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The Gangster Alpo From Spanish Harlem

By Seth Ferranti

On the back of the bike with Alpo/doin’ a back down one-two-three/hopin’ to stay alive/favorite spot, Rooftop”- LL Cool J

Alberto “Alpo” Martinez (photo above) was from East Rivers projects in Spanish Harlem, better known as the Eastside. “Alpo’s building was on 105th and First Avenue,” the Spanish Harlem hustler…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 2, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Blackfriars Massacre

By Thom L. Jones

Boston, Massachusetts, has long had a reputation as a corrupt and base city. Not so much a Mob town as a Mob's town. It has been plagued by criminal gangs over the years-The Winter Hill, the McLaughlins, the Mullens, the Barbozas, Roxbury, Killeens, the Gustings and the Campbells, and of course, its own little Mafia cartel, which controlled The North…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2015 at 4:52am — No Comments

The Phantom of The Grand Hotel: Sicily, the Mafia, a Mystery

By Thom L. Jones

Located in the historical center of Palermo, Sicily. Founded in 1874 and renovated in 1907 by one of the great masters of the Art Nouveau Style, Ernesto Basile, the exquisite Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes hotel exudes historical charm. Grand décor of marble floors and antiques combine nicely with very latest technology to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2015 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

DEA hero in War on Drugs honored by Secretary of Defense

By David Amoruso

When President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs” in the summer of 1971, many regarded it as a hyperbole for increasing the size and presence of federal drug control agencies. For many years that’s what it was. But with the Mexican drug cartels killing federal agents and the fight against drug farmers in Afghanistan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 1, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Milwaukee Mafia, Hollywood drug deals, more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies And Personalities From The Dark Side on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for April 30, 2015, through July 16, 2015. Topics covered include The Queen of True Crime, The Milwaukee Mafia, drug dealing in Hollywood, Hip Hop and the recording industry, going undercover in the drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 23, 2015 at 4:59am — No Comments

New York Bloods gang boss gets life in prison

By David Amoruso

New York Bloods street gang leader Ronald Herron, also known as “Ra Diggs,” was sentenced to 12 terms of life in prison plus 105 years, yesterday. He was convicted last year, following a month-long jury trial, of all counts, including racketeering, murder, drug trafficking, and robbery. He is also guilty of his own downfall, bragging…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 3, 2015 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show's greatest Mafia hits… uh bits

By David Amoruso

Whether you’re a flaming liberal or a staunch neocon, you have to appreciate Jon Stewart’s wit and humor. Especially when The Daily Show host takes on the Mafia. Born in New York City in the 1960s, Stewart has exhibited a fascination with all things Mafia since he began his career as a comedian and has frequently done mob bits on his show -…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Profile: British drug boss Anthony Dennis

By David Amoruso

For decades, British criminals have taken advantage of the fact they were citizens of an island nation. Whenever the law came to close they skipped across the pond to Europe, preferably sunny Spain. When Anthony Dennis was accused of importing copious amounts of drugs he did the same. Authorities, however, wised up, and when they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Profile: Sacra Corona Unita boss Davide Vadacca

By David Amoruso

Davide Vadacca is considered a rising star within Sacra Corona Unita, Italy’s fourth largest criminal group. At the young age of 32 he is one of the organization’s leaders in the city of Lecce. Authorities say he is also the man behind a violent war that is terrorizing the honest, hardworking people of the Italian city.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

Italian Organized Crime: Cosa Nostra, Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita

Profiles and articles below introduction



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Italian organized crime, divided in Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, is a rich and powerful criminal enterprise with a lot of connections and branches around the world.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Profile: Washington D.C. drug boss Rayful Edmond

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 22, 2015 at 5:04am — No Comments

Spotlight on Tampa Mafia with tour and magazine

By David Amoruso

When it comes to the mob in America everybody knows about the five families in New York or Al Capone in Chicago. But what about a smaller city? Like Tampa, Florida. A city that has a long and colorful history of violence filled with gangsters from Italy, Spain, Cuba, and the U.S. itself. A brand-new magazine and tour shine a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Did drug boss El Chapo Guzman fake his own arrest?

By David Amoruso

It was undoubtedly the biggest crime news of 2014, the capture of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on February 22 at his condominium in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. But in a new…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How ATF’s Fast and Furious crashed and burned

By David Amoruso

It was to be the a huge blow against Mexican drug cartels. “These cartels will be destroyed,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. Led by the ATF, Operation Fast and Furious was to cripple the cartels’ ability to traffic and use American guns. But things turned out very differently and people continue to die from ATF-facilitated…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 7, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

New York Gambino mobster hit with extortion rap in Italy

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy and the United States have busted up an international extortion racket run by the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta and the Gambino crime family in New York. Eight people in both countries were arrested today, including Francesco Palmeri, who, authorities claim, is a high-ranking member of the Gambino family.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Mobster shot to death at restaurant in Montreal

By David Amoruso

Mobster Tonino Callocchia was shot to death yesterday as he dined at a restaurant in Riviere-des-Prairies, Montreal. He was 53. His murder is the latest to rock the Canadian city as two mafia factions are fighting a vicious war for control of the rackets.

The longtime mobster was enjoying a meal at Bistro XO+ (photo above)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Elite ‘Ndrangheta ceremony videotaped live

By David Amoruso

It’s a bad time to be a secretive criminal organization. Today, Italian authorities released video of a ‘Ndrangheta elite swearing-in ceremony after concluding a two year investigation resulting in the arrest of forty suspected members of the criminal brotherhood from Calabria.  

“It's the first time that the swearing in, with the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Who's the world's top cocaine producer?

By Clarence Walker

Who rules the cocaine trade? Will Colombian cartels  remain a  major force in the illegal drug trade in South America and Central America--the primary producing countries of cocaine? Or has other foreigners monopolized the Colombian drug trade to limit the Colombians ability to control the European and Central America illegal drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Gambino mobster charged with 2002 murder of rival

By David Amoruso

Gambino crime family associate Gennaro “Jerry” Bruno (above) was hit with racketeering charges yesterday. Authorities say Bruno was involved in the 2002 murder of a rival, narcotics trafficking, extortion, and obstruction of justice. The mobster was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, by FBI agents, and faces a long hard time behind…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments

The Canadian Connection: Flooding the U.S. with dope

By David Amoruso

Until authorities took it down, the Bonanno crime family in New York, the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, and the Rizzuto clan and Hells Angels in Montreal ran one hell of a lucrative drug pipeline. One that made its participants hundreds of millions of dollars and gave legions of drug users their fix. Nothing new there really.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2014 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

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