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Puparo's Corner

In Memoriam:



This corner is dedicated to the Palermitan judges Giovanni Falcone (born 1939) and Paolo Borsellino (born 1940). They grew up in the borough Kalsa near Palermo's harbor where Falcone lived in Via Castrofilippo and Borsellino in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Puparo's History of Palermo's Porta Nuova Mandamento

Organized crime at its most organized. That’s what Sicilian Cosa Nostra achieved by organizing all the families on the island in what are called ‘mandamenti’. Gangsters Inc.’s Angelo Carmelo Gallitto explains that “a 'mandamento' is formed by three or more neighboring crime families and it's led by a 'capomandamento', who is a member of the Provincial…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Chester Wheeler Campbell: The 007 of the Detroit Drug Mob

By Christian Cipollini

On February 6, 1975, a near collision between Chester Wheeler Campbell’s Oldsmobile and an on-duty Keego Harbor patrolman’s car would crack open the unbelievable tale of the era’s most dangerous enforcer to the drug lords and mob factions of Detroit. Murder, corruption, espionage and courtroom drama would ensue for two…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2013 at 9:16am — No 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

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

Firepower, Dope and Bloodshed: Mexico Drug Cartels Branch Out to Foreign Continents

Firepower, Dope and Bloodshed: Mexico Drug Cartels Branch Out to Foreign Continents. What's the Real Story Behind This Unbelievable Invasion?



By Clarence Walker, Crime Journalist, Houston Texas.



Editor's Note: Walker previously wrote feature stories about the international drug trade published by Gangsters Inc. To view Walker's previous stories…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

How the Sicilian Mafia flooded the US with heroin



Photo above was taken at Giuseppe Bono's wedding.

Standing: second from left a young Vincent Basciano, the man on his right is Philip Giaccone.

Sitting at the table from left to right: Joseph Benanti, Dominick Trinchera, J.B. Indelicato, Frank Lino, Anthony "Bruno" Indelicato.



By David Amoruso

Posted on October 4, 2008 (First appeared in the 2008 spring issue of… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 27, 2010 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

Drug Boss: Frank Matthews

By Seth Ferranti



In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

British Boss: Tam McGraw



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 15, 2007

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Glasgow`s Mr Lucky or King Rat?



"Glasgow's a town called malice. Everybody's jealous of everybody else. Nobody likes to see that you are getting on in Glasgow. I am not one of the controlling influences in the city. I don't think… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2010 at 6:31pm — No Comments

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