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Italian Organized Crime: Cosa Nostra, Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita

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By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Italian organized crime, divided in Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, is a rich and powerful criminal enterprise with a lot of connections and branches around the world.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

How ATF’s Fast and Furious crashed and burned

By David Amoruso

It was to be the a huge blow against Mexican drug cartels. “These cartels will be destroyed,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. Led by the ATF, Operation Fast and Furious was to cripple the cartels’ ability to traffic and use American guns. But things turned out very differently and people continue to die from ATF-facilitated…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 7, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

The scoop on the man who brought down Genovese

“His impact on the American Mafia was much more than to just have helped the law incarcerate a man who at the time, they considered perhaps the most powerful hoodlum in the country. By helping to nail him and thus sending him to prison, he created a chain of events that would have perhaps, the most significant repercussions on Italian-American organized crime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2014 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

'Ndrangheta and Gambino family in global drug bust

By David Amoruso

A joint operation by the FBI and Italian authorities has shut down an international narcotics pipeline between South America and Europe. During raids in the United States and Italy agents arrested 26 people. The investigation targeted the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta and the New York Gambino crime family. And once more, the FBI managed to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Russian Mafia Boss Rakhimov and the Sochi Olympics

By David Amoruso

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Russian organized crime and politics have become so intertwined that it is difficult to distinguish a member of the country’s parliament from a member of the vor z zakone, popularly known as the Russian Mafia. With President Putin as boss of bosses mobsters in Russia are feasting on rampant corruption…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

Montreal Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto (1946 - 2013)

By David Amoruso

“And like that, poof. He's gone.”

Vito Rizzuto, leader of the Mafia in Montreal, passed away today at age 67. He was hospitalized on Sunday for heart problems and was suffering from lung cancer. His death, of natural causes no less, comes as a huge surprise. Rizzuto was an enigma throughout his criminal career and had a knack for not…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

I’m funny how? Like a clown?

By David Amoruso

With all the violence in this sordid world of ours we should remember that, no matter how difficult things get, laughing helps. It lightens our mood. We are able to cope with unimaginable sorrow. The dark underworld might not offer us many laughs but we at Gangsters Inc. decided to dig deep and find a smile buried beneath a pile of dirt. Cause, hey, that’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 8, 2013 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

International Albanian Heroin Ring Busted in Italy

By David Amoruso

European police smashed an international heroin trafficking ring operating in Italy last week, arresting 71 individuals in Italy, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Italian Carabinieri ROS began Operation Ellenika in March 2009, focusing on a Kosovo/Albanian organized crime group involved in trafficking large…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

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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