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Chinatown Gangs in Boston Busted

By David Amoruso



While the media is still focused on the arrest of Irish crime boss turned informant turned fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger, one tends to forget there are a lot of other criminal groups still operating in Boston. A recent bust puts the spotlight on the city’s… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Exclusive Interview With Convicted LSD Kingpin Turned Author Seth Ferranti

Gangsters Inc. is proud to present an exclusive interview with imprisoned author Seth Ferranti about life in prison, stand up guys, snitches, crime boss Supreme McGriff, being an author behind bars, and his plans for when he is released.



As a young man, Ferranti was convicted of running a continual criminal enterprise that dealt in LSD. He was sentenced to over 25 years in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Former Drug Kingpin Ike Atkinson Tells All In New Documentary

In the movie "American Gangster," Ike Atkinson appears as the minor character "Nate," who is depicted as gangster Frank Lucas's cousin and as the drug trafficker who…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Michael Harris: A Convicted Drug Kingpin Who Gave Denzel His Start on Broadway

Special to Gangsters Inc.

This is an excerpt from Straight from the Hood: Amazing but True Gangster Tales, a new book by Ron Chepesiuk and Scott Wilson that’s published by Strategic Media Books (www.strategicmediabooks.com).



Michael Harris: A Convicted Drug Kingpin Who Gave One of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Naples Inner City War

Back to overview of Camorra history chapters



Ponticelli camorra family Sarno

Brothers Ciro Sarno “o sindaco”(wife is Giovanna Confessore and his brother in law is Giuseppe Misso), Luciano “Kung fu”Sarno, Pasquale Sarno and Vincenzo Sarno and their sister Assunta Sarno who married Giuseppe Misso “o’nasone”. Vincenzo Sarno’s nephew Luigi Amitrano.



Antonio Sarno « o… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Biker News: Brothers Betraying Brothers

By David Amoruso



Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs consider themselves part of a brotherhood. They often refer to each other with the term ‘brother’. The club and its brothers come before the member’s own well being. At least, that is the general idea. But, just like happened to the Mafia, more and more ‘brothers’ are turning on their family, giving testimony that puts…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

The Man Who Stole the French Connection

By Thom L. Jones



A sweetheart of a guy. He wasn’t a drinker and didn’t cheat on his wife the way most of these guys do. His one big fault is that once in a while, he would import 50-100 kilos of pure heroin.’

James Drucker

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District Strike Force, 1973.



On March 6th,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2011 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

For United States Mexico Is Turning Into "Third Front" After Iraq and Afghanistan

By David Amoruso



After thousands of murders and extreme violence that saw beheadings and mass graves the drug war in Mexico has finally been made a top priority for the United States. With a U.S. congressman referring to Mexico as the United States’ “third front” after Afghanistan and Iraq, the war between drug cartels has become more than a simple gang war over…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 30, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

U.S. War On Afghan Narco Dollars

U.S. Government Foreign Drug Kingpin Law Sanctioned Against Afghanistan's Narcotic Trafficking and Multi-billion Dollar Money Laundering Schemes.



By Clarence Walker



As U.S. military wage "deadly" war against the Taliban-Al qaeda regime in Afghanistan, the U.S. Treasury department has stepped up their efforts to disrupt the flow of billions of dollars…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 3, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Guatemalan Drug Lord Captured

By David Amoruso



Guatemala's most wanted drug lord, Juan Ortiz Lopez, has been captured by U.S. and Guatemalan agents yesterday. Soldiers and police in helicopters swooped into Ortiz Lopez’s home city of Quetzaltenango and raided his home. Inside, they found the alleged Cartel leader and two accomplices who are thought to be bodyguards.



Ortiz Lopez…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

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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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 27, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

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

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