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Mexican cartels tighten iron grip on US drug markets

By David Amoruso

Mexican criminal organizations are the biggest drug threat to the United States, the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment by the DEA reports. They already are the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, but continue to ramp up production and trafficking to flood drug markets in the U.S. “These groups are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 9, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Colombo mobster Giovanni Cerbone

By David Amoruso

Giovanni "John" Cerbone is an alleged made member of the Colombo crime family in New York. According to Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes, 43-year-old Cerbone is part of the crew run by Colombo captain Joseph Amato.

Though he has a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

Operation Mexicalley drug boss sentenced to 144 months

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Drug boss Richard E. Alley was sentenced to 144 months in prison for leading a ring responsible for distributing massive amounts of methamphetamine throughout West Tennessee, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced Monday.

According to the indictment, between February and August 2013, 41-year-old Alley…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

Schuele Boys Gang associate pleads guilty to selling drugs out of variety store

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Robert Brown, aka Pee Wee, 52, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine yesterday. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine. Authorities claim Brown is an associate of the Schuele Boys Gang.

The Schuele Boys Gang, which operated in the Schuele Street area of the East Side of Buffalo, is believed to be responsible for multiple…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family capo Daniel Pagano

By David Amoruso

Genovese captain Daniel Pagano (above) was hit with racketeering charges in early August of 2014. Authorities alleged he participated in a racketeering conspiracy in which he committed extortion, loansharking, and operated an illegal gambling business. It was the latest bust in a long mob career for the 61-year-old Pagano. In 2015, he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

DEA hero in War on Drugs honored by Secretary of Defense

By David Amoruso

When President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs” in the summer of 1971, many regarded it as a hyperbole for increasing the size and presence of federal drug control agencies. For many years that’s what it was. But with the Mexican drug cartels killing federal agents and the fight against drug farmers in Afghanistan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 1, 2015 at 5:51am — 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

Gambino mobster charged with 2002 murder of rival

By David Amoruso

Gambino crime family associate Gennaro “Jerry” Bruno (above) was hit with racketeering charges yesterday. Authorities say Bruno was involved in the 2002 murder of a rival, narcotics trafficking, extortion, and obstruction of justice. The mobster was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, by FBI agents, and faces a long hard time behind…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments

The Canadian Connection: Flooding the U.S. with dope

By David Amoruso

Until authorities took it down, the Bonanno crime family in New York, the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, and the Rizzuto clan and Hells Angels in Montreal ran one hell of a lucrative drug pipeline. One that made its participants hundreds of millions of dollars and gave legions of drug users their fix. Nothing new there really.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2014 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

Female Drug Boss Jean Brown

By David Amoruso

The criminal underworld is, and always has been, a man’s world. But women frequently manage to carve out their own place and territory in ganglands the world over. Among them Jean Brown, a 43-year-old woman from Jamaica, who ran a multi-million dollar drug business operating in Jamaica and multiple U.S. cities.

Call it a mom and pop business. The…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2013 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

Violent Gambino Drug Crew Pleads Guilty

By David Amoruso

Five members and associates of the Gambino Crime Family pleaded guilty in New York yesterday to a host of crimes including racketeering, drug trafficking, extortion, gambling and murder conspiracy. The five Gambinos were part of the big nation wide mob bust that went down in January of 2011.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 27, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

Square Grouper: Godfathers of Ganja

By David Amoruso



When the people that brought you the documentary Cocaine Cowboys have a new film out, you know it is going to be a must-see. And with Square Grouper: Godfathers of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 7, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

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