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Sinaloa Cartel member extradited from Mexico to US for smuggling massive amounts of marijuana and cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An alleged member of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Wednesday. 47-year-old Arturo “Chous” Shows Urquidi is charged with money laundering and organizing massive shipments of cocaine and marijuana into the United States.

His trial is scheduled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2018 at 2:34pm — No Comments

International trafficking ring operating in Mexico and U.S. made sex slavery a family business

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Members of an international sex trafficking ring operating out of Mexico were extradited to the United States at the end of last month and beginning of this month. They are charged with forcing adult and underage women into…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Death Penalty for Drug Lords: Is lethal injection the solution to the War on Drugs?

By David Amoruso

The War on Drugs is a complex ordeal with a far-reaching and profound impact on society. While citizens buckle under the weight of drug crimes and addiction, politicians hijacked the theme to project a tough-on-crime image to the public while doing little to solve the problems.

Last week,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2018 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

Cocaine distributor for Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel gets 14 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Drug trafficker Octavius Williams of Irving, Texas, was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2015 to distributing cocaine. The 32-year-old worked with the Los Caballeros Templarios Mexican drug cartel to obtain and distribute multiple kilograms of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Nephews of Venezuela’s first lady each get 18 years in prison for plan to import 800 kilos of cocaine into the U.S.

By David Amoruso

The nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were each sentenced to 18 years in prison on Friday for conspiring to import over 800 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas were convicted by a jury in November 2016, following a two-week trial.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 16, 2017 at 2:44am — 2 Comments

VIDEO: The Day I Met El Chapo, actress Kate del Castillo about her and Sean Penn’s meeting with drug lord

By David Amoruso

It was a meeting plastered across front pages of newspapers and aired on primetime news shows around the world. When Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Hollywood superstar Sean Penn met with most wanted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman the world gasped for breath. What the…

In a three-part Netflix documentary…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2017 at 3:38pm — No Comments

DEA busts Mexican cartel’s California man linked to one of the largest fentanyl seizures in the Pacific Northwest

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Law enforcement agents at the Nogales, Arizona border crossing from Mexico to the United States arrested a California man linked to one of the largest fentanyl seizures in the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday. 

Daniel Guerrero, of Palmdale, California, was identified by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 19, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mexican drug boss indicted on high desert meth lab related charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Mexican national who was previously designated as an important target because of his links to international drug trafficking was indicted Wednesday on federal narcotics charges related to a meth lab in Hesperia where multiple pounds of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2017 at 11:30pm — 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

Profile: Gulf Cartel leader Jorge Costilla-Sanchez

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Drug kingpin Jorge Costilla-Sanchez has pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy drug charges and two counts of assault on a federal officer. 46-year-old Costilla-Sanchez was head of the infamous Gulf Cartel (CDG) in the years following the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments

Profile: La Familia Michoacán Cartel leader Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Drug boss Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina pleaded guilty on Monday to narcotics distribution and money laundering in connection with his leadership role in the La Familia Michoacán Mexican drug cartel, the DEA announced.

Rueda-Medina built his career in La Familia Michoacán, a Mexican drug cartel and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments

Member of Ibarra-Torres drug organization sentenced to 27 months in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Rene Cruz-Vargas, a member of the drug trafficking organization allegedly led by 47-year-old Mexican national Joel Ibarra-Torres, was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Tuesday for his role in distributing cocaine in Doña Ana County. 41-year-old Cruz-Vargas will be deported after completing his prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sinaloa Cartel cell leader self-surrenders at U.S. border

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Apparently, drug lords are now saving U.S. authorities the trouble of having to go through a long-winded extradition procedure by self-surrendering at the border with arms stretched forward and palms up for the handcuffs. That’s what …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 8, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Profile: Los Zetas Cartel boss Ivan Velazquez Caballero

By David Amoruso

Sometimes a nickname tells you all you need to know about a person. They called Los Zetas Cartel boss Ivan Velazquez Caballero “El Talibán.” They did so because just like his namesake in Afghanistan he chopped off heads and put them on display. It was the kind of viciousness that made his rise through one of Mexico’s most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Authorities in El Paso arrest 14 members of Orrantia organization on drug and money laundering charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Federal and state authorities arrested 14 members of the Orrantia drug organization, including the group’s leader Mario Armando Orrantia, on federal narcotics trafficking charges. 51-year-old Orrantia was responsible for the smuggling of hundreds of kilograms of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2017 at 10:12am — No Comments

Massive Sinaloa Cartel drug pipeline into Los Angeles busted by federal authorities

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An investigation by the Los Angeles Strike Force resulted Thursday in the indictment of 22 members of a drug trafficking organization linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. They are charged with drug trafficking, money…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

Mexican boss of major marijuana trafficking organization convicted

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mexican national Armando Javier Picazo Jimenez admitted leading a major marijuana trafficking cell on Wednesday as he pled guilty for his role in a conspiracy to traffic drugs from Laredo to the Dallas area via the use of tractor trailers. The 42-year-old drug boss faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2017 at 11:47am — No Comments

Former Mexican official and his wife charged in money laundering scheme

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Prosecutors unsealed the indictment of the former Tabasco, Mexico, Secretary of Finance following the arrest of his wife in the Houston area. 49-year-old Jose Manuel Saiz-Pineda served as the Secretary of Finance of the Mexican State of Tabasco from 2007 to 2012 under former Governor Andres Granier Melo.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 28, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Major international drug transporter who used submarines, planes to move tons of cocaine extradited from Colombia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Colombian narcotics trafficker Gustavo Bermudez-Vanegas has been brought into the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday where he was arraigned on an international cocaine distribution conspiracy charge. The 57-year-old drug lord was arrested in Colombia on a provisional arrest warrant issued from…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sinaloa cartel boss Dámaso López arrested – Was former right-hand man of drug lord “El Chapo” Guzman

By David Amoruso

Mexican authorities arrested Sinaloa cartel boss Dámaso López in an upper middle class neighborhood in Mexico City early Tuesday morning. He was once the right-hand man of the Sinaloa cartel’s supreme leader,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments

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