“Mr. Deary, am I going to get that life count they’ve been talking about?” - Frank Matthews
July, 2, 1973, a typical hot, muggy day in New York City. Frank Matthews, alleged drug kingpin, is scheduled to appear in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York. He is already facing…Continue
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Camorra boss Marco Di Lauro (photos above) was arrested in Naples on Saturday after spending 14 years on the run from authorities and rivals as a “super fugitive”. The 38-year-old Mafia leader was found living with his wife and two cats in a modest apartment.
Italian police viewed Di Lauro as the…Continue
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Drug boss Frank Matthews came up like a rocket. His organization made hundreds of millions from drug trafficking, billions in today’s currency. When authorities closed in, he jumped bail in 1973 and vanished with his girlfriend and $20 million. He remains a wanted man. “He disappeared off…Continue
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Some criminal masterminds appear out of nowhere. Ridouan Taghi is that type of gangster. The Moroccan-Dutch drug boss wasn’t known to the public or police until he had already flooded Europe with drugs and littered the streets with bullet-riddled bodies. Now, he is a most wanted fugitive.
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The drug game is played with lots of players and without borders. Something police discovered once more during Operation Goodfellas when they took down several members of an international narcotics pipeline stretching from Mexico to Virginia.
Nearly 150 law enforcement officers from the…Continue
MS-13 leader Anderson Daniel Cabrera Cifuentes (photo above) hated doing time. Not a good thing when you’re looking at serving 162 years in a cell for murder, murder conspiracy, and extortion. But for every problem, there’s a solution.
Last year, in August of 2017, Cifuentes thought he’d found a way…Continue
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Police in Great Britain are asking for information leading to the arrest of a drug boss who went on the lam before being sentenced to 11 years in prison for orchestrating the attempted importation of liquid amphetamine with a street value of around £8 million pounds in April…Continue
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He had disappeared in 2016. Like so many of his colleagues, Calabrian Mafia boss Giuseppe “Peppe” Pelle chose to live the life of a fugitive rather than spend it behind bars. From his hideaway in the Calabrian mountains he oversaw a large network which controlled regional politics.
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Sure. Shigeharu Shirai has made mistakes. Who hasn’t? But he’s learned from them. He’s paid for them. In his line of business mistakes cost. Sometimes even a life. To keep that in mind, he’s had to cut off his little finger. Just so he remembers that mistakes cost dearly and have no place among the…Continue
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Brooklyn mobster Salvatore “Sallie” DeMeo (above, aging through his mugshots) is another great example that when it comes to the Mafia: You don’t retire. In his late seventies, he is still scheming and making millions in the process. But these riches come at a price, one that the government insists he pay.
You could call him a…Continue
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Rene Cruz-Vargas, a member of the drug trafficking organization allegedly led by 47-year-old Mexican national Joel Ibarra-Torres, was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Tuesday for his role in distributing cocaine in Doña Ana County. 41-year-old Cruz-Vargas will be deported after completing his prison…Continue
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The Amsterdam underworld knew Dries Riphagen as the Dutch Al Capone, a violent crime boss ready and willing to end your life to make a buck. But when the second World War ravaged through Europe, Riphagen rebranded himself as one of the Netherlands’ biggest Jew hunters when he partnered with the invading Nazis. Befitting…Continue
A fugitive wanted in connection to a drug trafficking investigation handed himself in to Gibraltar police dripping wet and salty from the sea water he just swam in to reach the island. Jason Waterman turned himself in on Monday evening after learning of a National Crime Agency (NCA) Crimewatch appeal for help to…Continue
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An investigation by the Los Angeles Strike Force resulted Thursday in the indictment of 22 members of a drug trafficking organization linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. They are charged with drug trafficking, money…Continue
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Cetin Gören is a true international operator. As a Dutchman with Turkish roots, he flawlessly moves through the European continent and beyond, organizing massive drug shipments during his travels.
In March of 2007, police in Brazil suspected him of involvement in the smuggling of the party drug ecstasy, along with the Dutchman Eric Adrian Mook, the…Continue
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Turn up the heat! The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for tips leading to the arrest of Eduardo “Tablas” Ravelo, who is listed as a “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive.” He is wanted on charges related to the murders of a pregnant United States consulate employee, her husband, and the husband of a second United…Continue
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Mike Pizzi is a prime example of what you can achieve with hard work and dedication. Starting out on the streets of New York, lacking a formal education, Pizzi went on to join the Marines as a teenager followed by a long and distinguished career as a U.S. Marshal. Now, he sits down with Gangsters Inc. to discuss his days…Continue
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Anthony Harrison Bell used to be free as a bird. Or, as they call a bird in Spanish, free as a “pajaro.” So free in fact that he used his skills as a pilot to smuggle cocaine and marijuana for the drug cartel led by Jose Paz Garcia. But it didn’t last, the bird has been caged, sentenced to 14 years in prison.
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On May 2, 1973, around 12:45 a.m., Assata Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Bryon), the godmother and step-aunt of slain rap star Tupac Shakur, along with Zayd Malik Shakur (born James F. Costan) and Sundiata Acoli (born Clark Squire), were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick by State Trooper James Harper for…Continue