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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

The Rockford mob’s takeover of the Negro Policy Racket

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The “Negro Policy Racket” in the 1940s-1960s in Rockford was not unlike the one in Chicago, only on a smaller scale. The policy racket gave some hope to poor blacks at the time that they would “hit it big” if they bet as little as a penny on this gambling operation. But odds were always in favor of the “house.”

There…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2015 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Mexican cartels tighten iron grip on US drug markets

By David Amoruso

Mexican criminal organizations are the biggest drug threat to the United States, the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment by the DEA reports. They already are the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, but continue to ramp up production and trafficking to flood drug markets in the U.S. “These groups are…

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

Colombo mobster Giovanni Cerbone

By David Amoruso

Giovanni "John" Cerbone is an alleged made member of the Colombo crime family in New York. According to Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes, 43-year-old Cerbone is part of the crew run by Colombo captain Joseph Amato.

Though he has a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

Grape Street Crips leaders and members indicted for racketeering conspiracy, violent crimes

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Fourteen leaders, members and associates of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips, a violent street gang operating in and around Newark, were charged Wednesday with racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, firearms offenses and related crimes.

This indictment follows the coordinated takedown in May 2015 of 50 alleged members and associates of the Grape Street Crips who were charged by criminal complaints with drug-trafficking, physical…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

Head of multi-million dollar heroin organization gets 13 years

By David Amoruso

For a while there, 48-year-old Ygoa Almonte-Baez’s organization made millions of dollars selling highly pure smack. He was the main “pusher” of many a heroin addict in Massachusetts and New York. But with overdoses from the drug on the rise, authorities were quick to bring Almonte-Baez’s network down.

With big…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Nigerian cocaine traffickers busted in Luxembourg

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A Nigerian organized crime network in large-scale cocaine trafficking was dismantled by authorities in Luxembourg, Europol announced today. Nineteen individuals have been detained. The group is accused of selling and distributing cocaine from Belgium to Luxembourg.

The coordinated law enforcement operation was led by Luxembourg's Grand Ducal Police and supported by Luxembourg Customs and Europol.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

Italian Mafia boss talks about ‘Ndrangheta’s global reach

By David Amoruso

The code of silence is held in high regard by members of the ‘Ndrangheta. No one knows this more than Emilio di Giovine, a former boss who turned on the mob and became a witness for the government. “It’s dangerous for me, with the ‘Ndrangheta you are never safe.” Despite the dangers, he is eager to tell his story and shed light on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Members of East Dago Mob, West Coast Crips, and Asian Crips charged with meth trafficking

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Ten defendants with links to the East Dago Mob, West Coast Crips, and Asian Crips are facing federal drug and firearms charges after a yearlong investigation uncovered their roles in trafficking and distributing methamphetamine in the San Diego area.

Agents from the FBI and from the Violent Crimes Task Force seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 4:07am — No Comments

Operation Mexicalley drug boss sentenced to 144 months

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Drug boss Richard E. Alley was sentenced to 144 months in prison for leading a ring responsible for distributing massive amounts of methamphetamine throughout West Tennessee, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced Monday.

According to the indictment, between February and August 2013, 41-year-old Alley…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

West Hell gang member sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking crack cocaine

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Gregory “Quanny” Thomas, a member of the West Hell street gang in New Haven, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking crack cocaine Thursday. He had sold the drugs directly to undercover police.

This sentence is the result of a year-long joint law enforcement investigation headed by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force into narcotics trafficking by members and associates of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta Mafia meeting filmed in Switzerland (video)

By David Amoruso

A large table with men seated around it in silence. One man does all the talking. “You can work in everything - extortion, cocaine, heroin,” he says. That man is mob boss Antonio Nesci, and every word he utters is captured on video giving it the feel of a Hollywood movie. Only this is real life. Swiss police just caught a meeting of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Former DEA agent sentenced for charges related to Silk Road investigation

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Former Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent Carl M. Force was sentenced to 78 months in prison for extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, which crimes he committed while working as an undercover agent investigating Silk Road, an online marketplace used to facilitate the sale and purchase of illegal drugs and other contraband.

46-year-old Force was a special agent with the DEA for 15 years. He had pleaded guilty to the aforementioned charges on July…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 5:14am — No Comments

Latin Kings bosses and gang members charged with racketeering and drug dealing

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Central Region “Inca,” or leader, of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings), and 60 of his fellow members and associates are in custody facing charges for their roles in a racketeering and drug distribution scheme in the Austin, San Antonio, and Uvalde areas.

As a result of this investigation, federal grand juries sitting in Del Rio and San Antonio have indicted 37…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

Eight men charged federally with participating in Schuylkill County heroin conspiracy

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Eight men were indicted yesterday for participating in an interstate heroin trafficking conspiracy based in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced.

The indictment alleges the eight men conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin between July 2012 and the present.

Prosecutors allege that as part of the conspiracy, the defendants and their…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Schuele Boys Gang associate pleads guilty to selling drugs out of variety store

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Robert Brown, aka Pee Wee, 52, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine yesterday. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine. Authorities claim Brown is an associate of the Schuele Boys Gang.

The Schuele Boys Gang, which operated in the Schuele Street area of the East Side of Buffalo, is believed to be responsible for multiple…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Mexico extradites major cartel bosses to face charges in US

David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

Two high-level drug cartel bosses were among a group of 13 individuals extradited from Mexico to the United States to face charges pending in various jurisdictions, including the murders of a U.S. Consulate employee and two others, and other violent crimes and drug trafficking-related offenses.

The…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 2, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Drug boss Ricks: From selfies in the gym to trafficking heroin

By David Amoruso

Crime boss Keith Ricks liked to stay busy. Moving bricks of heroin, robbing rival dope dealers from their hard earned product, and pumping iron in the gym were among his favorites. He surrounded himself by likeminded men. But each one craved attention. On Twitter, on Instagram, in self-made movies. While they felt like they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2015 at 3:59am — 1 Comment

Did El Chapo’s son just tweet his fugitive father’s location?

By David Amoruso

A photo of a young man sitting at a restaurant with two men by his side, their faces obscured by a cartoonish smiley. Beneath the photo, in Spanish, the text: “August here. You already know who with.” Underneath all of that the place where the photo was taken, Costa Rica. Why is this news? Because this photo may have revealed…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Another Guilty Plea in Norteno Investigation

By David Amoruso / Department of Justice

Nortenos gang member Richard Lobato (51) of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty on September 1 in United States District Court to distributing methamphetamine.  Lobato was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 15, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, Lobato admitted that he distributed methamphetamine to a confidential informant on two occasions.  On October 9, 2013, Lobato and another person sold approximately one-quarter of an ounce…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2015 at 3:57am — No Comments

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