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The Boys from Bethnal Green: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

East is East

American author Robert Warshow declared in an essay: “For the gangster there is only the city, he must inhibit it in order to personify it….not the real city but that dangerous sad city of the imagination which is so much more important, which is the modern world. And…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 5: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is the final part of a 5-part series. To go back to part 4 click here. To start at the beginning…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:57am — 1 Comment

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 4: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 4 of a series. To go back to part 3 click here. To skip to part 5 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:56am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 3: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 3 of a series. To go back to part 2 click here. To skip to part 4 scroll down.

Boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:55am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green - Part 2: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 2 of a series. To go back to part 1 click here. To skip to part 3 scroll down.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:54am — No Comments

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 The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to be…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

The Sicilian banker who left his lucrative job in England to fight the Mafia in his hometown

By David Amoruso

A Sicilian banker had enough of his cushy job and six-figure salary and decided he wanted to do something with more meaning. So he put his life on the line fighting the Mafia as the mayor of a remote village in Sicily.

48-year-old Gaspare Giacalone managed billion-dollar investments as a manager at…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 26, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

VIDEO: In King of Thieves elderly gangsters pull together for biggest heist in history

By David Amoruso

We’ve heard the story before. A bunch of elderly gangsters chatting each other up for one last score, the biggest of their careers. It’s the story of King of Thieves as well. But the difference is that this plot is based on the true story of the 2015 Hatton Garden…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 12, 2018 at 3:41am — No Comments

Caribbean gang that smuggled £1 million worth of cocaine jailed in UK

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Four members of a group that imported at least £1 million worth of cocaine into the United Kingdom from Jamaica were handed prison sentences on Friday. A fifth member is awaiting sentencing, while a sixth is a fugitive. Under the leadership of 41-year-old Nigel Roberts, the gang organized at least…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Blood Life: How robbery led to double homicide earning two United Blood Nation leaders life in prison

By David Amoruso

It was to be a simple robbery. When three members of the United Blood Nation robbed The Mattress Warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 25, 2014, it was just another day at the office. But things escalated quickly once law enforcement picked up a scent.

The trail led them to Jamell…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2018 at 4:28am — No Comments

Organization used insiders at London’s Heathrow airport to smuggle over £16 million worth of drugs

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A crime group that used corrupt baggage handlers to smuggle at least £16 million worth of drugs through London’s Heathrow Airport has been sentenced this week to a total of over 139 years in prison.

The drug pipeline was set up by four men: 30-year-old Damion Goodhall, 31-year-old Wilfred…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

VIDEO: How to stop violent knife attacks in London

By David Amoruso

London is currently experiencing a sharp rise in violent knife attacks by youngsters causing death and sorrow amongst the city’s inhabitants. Though many voices can be heard screaming blame and pointing fingers, those…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 11, 2018 at 4:57am — No Comments

London-based Albanian cocaine gang sent to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three members of a London-based Albanian drug gang involved in trafficking cocaine with a combined estimated street value of £4.2 million have been sent to prison yesterday. All men had previously pleaded guilty following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Metropolitan Police Organised Crime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2018 at 4:44am — No Comments

British secret agents have a license to commit crime

By David Amoruso

After all these decades, James Bond’s license to kill still sounds pretty cool. Though 007 is far removed from the real-life spies working at MI5, they do have a similar license that gives them a pass to commit crime in the United Kingdom, Theresa May, the country’s prime minister revealed in a text on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2018 at 9:56am — No Comments

Secretive drug trafficker pretended to be construction worker to evade police surveillance

By David Amoruso

“Hard work. Dedication.” The phrase has become boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s mantra, his fuel for success. Both are needed to become a success. Hard work to get things going and dedication to keep things growing and continue on one’s path to success. Drug trafficker Ibrahim Miah took this work ethic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 4, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Chinese woman laundered £1.8 million in drugs money for Albanian organized crime group in just two weeks

By David Amoruso

The biggest problem with ill-gotten gains is how to turn them into squeaky clean gotten gains. Because criminal money remains vulnerable to being confiscated by authorities, whereas money laundered clean has no way whatsoever of ever being touched by law enforcement as the recent Panama Papers leak has showed.

Of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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

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