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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

Jumping Bail: How legendary drug kingpin Frank “Black Caesar” Matthews disappeared forever

By Ron Chepesiuk

“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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2019 at 9:06am — No Comments

“American Gangster” Frank Lucas dead at 88

By David Amoruso

Former Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas passed away yesterday. He was 88. Lucas was immortalized in 2007 with the release of “American Gangster”, which detailed his rise and fall but fictionalized a lot of events. Denzel Washington starred as Lucas.

Born in North Carolina, Lucas moved to New York after the Ku Klux Klan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 3:16pm — No Comments

In the Irish city of Dublin, a crew known as “The Family” is flooding the streets with heroin and cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Police in Ireland busted a member of what media call “a veteran crime gang known as The Family” and seized almost €300,000 euros of drugs. A 48-year-old man was arrested on Monday night in Ballyfermot, a suburb of Dublin.

Authorities are withholding the man’s identity, as is custom…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 16, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Female United Blood Nation boss sentenced to over 17 years in prison on drug and gun charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A female leader of the “Billie East Side Bloods,” a gang that is part of the United Blood Nation, and several gang members were sentenced to prison on drug and gun charges on Tuesday. At sentencing, the judge characterized the group as one of the most dangerous criminal organizations the federal…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 22, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments

Bronx auto body shops fixed cars and users’ lust for heroin, fentanyl and cocaine

By David Amoruso

Nine members of a drug ring were arrested on Wednesday and charged with trafficking in heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine through an auto body shop in the Bronx, New York. “These defendants were a network that outwardly offered to fix cars but was really an organization that would supply a fix of heroin or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2019 at 2:47am — No Comments

Rhode Island drug trafficker faces up to life in prison for distributing heroin in southeastern Connecticut

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Rhode Island drug trafficker faces life imprisonment after having been found guilty on Wednesday of distributing large amounts of heroin. 30-year-old Eddy Pena was busted after several heroin overdoses in southeastern Connecticut sparked an investigation.

The overdoses include two deaths…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2019 at 1:26am — No Comments

Elusive drug boss Frank Matthews to hit the big screen: From narco billionaire at 28 to mysterious phantom

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2019 at 4:55am — No Comments

Two members of Queens-based Black Rain drug crew charged in 1992 cold case slayings

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Justice never forgets. Two members of the New York drug crew Black Rain were indicted for their role in two 1992 murders. Both men are now into their 50s and 60s but will face charges for these cold case murders and other crimes dating back to the early 1990s.

60-year-old Darin “Satch”…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 8, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Afghan man trafficking heroin to U.S. to fund Taliban terror groups caught in DEA sting operation

By David Amoruso

Sometimes wars cross paths. In the case of Haji Abdul Satar Abdul Manaf (photo above), an Afghani accused of importing heroin into the United States and engaging in narco-terrorism for both the Taliban and the Haqqani Network, the wars on drugs and terror intertwine into a dangerous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 8, 2019 at 5:34am — No Comments

Black P-Stone gangster pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A member of the Black P-Stone gang pleaded guilty on February 1, 2019, to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy. 36-year-old Arthur Taylor participated in a crew that was responsible for distributing more than 100 grams of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2019 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Two more sentenced as a result of Operation Dirty Bird targeting heroin trafficking organization

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two men were sentenced to prison on Friday as a result of Operation Dirty Bird, an extensive federal, state, and local investigation aimed at dismantling a large-scale heroin trafficking network based in Ascension Parish,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

End of violence as enforcer for Donald White drug organization gets life for murder and heroin trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An enforcer for a St. Louis drug trafficking group was sentenced to life in prison Thursday on narcotics conspiracy and murder charges. 55-year-old Donald “OG” Stewart was recruited as a shooter for the organization led by Donald White and engaged in multiple acts of violence, prosecutors…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 26, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Triads: Origins of the Chinese Mafia

By David Amoruso

The Chinese Mafia - better known as the Triads - has a complicated history seeped in political conflict that occurred centuries ago, when emperors and dynasties ruled China and monks used kung fu to rise up against their oppressors.

During its long and rich history China has seen a lot of bloodshed. Centuries ago Chinese…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 8, 2019 at 11:18am — No Comments

Drug broker “Pony” trafficked with various Mexican cartels, including La Familia Michoacán and Los Zetas

By David Amoruso

It’s easy to forget that narcotics is just like any other business – albeit a lot more violent. But in essence, the mechanism is the same. 43-year-old Gabino Peralta-Saucedo knew this all too well.

Nicknamed “Pony”, Peralta-Saucedo hails from Michoacán in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Dominican drug lord dubbed “Boss of Bosses” sentenced to 20 years in prison in international operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The “Boss of Bosses” of a large-scale drug organization was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Friday. 51-year-old Juan Valdez (photo above) ran a business which imported multiple kilograms of heroin and cocaine from Mexico that was distributed to mid-level and street dealers in Rhode…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Corrupt British border officer caught smuggling drugs and guns found guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Nothing sadder than a corrupt public servant who breaks his oath to protect society against crime and terror. In England, a joint investigation by the National Crime Agency, Metropolitan Police, and French police was able to catch one such official as he attempted to smuggle guns and drugs into…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2018 at 8:36am — No Comments

Fifteen members and associates of the Bloods gang charged in Long Island drug bust

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Fifteen members and associates of the Bloods were charged on Wednesday with trafficking crack cocaine throughout Long Island. Three separate indictments were unsealed in federal court in Central…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 15, 2018 at 3:30am — No Comments

Second mobster identified as suspect in prison murder of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger

By David Amoruso

Authorities have identified a second suspect in the brazen murder of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger at a federal prison in West Virginia. 44-year-old Paul J. DeCologero allegedly killed Bulger with Fotios “Freddy” Geas and one other man.

DeCologero was part of “the life” as a member of his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2018 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

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