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VIDEO: Narcos restarts in Mexico with focus on cartel origins and DEA’s fight to take it down

By David Amoruso

The new season of Narcos will premiere on Netflix on November 16. Branded as Narcos: Mexico it is a restart of the critically acclaimed Netflix series with a new cast and a fresh focus. Watch the teaser trailer below.

In what is essentially season 4 of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 7, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Colombian coke trafficker sentenced to 21 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Colombian drug trafficker was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison on Thursday for cocaine smuggling. 54-year-old Jorge Eliecer Cifuentes-Cuero was a principal member of his Colombian and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 6, 2018 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Newly released cables show talk about former Colombian president Uribe’s close ties to Escobar & Ochoas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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

“Popeye,” once one of Pablo Escobar’s most prolific hitmen, arrested in Colombia on extortion charges

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2018 at 5:55am — No Comments

Gangster Pets: Animal tales from the American Mafia to Pablo Escobar

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2018 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

VIDEO: Loving Pablo with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz details Escobar’s love affair with TV reporter

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 13, 2018 at 8:11am — 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

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: Meet “Popeye,” Pablo Escobar’s trusted hitman who killed over 250 people and is now living in freedom

By David Amoruso

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 “…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Smuggler talks about trafficking weed through the Florida Everglades

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2017 at 2:30am — 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

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

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

The Cali Cartel: The takedown of history’s biggest drug Mafia

By Ron Chepesiuk

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 6, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments

Narcos season 3 trailer shows rise of Cali drug cartel, agent Peña, a famous comedian and lots of bloody violence

By David Amoruso

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 …

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

Gangsters Inc.'s Showbiz

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Real DEA Agents of Narcos: Javier Peña & Steve Murphy talk about what’s fact and fiction in Netflix’s hit series

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 11, 2017 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

MMA champion Conor McGregor dresses up as Harlem mob boss Bumpy Johnson

By David Amoruso

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 …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

Colombian AUC Paramilitary leader gets over 15 years for international drug trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2017 at 2:39am — No Comments

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