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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

Sinaloa cartel operation busted in New York – Ring used front companies that listed coke & heroin as sea cucumbers

By David Amoruso

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be behind bars and on his way to an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 10, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments

Texas Mexican Mafia gang members charged in drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eleven individuals were arrested as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation named “Smokey’s Café,” involving a heroin trafficking conspiracy, the DEA announced yesterday. Five of them are alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia.

Laredo residents Jose Ricardo Diaz (42), Pedro…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2016 at 3:47am — No Comments

West Coast Crips gang boss gets life for drug crimes

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

West Coast Crips gang leader Randy Alton Graves (photo above, center) was sentenced in federal court Tuesday morning to life in prison for multiple drug-related crimes. The 53-year-old gangster has more than a dozen felony and misdemeanor…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Beltran Leyva drug cartel's Acapulco boss arrested

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mexican authorities arrested the leader of the Acapulco division of the Beltran Levya drug cartel, Federal Police said in a statement Friday. Carlos Alberto “N,” alias “El Ruso,” is suspected of coordinating drug shipments and sales in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 24, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Spokane meth boss gets life for vicious murder of drug dealer

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Domingo “Junior” Valdovinos (above) was sentenced Wednesday to a life term in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of murder in connection with a drug trafficking conspiracy. The judge also imposed two 30-year terms of imprisonment for Valdovinos’s convictions for …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2016 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Star actress who met with El Chapo fears Mexican government is spying on her

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

This girl was in way over her pretty little head. Actress Kate del Castillo made headlines last year when she – together with Hollywood actor Sean Penn – had a face-to-face meeting with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 19, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Former Houston police officer gets over 30 years in prison for role in Los Zetas drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former Houston police officer was sentenced yesterday to over 30 years in prison for his role in a large-scale drug operation. Noe Juarez was convicted on January 15, 2015, for dealing 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and assisting an organization responsible for distributing hundreds of kilograms of cocaine…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 30, 2016 at 11:41am — No Comments

Sinaloa cartel’s Kansas City drug chief gets life in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel’s branch in Kansas City was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking on Monday. 27-year-old Juan Manuel Lopez-Garcia, a citizen of Mexico who lived in Kansas City, was convicted by a jury…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2016 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Clock is ticking: Mexico approves El Chapo’s extradition to US

By David Amoruso

It remains hard to believe, but the moment Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, will set foot in an American prison cell is coming ever closer. Yesterday, Mexico’s foreign ministry approved his extradition to the United States where he faces a long list of charges ranging from money laundering and drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Trucking company boss guilty of trafficking 2,200 kilos of marijuana

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A federal jury in Corpus Christi has returned guilty verdicts against 55-year-old Edilberto Maso Diaz of Mesquite, on all counts as charged in a marijuana conspiracy. The jury deliberated for less than five hours Tuesday before convicting Diaz of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and three…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sinaloa drug cartel’s chief hitman arrested in Rosarito

By David Amoruso

It is said that in the war on drugs there are no winners. One side just loses more slowly. Nowhere is this more the case than in Mexico where citizens are dying every day in a circle of vicious violence. They look to the police to protect them but all too many times, the police have switched sides and work for the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments

Belgian pharmaceutical companies sold drug lord ephedrine

By David Amoruso

Seven pharmaceutical companies in Belgium have been accused of selling large amounts of medicine containing ephedrine to Mexican drug lord Ezio Figueroa-Vasquez (photo above), who used the products to manufacture $360 million worth of crystal meth.

As a criminal one has to cut corners and be creative. Meth cooks have been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2016 at 5:13am — No Comments

Mexican drug boss El Chapo "desperate" for American prison

By David Amoruso

“Try to get me extradited as fast as possible,” Mexico’s most powerful drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman recently asked his lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez. Guzman made his plea “in a moment of desperation” over his treatment in prison, the lawyer told AFP today.

Guzman is currently living under a much stricter regime,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2016 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

14 charged in Texas meth case part of Operation Dream Catcher

By Gangsters Inc.’s Editors

A total of 14 people are now in custody on methamphetamine charges in three separate cases, all part of Operation Dream Catcher, which also led to the apprehension of 7 and 15 more individuals in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, respectively.

Those taken into custody included:

  • Jorge…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Cartel boss Alfredo Beltran Leyva pleads guilty to international drug charges

By Gangsters Inc.’s Editors

Mexican drug lord Alfredo Beltran Leyva (photo above), also known as Mochomo, one of the leaders of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, an organization responsible for importing multi-ton quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, pleaded guilty yesterday to participating in an international narcotics trafficking…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments

El Chapo's beauty queen wife says she fears for his life

By David Amoruso

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, fears for her husband’s life, claiming that the Mexican government is treating him to harsh and inhumane prison conditions as punishment for his escape from the same jail in 2015.

Guzman’s 26-year-old wife, former beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

My loving dad was a gangster and Bugsy Siegel’s close friend

By David Amoruso

It was a day that would go down in mob history. The murder of mob boss Bugsy Siegel on June 20, 1947, shocked the American underworld and dominated news stories in all major cities. It was also a day that, years later, would cause a young girl…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

56 bosses and members of MS-13 hit with racketeering charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editor

The Boston branch of La Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, took a big hit last Friday morning when 56 alleged leaders, members, and associates of the criminal organization were indicted on federal racketeering conspiracy charges, including charges related to murder and drug trafficking. 

Over 400 federal,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2016 at 7:29am — No Comments

What was Sean Penn’s role in the capture of El Chapo?

By David Amoruso

Just when you thought the story of Joaquin Guzman, Mexico’s top drug lord, couldn’t get any stranger, Hollywood’s bad boy and Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn steps into the fold with an exclusive interview he had with El Chapo several months ago. Despite all of Guzman’s answers, the interview mainly raises questions. Among them,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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