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The deadly battle for control over New York’s Chinatown

By David Amoruso

New York City is a booming business for those who rule over it. For over a century, the Italian American Mafia’s five families of La Cosa Nostra ruled its boroughs with an iron fist. Yet, by the 1990s, the mob’s power had dwindled giving other groups a chance at their own piece of this lucrative pie.

New York's Chinatown has…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2016 at 5:33am — No Comments

Profile: Shanghai Triad boss Du Yueh-sheng

By David Amoruso

Du Yueh-sheng was one of the most important crime bosses in Shanghai during the 1900s. A man who came up as a tough street kid known for violence and eventually wound up running a string of opium dens throughout the Chinese city.

For obvious reasons, he was given the nickname “Big-eared Du.” Born at the end of the 1880s, Du quickly made…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: The Infiltrator (2016)

By David Amoruso

Heisenberg takes on Pablo Escobar! If you ever needed a line to sell your movie this is it. In The Infiltrator we see Bryan Cranston, known best for his role as Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad, as a seasoned undercover U.S. Customs agent who goes in deep as he infiltrates the American branch of Colombian drug lord…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 26, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

VIDEO: Colombian commandos capture drug lord after shootout

By David Amoruso

The hunt continues. Despite more and more reports showing the war on drugs has been lost, brave men and women continue the fight against those behind the production and distribution of illegal narcotics.

As this spectacular video footage taken by Colombian jungle commandos shows, it is a dangerous …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2016 at 2:33am — No Comments

Aryan Brotherhood boss gets 294 months for racketeering, drug trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Anthony Ramon Hall, a leading member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) prison gang, was sentenced in federal court today to 294 months in prison for conspiring to conduct a racketeering enterprise and related charges.

The 40-year-old prison gangster had pleaded guilty on June 9, 2015, and in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 15, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Profile: Gambino family associate Gennaro Bruno

By David Amoruso

Gennaro “Jerry” Bruno’s criminal career began when he joined a violent Ozone Park, Queens, street gang called the Young Guns. Surrounded by a group of young, wannabe thugs, Bruno began establishing his credentials as a gangster. His end goal was clear: La Cosa Nostra.

Throughout its history, the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 14, 2016 at 6:02am — No Comments

Five Sacramento men charged with trafficking drugs and guns

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment Thursday against five Sacramento men, charging them with various crimes related to trafficking in narcotics and firearms. Undercover agents managed to win their trust and allegedly bought drugs and guns from the defendants. This case is the product of an investigation…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2016 at 8:26am — No Comments

Profile: London crime boss Bekir “The Duke” Arif

By David Amoruso

London has a rich gangland history filled with “proper” villains, as they say. But when it comes to organized crime the scene has been dominated by a select group of families, often brothers. Like the notorious Kray twins and the infamous Adams Family, the Arif clan sent chills down many spines.

By 2004, British media even labeled the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments

Trucking company boss guilty of trafficking 2,200 kilos of marijuana

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A federal jury in Corpus Christi has returned guilty verdicts against 55-year-old Edilberto Maso Diaz of Mesquite, on all counts as charged in a marijuana conspiracy. The jury deliberated for less than five hours Tuesday before convicting Diaz of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and three…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sicilian police arrest leading figures of Stidda clan

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Police in Ragusa, Sicily, have arrested three people they believe are leading members of the Carbonaro-Dominante clan of La Stidda, the island’s second crime group behind Cosa Nostra. They have also seized an arsenal of firearms, including sniper rifles.

The arrests and seizures are part of Operation Reset, aimed at…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Teaser trailer for “650 Lifer,” new White Boy Rick documentary

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Teaser trailer below.

He was a kid among men. Violent men. When Richard “White Boy Rick” Wershe Jr. was just a teenager he ran with a crew of drug dealers in 1980s Detroit handling multi-kilos of cocaine. He did so at the behest of the Detroit Police Department who had…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Supreme Team comic hits stores like crack cocaine in 1980s

By David Amoruso

Move over Spiderman and Batman! The Supreme Team is taking over. Author Seth Ferranti is bringing the infamous true story of drug kingpin Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff to the world of comic books and graphic novels usually inhabited by super heroes and Anime school girls.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments

Right-hand-man of Suriname president's son guilty in U.S. drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Another strike was dealt against the South American country of Suriname on Wednesday when Edmund Muntslag was found guilty by an American court of trying to bring shipments of drugs into the United States.

Muntslag faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. According to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

Life of Mafia boss Lucky Luciano paints gritty comic book

By David Amoruso

The life story of legendary New York mob boss Charles “Lucky” Luciano continues to entertain the masses. After adaptations for cinema and television, Luciano’s criminal adventures now find their way to the world of comic books with the help of best-selling and award-winning crime authors Christian Cipollini and Seth…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 20, 2016 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Folk Nation gang leader gets consecutive terms of life in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Yasser Ashburn, the leader of a set of the violent street gang Folk Nation operating primarily in the Crown Heights and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment yesterday. 

32-year-old Ashburn led a Folk Nation set of 20 to 25 members that operated…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2016 at 12:08pm — No Comments

16 Latin Kings gangsters arrested for drug trafficking in Long Beach, NY

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Sixteen members and associates of the Latin Kings street gang were charged yesterday with four narcotics trafficking conspiracies, including conspiracies to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base (crack cocaine), ethylone (molly), and marijuana.

The indictment is the product of a two-year…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

40 gang members charged with drug trafficking in Puerto Rico

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Federal authorities arrested 34 members of a drug trafficking organization which operated in the Santiago Iglesias Public Housing Project, in the municipality of Ponce, in Puerto Rico, Tuesday. They are charged with a variety of drug crimes and, if convicted, face a minimum sentence of 10 years, and up to life in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 10, 2016 at 2:07am — No Comments

Belgian pharmaceutical companies sold drug lord ephedrine

By David Amoruso

Seven pharmaceutical companies in Belgium have been accused of selling large amounts of medicine containing ephedrine to Mexican drug lord Ezio Figueroa-Vasquez (photo above), who used the products to manufacture $360 million worth of crystal meth.

As a criminal one has to cut corners and be creative. Meth cooks have been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2016 at 5:13am — No Comments

Violent Seven Mile Bloods gangsters indicted in Detroit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twelve more members of the Seven Mile Bloods street gang in Detroit were charged in a superseding indictment Tuesday, adding charges for racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, firearms violations and related offenses. The previous indictment had charged three other individuals.

The Seven Mile Bloods (SMB) gang…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Mexican drug boss El Chapo "desperate" for American prison

By David Amoruso

“Try to get me extradited as fast as possible,” Mexico’s most powerful drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman recently asked his lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez. Guzman made his plea “in a moment of desperation” over his treatment in prison, the lawyer told AFP today.

Guzman is currently living under a much stricter regime,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2016 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

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