You know times are bad when the brother of a Mafia boss is driving a car loaded with 62 kilograms of cocaine across the border between the United States and Canada. Yet that is exactly what Girolamo Del Balso (photo above, right) was trying to do. His older brother Francesco is one of the leading members of the Montreal Mafia…Continue
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Russian mob boss Aslan Gagiev was released on bail by an Austrian court yesterday. A surprising move considering he is wanted in Moscow for his involvement in at least six murders, including the killings of some very high-placed figures.
Gagiev was arrested by police in January 2015 at a Vienna train station. Upon his arrest,…Continue
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Conor McGregor’s nickname may be “The Notorious” but that’s because the UFC champion has a big mouth and is an impressive fighter, not because he has strong links to organized crime.
Talk about McGregor’s links to the underworld comes at the heels of the killing of Irish gangster David Byrne, who was murdered by…Continue
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Police in Naples are dealing blow after blow to the region’s Camorra clans. Last week they arrested boss Domenico Ferrara (photo above) and several of his lieutenants, while today, Carabinieri arrested 21 people and seized 35 kilograms of cocaine and 2 kilos of hashish. Police said the cocaine would have netted €2 million euros if…Continue
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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,…Continue
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The Mob Museum will debut a new permanent display Friday, February 26, to add to its growing collection of artifacts from well-known movie and TV shows portraying organized crime with items from AMC’s Breaking Bad, the award-winning television crime series.
“Breaking Bad effectively dramatized organized crime and today’s illicit…Continue
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In order to break the stranglehold the Mafia – and in particular the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta – has on Italy, more citizens need to help police and provide them with information, authorities say. The request comes following a successful drug bust last Thursday in which 26 people, including 11 members of the…Continue
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Locked up, sitting in a cell, all an inmate has left is his voice. Two men from entirely different worlds both opted to use it this week as they seek to better their positions. Where they once used weapons and violence, now they reached out to the media to get what they want. Whether they will, however, is entirely out of their…Continue
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Eight men convicted of drug trafficking charges were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 12 to 110 months, today. The group ran an open-air drug market in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to today’s sentencing hearings and court documents filed in the case, from about May 2014 to February 2015, the…Continue
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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…Continue
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The Spanish Guardia Civil arrested the top management of the Spanish branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as part of a probe into the suspected laundering of at least €40 million euros.
This operation, known as Operation Shadow, is part of a wider probe carried out last year against…Continue
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has joined Europol’s Focal Point Sustrans, which targets organized crime networks involved in money laundering. ICE’s Executive Associate Director Peter Edge and Europol Director Rob Wainwright met yesterday in The Hague, The Netherlands.
“Simply put, when we…Continue
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Italian police raided a cocaine refining laboratory in a town south of Naples today, arresting five people including two members of the Camorra and three Colombian nationals. They found 7 kilos of cocaine paste and 20 liters of a coke-based…Continue
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Nathan Barksdale, the Baltimore drug boss who inspired one of the best, if not the best, television series, has died in federal prison, the Baltimore Sun confirmed yesterday. He was 54. Barksdale ran a violent heroin trafficking organization in the Murphy Homes public housing complex in …Continue
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We can go ahead and just call the Camorra by its Roberto Saviano-given nickname: Gomorrah. The Mafia group has turned the city of Naples into a blood-soaked battlefield littered with corpses and addicts as a drug war is raging between various…Continue
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The Las Vegas black book has become a thing of gangland lore, a list containing the most notorious organized crime figures who were banned from Las Vegas casinos. Now, police in Australia have compiled their own black book. But several infamous individuals, including the alleged head of the ‘Ndrangheta in Melbourne and a reputed Triad…Continue
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By David Amoruso
Australia Day started with a bang for the Bandidos motorcycle club in Geelong, Australia, when an explosion ripped through their clubhouse on January 26. Despite CCTV images of the explosion, police have few leads and yesterday launched an appeal for more information.
As can be seen in the video below, the explosion was…Continue
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All members of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones are under 24-hour armed guard on their South American tour following the shooting death of a worker at one of their concerts this weekend. The man was murdered during a botched attempt to hijack a van transporting cash from alcohol sales after their La Plata stadium…Continue
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Colombo crime family hitman Tommy McLaughlin disappeared into the Witness Protection Program last Friday. Gangsters Inc. bids him farewell with a profile.
Thomas McLaughlin (photo above) began his criminal career as a member of a street gang called the Bay Parkway Boys. An innocent enough sounding name, but these boys quickly…Continue
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Francesco Arcadi, one of Montreal’s leading Mafia figures, will do the remainder of his prison time at a halfway house until his sentence expires in 2019, the Montreal Gazette reports. 62-year-old Arcadi (pictured…Continue
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