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Anti-organized crime Operation Blue Amber results in nearly 900 arrests in 2015

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Nearly 900 arrests and 7.7 tons of drugs seized: these are only a few of the final results from Operation Blue Amber, a series of international actions in 2015 led by EU Member States and supported by Europol.

Operation Blue Amber brought law enforcement officers from 28 EU Member States, 31 non-EU countries and other international partners together to disrupt organized crime groups and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2015 at 6:57am — No Comments

Camorra mobster gets life in prison for murder of drug dealer

By David Amoruso

Camorra gangster Giuseppe De Filippis (photo above, left) was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for the 2014 murder of a Nigerian drug dealer in the town of Mondragone. The trial of De Filippis shed light on how the local Camorra is outsourcing some of its rackets to emerging foreign groups.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Violent New York Asian gang hit with racketeering charges

By David Amoruso

Eight members and associates of the Zheng Organization were charged with crimes including racketeering, narcotics trafficking, extortion offenses, illegal gambling, and soliciting assaults on Tuesday. Qian “Cash” Zheng, the gang’s leader, faces a maximum sentence of 164 years in prison if convicted.

Zheng’s organization…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

DeCavalcante family associate admits selling cocaine

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James Heeney, an associate of New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family of La Cosa Nostra, Tuesday admitted his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine.

36-year-old Heeney of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls to one count of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

Two DeCavalcante family mobsters admit distributing cocaine

By David Amoruso

Two associates of the DeCavalcante crime family of La Cosa Nostra Wednesday admitted their roles in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine. John “Johnny Balls” Capozzi (34) of Union, New Jersey, and Mario Galli (23) of Toms River, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of more than 500 grams of…

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

Gotti movie starring John Travolta begins shooting in March

By David Amoruso

It’s official: The new Gotti movie Shadow of My Father will begin filming in March of 2016. Director Kevin Connolly shared a photo of the script on social media and the official Twitter page of the film posted the release date along with it.

Shadow of My Father is based on …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 3, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

MS-13 member and former FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitive sentenced to life

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Juan Garcia, also known as “Cruzito,” a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13 street gang, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for his involvement in the murder of a young mother and her child. After the murder he and his co-conspirators had fled to El Salvador resulting in his placement on the FBI’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2015 at 2:03am — No Comments

Major Albanian-Czech people smuggling network busted

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Law enforcement authorities from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom, supported by Europol, took action early today against a Europe-wide organized crime group composed primarily of Czech and Albanian nationals.

Members of the group are suspected of money laundering and smuggling mainly Albanian nationals into the European Union in breach of immigration law. Eight members have been arrested.

The group, operating since late 2013,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Sicily's Cosa Nostra can’t stop ISIS, says Mafia historian Lupo

Photo: The aftermath of the bomb attack on the A29 motorway near Capaci, Sicily, that killed anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three bodyguards.

By David Amoruso

As ISIS’ reign of terror is sending shockwaves through Europe, many of us are left guessing and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Leaders of Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels busted in raids

By David Amoruso

Police in Canada targeted a who’s who of Montreal’s underworld this morning, arresting leaders of the Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels, including Stefano Sollecito, the alleged current boss of the Montreal Mafia; Leonardo Rizzuto (photo above, left), son of deceased boss Vito Rizzuto; and Maurice Boucher (photo above, right),…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mafia may reduce Sicily's risk of infiltration by ISIS

By David Amoruso

If members of terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) are looking for a new target then Sicily might not be the smartest choice. Claudio Fava, the deputy chairman of the National Anti-Mafia Commission, told …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Yakuza mob boss bludgeoned to death outside his home

By David Amoruso

Japan’s Yakuza gang war is heating up. Tatsuyuki Hishida (photo above), leader of Aioh Kai, an affiliate of the Yamaguchi-gumi, was bludgeoned to death on Sunday afternoon, Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported yesterday. The 59-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments

Bonanno capo smashed glass in face of sushi lounge owner

By David Amoruso

Alleged Bonanno family captain Peter Lovaglio was arrested Friday morning and charged with assaulting the owner of a popular sushi restaurant in Staten Island. According to crime reporter Murray Weiss at…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Court Report: Goodfellas mobster Vincent Asaro not guilty!

By Robert Sberna (He followed Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 11-12-15. You can find his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 13, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

106 bikers charged in deadly shootout, loyal to club or law?

By David Amoruso

A grand jury in McLennan County has indicted 106 bikers over the shootout in May that left nine people dead and eighteen people wounded at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. Each defendant is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. The 71 other bikers arrested that day will face the same charges when the grand…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2015 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Twelve Springfield Latin Kings hit with drug and firearms offenses

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Twelve leaders and members of the Latin Kings were charged in U.S. District Court in Springfield Monday with drug distribution and firearms offenses.

“The defendants are alleged leaders and members of the Latin Kings, a criminal organization whose tactics include intimidation, violence and even murder,” said United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. “The charges strike at the core of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2015 at 3:04am — No Comments

Prison island for drug convicts to be guarded by crocodiles

By David Amoruso

The primary goal of every prison on earth is to keep its inmates locked up. Prison breaks are bad for business and blemish the reputation of authorities. Yet, with many criminals making copious amounts of cash bribery has become rampant. As more guards are being…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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

Major heroin trafficking boss sentenced to 30 years in prison

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Virginia drug boss Alonzo Outten (35) was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for his leadership and involvement in a heroin trafficking operation that was responsible for the distribution of between 30 and 90 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of up to $4.5 million dollars.

Outten,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Fugitive Camorra boss Pasquale Sibillo captured

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy captured fugitive Camorra mob boss Pasquale “Lino” Sibillo, yesterday. He had been wanted since June after evading his arrest on charges of murder, drug trafficking, and Mafia association. Authorities claim he is one of the men behind a violent gang war bloodying the streets of Naples.

24-year-old Sibillo was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2015 at 4:24am — No Comments

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