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Gangsters Inc. sits down with docu makers of The Frank Matthews Story: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin

By David Amoruso

In 1973, Frank Matthews, history’s first African American drug kingpin, jumped bail in New York City with $15 to 20 million and ostensibly a beautiful girlfriend. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews, the money and the girlfriend, Cheryl Brown, remain a complete mystery. “It’s as if Matthews dropped off the face of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 29, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

American Gangsters

By Seth Ferranti

Just like Hollywood catapulted the Italian Mafia into the mainstream with the Godfather movies, New Jack City documented the devastating crack epidemic and the drug crews that terrorized and held court in the city’s projects. Nino Brown was a fictional character, as was his crew, but you didn’t have to look far to find their real life counterparts who dominated the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Chicago Cell of Los Zetas Drug Cartel Busted

By David Amoruso

Twenty men, including five alleged members of the notorious Los Zetas drugs cartel, are facing federal narcotics charges in the United States. Based in Chicago, the cell is said to have been responsible for transporting millions of dollars in drug proceeds between the American city and Mexico.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Mexican Drug Cartel's Link To American Banks

By Clarence Walker



"Money is the Root of All Sorts of Evil"



Martin Woods, of Liverpool England, is a noble Englishman in his mid-40's. Blessed with a Sherlock Holmes instinct--with gray-streaked blond hair, and laser sharp eyes. Woods is an expert at sniffing out "dirty" money passing through International Banking Systems.…



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2011 at 6:01am — 1 Comment

Behind the 'Ndrangheta

A history told from the inside



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



'Ndrangheta is a reality well known within Italian underworld but its extreme secrecy makes it almost impenetrable by police. Thanks to the wiretaps, today probably the best way in order to fight organized crime, we came to learn interesting facts and something about the links between the 'Ndrangheta and other… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 30, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Colombian Traffickers Charged With Using Submarines To Smuggle Drugs

By David Amoruso



Last week, the DEA announced the indictment of 56 Colombian nationals for their involvement in drug trafficking from South America to Central America, Mexico and the United States using aircraft and submarines. The war on drugs is still on. And, apparently, so is the need the drug cartels have for submarines to smuggle… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 11, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

Drug Lord Claims Immunity From Prosecution: Secret Alliance Between FBI, DEA & Sinaloa Cartel?

By Clarence Walker



In recent federal court filings in Chicago, a captured major player in Mexico's Sinaloa cartel has made explosive allegations about US authorities' alleged cooperation with the cartel, charging that federal agents allowed the cartel to traffic drugs into the US in return for intelligence on the Sinaloa cartel's rivals,… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Spain: Sunny beaches and lots of organized crime

By David Amoruso



Spain has always been a favorite destination for tourists because of its beautiful culture and warm climate. But organized crime gangs have also become fond of the country, mixing their pleasure with some serious business. In recent years, Spanish authorities have taken notice and started a campaign to rid their historic cities and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 2, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Full-Time Gangsters Part-Time Rappers



By David Amoruso



What a weird world we live in. A world in which we have celebrities who are famous for no apparent reason, at least not a reason anyone can name, they simply are famous. And those that did make it big, have a strong urge to be something else. In an earlier… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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

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