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Gerry “The Hint” Coxson and the men England could not tame

By Jon Tait

Just as the Sicilian Mafia’s roots are from a rural crime tradition that sprang up from the citrus groves and cattle rustling on the Mediterranean island, so a British mafia emerged on the Border between England and Scotland some two centuries earlier.

The Anglo-Scottish…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 22, 2018 at 3:34am — No Comments

Crackdown on San Diego street gangs and Mexican Mafia results in 26 charged and 228 guns seized

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twenty-six people, many of them alleged members and associates of criminal street gangs and the Mexican Mafia prison gang, were charged on Thursday with participating in drug- and gun-related conspiracies, including one that alleges a kidnapping and armed robbery that was prevented by law…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2018 at 10:59am — No Comments

Indictments show Mexican Mafia’s control within Los Angeles County Jail and on streets of Pomona

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Law enforcement in California dealt a big blow to the Mexican Mafia on Wednesday, charging 83 individuals in two federal racketeering indictments, one of which outlines how members of the group were able to control drug smuggling, narcotics sales and the extortion of prisoners inside the Los…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Virginia MS-13 gangsters convicted of kidnapping, murder, and extortion

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Six members of the street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were convicted on Monday by a federal jury for their roles in a kidnapping, murder, and extortion conspiracy in Northern…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 5, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ghostface Gangsters prison gang hit with racketeering, murder charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twenty-three members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang have been hit with a 21-count racketeering indictment charging them with crimes ranging from wire fraud to murder. The gang originated in the Cobb County, Georgia jail in 2000, and has since spread through…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 5, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Governor of Tennessee: Gangster Disciples boss Byron Montrail Purdy ruled state’s underworld

By David Amoruso

In the underworld of Tennessee, Byron Montrail Purdy’s reign was unquestioned. He ruled the state as a governor. Not the political kind, mind you. His power went beyond the rule of law. As a governor in the Gangster Disciples, Purdy coordinated racketeering activity and gangland killings in his territory…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 26, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Mexico’s drug cartel violence depicted in Las Vegas Mob Museum photo exhibit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The price of getting high is not just steep, it’s a bloody massacre. One that The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is currently displaying in a temporary photo exhibit which shows the drug cartel violence in Mexico as well as the efforts by brave security forces and citizens to fight back.

“This exhibit is a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 9, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Joloperros: Pay up or get tortured – Vicious and sophisticated crew robbed and kidnapped drug dealers

By David Amoruso

A wide-ranging investigation involving the FBI and several police departments has brought down multiple vicious kidnapping and home invasion crews operating in Lawrence, Massachusetts. According to court documents, these crews – often referred to as “joloperros,” which loosely translates to “stick-up guys” – were…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 14, 2017 at 7:54am — No Comments

Profile: Greek crime boss Panagiotis Vlastos

By Milko

Panagiotis Vlastos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1971. Growing up in Metamorfosi, Vlastos got involved in crime at an early age, committing theft and burglaries. In the 1990s, he and another gangster named Kostas Nastoulis were fighting a gangland war against each other. In 1994, Vlastos murdered Yerasimos Nastoulis, a brother of Kostas, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2017 at 5:58am — No Comments

Sinaloa cartel member gets 24 years in prison for role in kidnapping in US, then murder in Mexico, of colleague

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Organized crime knows no borders. If someone wants you dead, they’ll get you regardless of any walls or border patrols. In El Paso, 34-year-old Sinaloa cartel member Francisco Javier Pulido was sentenced Thursday to 24 years…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 16, 2017 at 10:08am — No Comments

South America is quickly becoming a deadly destination for enterprising gangsters from the Netherlands

By Milko

Dutch gangsters going to South America for some illegal business face a high risk of ending up murdered. In just two years, four men were killed, while another survived getting shot in the head in Panama. All of them were deeply involved in the Netherlands’ underworld.

One week ago, on December 11, 23-year-old Mitchell…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 19, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Power Play: The kidnapping and release of El Chapo’s son

By David Amoruso

A very bold power play. That’s what happened on the night of Monday, August 15, in the trendy La Leche restaurant in the Mexican beach resort Puerto Vallarta.

Inside, Jesus Alfredo Guzmán…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 22, 2016 at 5:26am — No Comments

Profile: Armenian Power leader Mher Darbinyan

By David Amoruso

It ain’t easy being a gangster in Los Angeles. The City of Angels is known as the birthplace of many notorious gangs like the Crips, Bloods, and La Eme. African-Americans and Latinos rule the streets where gang shootings are an everyday occurrence. Surprisingly it was this hostile environment that gave birth to Armenian Power, a gang…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

Gangster-turned-Cage Fighter Lee Murray

By David Amoruso

They gave him the nickname “Lightning Lee” for his knockout power during cage fights. Lee Murray was a strong contender feared by elite fighters the world over. But he was a gangster first and that lifestyle knocked out any hopes he had of becoming a UFC champion.

London, Great Britain, has produced a long line of strong leaders, infamous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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