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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 The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to be…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

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

Smirking and laughing as his victims died violent deaths - Profile: Irish mob hitman “Fat Freddie” Thompson

By David Amoruso

Irish gangster Frederick “Fat Freddie” Thompson’s name is notorious in and around Dublin, Ireland. As leader of a squad of hitmen he orchestrated countless bloody murders in two gang wars that ravaged not just the Irish city, but Europe’s mainland as well.

Thompson was born in 1980 in South…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2018 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

MMA champion Conor McGregor dresses up as Harlem mob boss Bumpy Johnson

By David Amoruso

UFC superstar Conor McGregor continues to draw inspiration from the life and times of infamous gangsters and mob bosses. This weekend, he posed for a photo which he captioned with: “Flinging turkeys out the truck like Bumpy Johnson.”

Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was a notorious …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

Boat skipper convicted of smuggling £84 million cocaine cargo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If he had made it through, it would’ve been the score of a lifetime - both for him and the organization he was working for. Instead, Yesterday, 68-year-old Michael McDermott (photo above), a boat skipper from Ireland, was convicted of trying to smuggle 939 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated £84 million pounds…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments

Bandidos biker club in America severs ties with all its global chapters and creates new patch

By Peter, Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was yet another glorious moment for the Bandidos motorcycle club: On October 8, 2016, the bikers celebrated the founding of their first chapter in the Republic of Ireland. Irish newspapers were filled with articles about, what they labeled, the international, violent, and criminal motorcycle club from…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Prison sentences for crew behind plot to smuggle orange juice crates packed with marijuana into Northern Ireland

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

What seemed like a pretty healthy way to traffic 167 kilograms of cannabis turned out to be too good to be true. Three men behind a plot to smuggle the drugs into Northern Ireland received prison sentences of two years and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

UFC champion Conor McGregor’s fascination with gangsters

By David Amoruso

UFC champion Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters on the planet. A man who talks a big game and backs it up with his fists. Going by the nickname “The Notorious,” McGregor likes to use references to gangster culture to get his points across. Where does his fascination with gangsters come from? And what about his links to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Selfie: UFC champ Conor McGregor’s link to slain Irish gangster

By David Amoruso

Conor McGregor’s nickname may be “The Notorious” but that’s because the UFC champion has a big mouth and is an impressive fighter, not because he has strong links to organized crime.

Talk about McGregor’s links to the underworld comes at the heels of the killing of Irish gangster David Byrne, who was murdered by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chinese network of people smugglers dismantled in Spain

David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

Spanish National Police arrested 89 people in a coordinated operation targeting a Chinese organized crime group specialized in smuggling people into Spain, as a transit country on the way to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and the United States by using forged identity documents or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments

Hit attempt on Irish mob boss John Gilligan

By David Amoruso

Irish gangster John Gilligan was shot by two gunmen this past Saturday as they crashed the christening party of his niece and unleashed several well-placed bullets at the once feared Dublin crime boss. He is currently in Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, recovering from his wounds which are deemed non-life threatening.

The hit was no…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2014 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Irish ‘Godfather’ Eamon Kelly Gunned Down in Dublin

By David Amoruso

He was called “The Godfather” by the Irish media and every gangster who was worth his guns sought his guidance. Crime boss Eamon Kelly sat firmly on top of the Irish underworld and loved every minute of it. Up until his very last minute, yesterday, when he was shot dead by an assassin.

Eamon Kelly spent his last minutes on earth…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2014 at 6:20am — 2 Comments

Irish gang has its own “supermarket” with dope & guns

By David Amoruso

With the festive Holiday season upon us, we at Gangsters Inc. felt it was time to point our readers in the right direction when it comes to the best presents. Everything from great deals to enormous steals. Irish organized crime gave a good example as they offered its members a “supermarket” stocked with shelves full of drugs and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 29, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Boston Boss James "Whitey" Bulger Found Guilty

By David Amoruso

It took a while, but the story of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger finally has a fitting ending. A federal jury found him guilty of the murder of eleven people, as well as numerous counts of extortion, money laundering, drug dealing, and firearms possession. The 83-year-old gangster will now spend the rest of what is left of his life…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 13, 2013 at 5:22am — 5 Comments

Court Showdown Between "Whitey" and "The Rifleman"

By David Amoruso

The trial of James “Whitey” Bulger has been one wild ride so far. With Bulger claiming he wasn’t an FBI informant, getting involved in curse-laced shouting matches with former members of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

The Making of Mob Boss Whitey Bulger

Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger will finally stand trial this week. After going on the lam in 1994 he managed to escape the hands of justice for sixteen years until his arrest in 2011. Now, two years later, he will face a slew of RICO charges and former members of his crew who will testify against him. Boston crime reporter Dick Lehr wrote a new book about Bulger…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2013 at 8:45am — 3 Comments

Irish Crime Boss: Martin "The General" Cahill



By David Amoruso



Martin Cahill was one of Ireland’s most notorious crime bosses. He and his crew were mostly involved in robberies, some of which netted them millions of pounds sterling. And a select few of those, put him on the radar of every cop in Ireland and the United Kingdom. As his notoriety grew, so did his paranoia and violent behavior. But it wasn’t until he… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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