The ghost of Pablo Escobar continues to haunt his former associates. In newly declassified cables from the State Department, Álvaro Uribe, former Colombian president and one of the nation’s most powerful political figures, was frequently accused of having close ties to drug lords such as…Continue
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It’s hard to become a new person. If you’ve spent years of your life trafficking drugs, committing kidnappings, robberies, and brutal murders all the while surrounded by like-minded men then changing yourself isn’t just hard, it becomes impossible.
Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez (photo above), a man…Continue
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They don’t call the criminal underworld a jungle for nothing. There are many similarities between the animal kingdom and the world of gangs and the Mafia. There is a food chain, there are specific roles to play, there is a dominant species, and there is a King that rules the land.
But what about…Continue
What’s in a title? Loving Pablo is the latest in a long line of documentaries, television series and movies about Colombia’s most notorious drug lord and proof that Hollywood’s love for…Continue
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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.
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.…Continue
His is an amazing story. If only because not many men with similar lives would live to tell it. John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez is still very much alive and eager to share his tale about his days working as Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s trusted hitman.
Known by his nickname “…Continue
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Marijuana can now be bought legally in many states in the U.S. but back in the 1980s it was a high-priced and highly illegal commodity. As such it was smuggled into the country by traffickers who knew…Continue
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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 …Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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On September 26, 2006, American justice was finally served in a Miami court when two gangsters, Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, and his brother Miguel, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges. The plea, which came after months of intense negotiations with several U.S. agencies, marked the end of the…Continue
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The king is dead, long live the king. With Colombia’s most wanted drug lord Pablo Escobar lying dead on a rooftop, the cocaine business and its many players continue without skipping a beat. The downfall of …Continue
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Organized crime is big business. And not just of the illegal kind. Each year, millions are made by film studios, writers, and media giants by turning stories about stone cold gangsters and Mafiosi in cold hard dollars.
We at Gangsters Inc. thoroughly enjoy these products and decided to shine some light on them in this section. This is where we discuss the true story behind some…Continue
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The hunt for Pablo Escobar, the world’s most wanted drug lord, was one of the largest and most violent of its kind. At the forefront of it all, were Javier Peña and Steve Murphy, two DEA agents stationed in Colombia, tasked with bringing down Escobar’s cartel. The two men are currently touring the world with their…Continue
UFC superstar Conor McGregor continues to draw inspiration from the life and times of infamous gangsters and mob bosses. This weekend, he posed for a photo which he captioned with: “Flinging turkeys out the truck like Bumpy Johnson.”
Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was a notorious …Continue
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Hernan Giraldo Serna, a senior paramilitary leader and one of Colombia’s most notorious drug traffickers, was sentenced on Friday to serve over 15 years - 198 months to be exact - in prison for his role leading an international drug trafficking conspiracy responsible for the importation of ton-quantities of…Continue
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UFC champion Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters on the planet. A man who talks a big game and backs it up with his fists. Going by the nickname “The Notorious,” McGregor likes to use references to gangster culture to get his points across. Where does his fascination with gangsters come from? And what about his links to…Continue
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Pablo Escobar’s name continues to send chills down spines in cities around the world. The horrendous crimes he committed during his reign as the world’s most powerful drug lord are well documented and the subject of countless books and movies, namely the popular Netflix series…Continue
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