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Music label or violent gang? Original Block Hustlaz provided soundtrack while it flooded Philadelphia with drugs

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

When your main business is illegal, it’s smart to have a legit front business. The Original Block Hustlaz officially were a rap music label that consisted of artists and producers. Behind the scenes, however, they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 29, 2019 at 7:27am — No Comments

Drug trafficker with ties to Sinaloa Cartel sentenced to over 17 years behind bars

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A member of a “substantial drug trafficking organization with direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel” was sentenced on Monday…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 22, 2019 at 4:11am — No Comments

Alleged Chicago gang boss charged with sending funds to ISIS in Syria – other gangsters busted for drugs

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An alleged Chicago-area gang boss was arrested last week for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

One Mafia murder and everyone ends up in prison – Lucchese crime family bosses and hitmen found guilty

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

For a few years, the New York Mafia seemed to have quieted down. Increased scrutiny from law enforcement coupled with RICO made mobsters rethink their violent deeds, opting for less conspicuous ways of getting…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.              

“You never know what enough is unless you know what is more than enough.” - William Blake     

It’s a story with more twists and turns than a novel by Agatha Christie. A list of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:13am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight – Part 2: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

This is part 2 of Five Minutes to Midnight. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:12am — No Comments

Britain’s biggest ever drugs pipeline busted by National Crime Agency – Billions worth’ of drugs smuggled

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) calls it “an industrial-scale operation – the biggest ever uncovered in the United Kingdom” involving the importation of over 50 tons of drugs worth billions of pounds from the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 10, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

California Crip went from selling drugs to funding his own career as an author

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Stanley James II isn’t silent about his membership in the Crips. It’s something that defined him as a person and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 8, 2019 at 3:44pm — No Comments

“Fuck you! Pay me!” – Lucchese Mafia family boss ordered hit on gangster who refused to pay his $100K debt

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Who said the New York Mafia lost its teeth? The Lucchese crime family, one of the city’s five La…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 8, 2019 at 1:30am — No Comments

Former Mexican State Attorney General gets 20-year prison sentence for assisting drug cartel

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Nothing is more despicable than a public servant abusing the trust citizens placed in him or her. Especially when so many people suffer by his or her actions. Like in the case of Edgar Veytia, the former State…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

Modesto Hells Angels, including vice president, hit with gun and drug charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three Modesto Hells Angels bikers, including the charter’s vice president and secretary, were indicted and hit with gun and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 23, 2019 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Cocaine and Gelato: Profile of Bonanno Mafia family mobster Salvatore Russo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Bonanno crime family associate Salvatore Russo is considered trustworthy by his peers in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

United Blood Nation gangsters plead guilty to RICO conspiracy involving multiple murders

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

In the underworld, death is always around the corner. Especially if one was to run into two men nicknamed “Savage” and “Murda Mo,” both are North Carolina members of the United Blood Nation (UBN or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2019 at 2:02am — No Comments

Unsung Heroes: The fixers who help tell the stories of the violent drug underworld

By Niko Vorobyov

Over the past few years, I’ve been putting together a book, Dopeworld, about the international war on drugs. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a horse in this race, having spent a year in the hoosegow for distributing various brain-tickling treats, and I drew upon that experience. I’ve also travelled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 25, 2019 at 2:29pm — No Comments

The Untouchables: How Britain’s top gangsters got rich off armed robberies and smuggling tons of drugs

By Peter Walsh

At the start of the 1990s, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise noted the domination of the cannabis trade by established organized crime. The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to be…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments

New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa sentenced to 6 years in prison on gun charges

By David Amoruso

Alleged New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa was sentenced to 6 years in prison on Tuesday for possessing nine firearms, including three automatic assault rifles and a silencer. 48-year-old Ragusa was busted in Operation OTremens, a joint investigation which unearthed a partnership between Mafia families…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Baltimore gangster arrested by FBI in Dominican Republic after spending two years on the lam

By David Amoruso

Fugitive Roger “Milk” Taylor (photo above) was arrested by authorities this week after spending two years on the run. Taylor was wanted on federal drug charges in Baltimore and is alleged to be a member of Trained to Go, one of the city’s most violent gangs.

28-year-old Taylor had gone on the lam in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 5, 2019 at 12:40pm — No Comments

The King of Heroin: Profile of drug boss Sadullah Unnu, who flooded Europe with dope

By Milko

Turkish-Dutch drug boss Sadullah Unnu is nicknamed “The King of Heroin.” A pretty clear indication of his chosen occupation and top selling product. Born in Turkey and raised in the Netherlands, he roamed through Europe as he built an expansive network that pushed dope into the veins of European…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments

Aryan Brotherhood gangsters directed violent crimes and murder from inside California's most secure prisons

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Sixteen members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged with racketeering and murder on Thursday after a long-running investigation into drug trafficking and violence inside and outside of California’s most secure prisons.

Nine defendants have been arrested on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

From Rags to Riches - Profile of Harlem drug kingpin Leroy "Nicky" Barnes



By David Amoruso



Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is a legend of African American organized crime history. Once a dope fiend himself, he kicked the habit, and became the main distributor of heroin in Harlem, NY. In 2007 his autobiography "Mr Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Heroin's Teflon Don" was released. In it Barnes tells his story. How he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 5:09am — 2 Comments

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