age have mastered the skill or size needed to make that kind of impression. But don’t be fooled. Lugo was a hitman for a Mexican drug cartel and is accused of carrying out “at least” four beheadings. This is why Lugo is surrounded by armed soldiers wearing… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 9, 2010 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

The Murder of Fray, A Washington D.C. Street Legend



By Seth Ferranti (www.gorillaconvict.com)



A lot of factors figured in the death of the Washington DC street legend, Fray, but the main reason was Alberto “Alpo” Martinez. When the soon to become infamous rat Alpo hit DC in the late 1980s, Fray was a well established and respected hustler at the top of DC's street hierarchy. Fray didn't take kindly to New York dudes coming from up top to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

New Arrests in Violent Albanian Drug Gang Bust

FBI personnel working in the arrest processing room

Photo Credit: Rich Kolko, FBI



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 25, 2010

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Yesterday, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Janice K. Fedarcyk, the Assistant… Continue

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How the Sicilian Mafia flooded the US with heroin



Photo above was taken at Giuseppe Bono's wedding.

Standing: second from left a young Vincent Basciano, the man on his right is Philip Giaccone.

Sitting at the table from left to right: Joseph Benanti, Dominick Trinchera, J.B. Indelicato, Frank Lino, Anthony "Bruno" Indelicato.



By David Amoruso

Posted on October 4, 2008 (First appeared in the 2008 spring issue of… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 27, 2010 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

Puparo presents: The Roaring 1950s (Part 2)

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Salvatore Marino then testified to making a delivery of narcotics from the apartment at 36 East 4th Street for Ralph Polizzano before his

arrest the night of July 5. On cross-examination Marino claimed that in

the police station he was punched in the stomach by the arresting

officer and two other officers for five or ten minutes and was knocked

out. He claimed he… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2010 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Puparo presents: The Roaring 1940s

Puparo has compiled the following text through thorough research. However, if you see an error, or would like to add something, Puparo welcomes the contribution.



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Marseille, France, Loco mayor Simon Sabiani, Bosses Spirito and Carbone

The gangsters Francois Spirito and Paul… Continue

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Puparo presents: The Roaring 1950s (Part 1)

Montreal

Giuseppe "Pep" Cotroni 's drugtrade was financed by Luigi Greco and Cotroni once told an undercover that 5 men in the US controlled the heroin market and prices, those customers of his were Angelo "Angie" Tuminaro, Rocco "Rocky" Sancinella, Anthony "Bootsie" DiPasqua, Frank Mancino and Anthony Strollo "Tony Bender", those were often financed by Squillante.



Constantino Gamba

In 1950 arrested in Italy for trafficking in narcotics



Schiaparelli directing chemist… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Get ’The Right Man’: How the FBN nailed Vito Genovese

By Thom L. Jones



It begins and ends with a man who had a name that sounded like a musk melon.



His impact on the American Mafia was much more than to just have helped the law incarcerate a man who at the time, they considered perhaps the most powerful hoodlum in the country. By helping to nail him and thus sending him to prison, he created a chain of events that would have perhaps, the most significant repercussions on Italian-American organized crime since its recognized… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Death in the Afternoon, The shadow of a Dream: The Story of Carmine Galante (Part 2)

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During Lunch




As his nephew drove away from the drop-off, Galante walked into the restaurant, whose front windows were masked by yellow curtains. It was a favourite meeting place, where he often arranged sit-downs with his closest associates. Knickerbocker Avenue had for over 50 years been the turf of the Bonanno crime family, according to… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Death in the Afternoon, The shadow of a Dream: The Story of Carmine Galante

By Thom L. Jones

Before Lunch



It was not quite the dog days of August, but almost. The temperature was in the upper eighties by mid-day, baking the cracked asphalt that shimmered under the relentless rays of the noon-day sun, beating down on the city like a blow-torch, tempered by the 80 degrees of humidity.



In Bushwick, Brooklyn, inland from whatever on-shore breezes may have been blowing in from the East River, there was no relief from the wilting heat.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Drug Boss: Frank Matthews

By Seth Ferranti



In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Drug Boss: Roland "Pops" Bartlett

By David Amoruso

Posted March 20, 2007



Roland Bartlett reputedly was the biggest drug boss of Philadelphia in the 1980s. His organization consisted of around 60 members, and had seperate crews which consisted of salesmen, cutting crew supervisors, and enforcers. Bartlett himself had started out as a streetdealer for the Philadelphia Black Mafia, and had worked his way up. Eventually he developed connections with the Gambino Crime Family from New York, from which he purchased… Continue

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Drug Boss: Leroy "Nicky" Barnes



By David Amoruso

Posted: July 4, 2007

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Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is a legend of African American organized crime history. Once a dope fiend himself, he kicked the habit, and became the main distributor of heroin in Harlem, NY. In 2007 his autobiography "Mr Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Heroin's Teflon Don" was released. In it Barnes…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Drug Boss: Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff



By David Amoruso

Posted on October 17, 2007

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Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff was born on September 19, 1959. McGriff grew up in Southeast Queens around many drugdealers. He wanted to be one as well and started doing jobs for them such as guarding drugs and cash at stash houses. McGriff was feared because of his connection to a gang called "the Peace Gods,"…

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Profile of Cuban mob boss José Miguel Battle Sr.



By David Amoruso



José Miguel Battle Sr. was one of the most powerful crime bosses in the US. Born in Cuba he was a policeman in the pre-Castro era ruled by dictator Fulgencio Batista. Batista had a good relationship with several of America's wealthiest mobsters, among them New York bosses Charles "Lucky" Luciano,…

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