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All Blog Posts Tagged 'London' (27)

VIDEO: BBC’s McMafia takes viewers into Russian mob and around the world of organized crime

By David Amoruso

Follow the money, seasoned investigators will tell you. You’ll never know where it will take you. In the new BBC crime series McMafia the money takes us around the world – from money launderers in Dubai, cyber criminals in India, black marketeers in Zagreb, and …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Crime group used corrupt banking insider to launder £16 million

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five men have admitted being part of a network responsible for laundering at least £16 million pounds stolen by international cyber criminals, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency. Four pleaded guilty in June, while the fifth pleaded guilty yesterday.

Iurie Mereacre, a 37-year-old …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

Albanian drug traffickers in London, England, sentenced to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three Albanian men have been sentenced to prison this week after pleading guilty to conspiring to supply cocaine and conspiring to launder over £170,000. 23-year-old Algert Lami (top, left), 20-year-old Roland Vasija (top,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 7, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Boss of international drug syndicate known as the Sultan arrested following joint investigation by DEA, agencies

By David Amoruso

It’s a drug case that has all the ingredients of a James Bond movie. An alleged international drug lord known as the Sultan was arrested at his London home on Friday, following investigations by the National Crime Agency and US Drug Enforcement Administration (…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 26, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Gang that conspired to smuggle £10M worth’ of heroin from Pakistan to England get lengthy prison sentences

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight heroin traffickers from Birmingham in the United Kingdom were jailed for a combined 139 years yesterday following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation. The group conspired to import heroin worth up to £10 million…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2017 at 5:10am — No Comments

Profile: British drug boss Patrick “Badger” Maloney

By David Amoruso

It’s always nice to see the older generation pass on its wisdom to the youngsters out there. Except when that wisdom pertains to trafficking drugs. Yet that’s exactly what 62-year-old Patrick Maloney did, running a crew of young dealers that bragged to clients they could deliver drugs anywhere “within 30 minutes of central London and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments

Albanian organized crime gangs are taking increasing control over Europe’s profitable narcotics markets

By David Amoruso

Albanian gangsters have established a high-profile influence within the underworld in Great Britain, controlling much of the country’s drug trafficking market, particularly cocaine, according to a new report by the National Crime Agency. Albanian organized crime gangs have also upped their presence in the Netherlands,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

Albanian organized crime pair jailed after they were caught with 1 kilogram brick of cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Albanian drug traffickers Artan Markaj (23) and Marsela Kreka (30) were sentenced to 6 years 9 months and 8 years respectively on Monday. They were jailed as the result of a National Crime Agency investigation in which 5.5 kilogram of high-purity cocaine was taken off the streets.

Officers caught the duo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

British armed robber goes back to jail for importing guns and ammo from United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A convicted armed robber has been sent back to prison after being found guilty of importing two firearms and fifty rounds of 9mm ammunition from the United States. 45-year-old Jason Nicholas was sentenced to 12 years behind bars on June 23.

Police got on his trail in February 2015, after Border Force…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

International money launderers who used London hotel room as office sentenced to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Four people who used a North London hotel room to conduct their money laundering activities were imprisoned this week for nearly 12 years. The professional operation saw almost £1 million pounds switch hands on the day British police made arrests.

“Money laundering props up organized crime. It helps…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 6:15am — No Comments

Profile: Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj

By David Amoruso

Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj was on a roll. Still only in his early 30s, he ran one of the hottest phone lines in the United Kingdom. Almost 100,000 calls were made to his London call center by people who, well, they wanted to buy cocaine. And…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

London crime boss Patrick Adams gets 9 years for shooting man in the chest after suspecting he was a snitch

By Gangsters Inc. Editors - posted November 29 / updated December 3

Patrick Adams, a leading figure of the Clerkenwell crime syndicate in London, admitted shooting a suspected informant in the chest. The 60-year-old gangster pleaded guilty Wednesday to “causing grievous bodily harm with intent,” the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments

How Russian oligarchs turned the country of Latvia into their own personal money laundering machine

Grave of KGB lawyer Andris Grutups in Riga, Latvia

By John Christmas

An open secret has been continuing in Latvia ever since the USSR broke up in 1991. The Latvian government is protecting a circle of Kremlin-linked banks catering to non-resident shell-company depositors. Although these…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Gambling remains the Mafia’s bread and butter

By David Amoruso

It is fitting that the one constant activity in the volatile life of a mobster is and always will be gambling. In a life where any day can be your last, where your best friend might be the one to shoot you in the head, the game of chance has continued…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

How mob boss Meyer Lansky laundered the American Mafia’s dirty cash – and made them bigger than U.S. Steel

By David Amoruso

The pinnacle of organized crime is laundering your ill-gotten monies into crispy clean dollar bills that are out of reach of law enforcement and the IRS. Nowadays, this is something understood by most crime bosses and drug lords, but back in the 1930s there was just one man who had the vision and smarts to help the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2016 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Profile: London crime boss Bekir “The Duke” Arif

By David Amoruso

London has a rich gangland history filled with “proper” villains, as they say. But when it comes to organized crime the scene has been dominated by a select group of families, often brothers. Like the notorious Kray twins and the infamous Adams Family, the Arif clan sent chills down many spines.

By 2004, British media even labeled the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments

13 – Layer Cake (2004)

13 - Layer Cake (2004)

BACK TO NUMBER 12: BEST GANGSTER SCENES - NEXT: NUMBER 13

Before Daniel Craig was Bond. James Bond. He was Mister X, a successful London drug dealer tasked with finding his boss’ daughter. She was kidnapped under strange…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 12:41pm — No Comments

14 - The Long Good Friday (1980)

14 - The Long Good Friday (1980)

BACK TO NUMBER 13 BEST GANGSTER SCENES

One of Britain’s best gangster movies ever. Starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren, this film was all class. It tells the story of a London crime boss, played by Hoskins, who’s on the verge…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The American Mafia bets on the world and wins big

By David Amoruso

Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

BBC’s McMafia tells story of £1 billion Russian gang war

By David Amoruso

Move over HBO and The Sopranos, there’s gonna be a new tough guy in TV land. And this one’s coming from the United Kingdom where the BBC has announced it will produce a new series based on the true crime book McMafia.

Just like Misha Glenny’s best-selling book of the same…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 8:08am — No Comments

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