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From Morocco to Spain in 30 minutes: How a crime group smuggled migrants and cannabis on jet skis

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An organized crime group from Morocco used jet skis to smuggle migrants and cannabis across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain. The group was dismantled this week in a joint action day by the Spanish National Police and the Civil Guard.

They arrested and detained a total of 19 people of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Spanish money laundering network fronting as kebab meat supplier busted by police

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil busted a criminal enterprise operating in Spain and Germany this week, which used a network of food establishments, including kebab meat suppliers, to conceal their activities and launder €36 million of its ill-gotten gains.

Five individuals were arrested, while…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 10, 2018 at 3:47am — No Comments

250 kilos of drugs seized in major international operation dismantling Balkan Cartel and Colombian source

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A joint cooperation by the DEA and Europol has dismantled a drug pipeline between Colombia and Europe. Nine suspected drug traffickers were arrested today and charged with their role in transporting multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine from Colombia, Ecuador and Panama to Europe.

A…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

International drug trafficking ring busted

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Six alleged members of an international drug trafficking organization were arrested across Europe yesterday, seriously crippling its criminal operations, Europol reports. The arrests took place in Romania, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

The initial investigation started in February 2016 when several…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

The Dutch Al Capone: How crime boss Dries Riphagen became one of Holland’s biggest Nazi Jew hunters in WWII

By David Amoruso

The Amsterdam underworld knew Dries Riphagen as the Dutch Al Capone, a violent crime boss ready and willing to end your life to make a buck. But when the second World War ravaged through Europe, Riphagen rebranded himself as one of the Netherlands’ biggest Jew hunters when he partnered with the invading Nazis. Befitting…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2017 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

British fugitive wanted in drug probe swims to Gibraltar to give himself up to police after being featured on Crimewatch

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A fugitive wanted in connection to a drug trafficking investigation handed himself in to Gibraltar police dripping wet and salty from the sea water he just swam in to reach the island. Jason Waterman turned himself in on Monday evening after learning of a National Crime Agency (NCA) Crimewatch appeal for help to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

Fugitive British drug boss Nicholas Strange brought back from Ibiza and sentenced to 10 years behind bars

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

British drug boss Nicholas Strange was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to smuggling drugs and money laundering. His group smuggled high purity cocaine and cash between Ibiza and Wales and supplied several other gangs in the United Kingdom.

34-year-old Strange lived on …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2017 at 4:09am — No Comments

Spanish police bust Croatian marijuana trafficking gang

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil, supported by Europol and the Croatian National Police, arrested ten members of a Croatian organized crime group involved in the cultivation, processing and trafficking of marijuana. During five house…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 8, 2017 at 10:19am — No Comments

Thief who sold two Van Gogh paintings to Camorra Mafia says he hid at mansion of FC Barcelona player Patrick Kluivert

By David Amoruso

The thief behind one of the biggest art heists in history stepped into the spotlight yesterday as he went on various Dutch talk shows to discuss how he stole two Van Gogh paintings worth millions from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002 and eventually sold them to a Camorra drug boss. In between, he also claims to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 22, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Italian police bust drug trafficking Camorra clan and retrieve stolen Van Gogh paintings worth $100 million

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy scored a nice bonus this week when they busted a Neapolitan Camorra clan and recovered two stolen paintings from Vincent van Gogh worth $100 million in the process. The paintings of the Dutch master had been stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and were missing ever since. Beside the painting, authorities seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Man Alone: The story of Genovese Family mobster David Petillo, a vicious killer also known as “The Fag Hitman”

By Thom L. Jones

"The only mystery in life is why kamikaze pilots wore helmets."

- Al McGuire

Then again, as Shakespeare’s Horatio said to Hamlet, ‘There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.’

Unless it was something as strange and mysterious…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Eastern European sailors get 25-year sentences for smuggling $10 million of cocaine aboard “ghost ship”

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two Eastern European sailors were sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday for smuggling $10 million worth of cocaine on their boat. 42-year-old Igor Polshyn from Yalta, Ukraine, and 52-year-old Oleskii Tsurkan from Moscow,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 14, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Georgian organized crime group busted in Madrid, Spain

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Spanish National Police arrested 61 members of a sophisticated Georgian organized crime group specialized in burglaries. Overall, agents conducted 26 searches, seizing €33,000 euro, 8 vehicles, 7,100 tobacco packets, and many stolen pieces of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 10:43am — No Comments

Relatives of deceased Liverpool crime boss lose £2m hidden nest egg

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The wife and fugitive son of deceased Liverpool crime boss Leslie McGuffie, were forced to give up £1,887,000 from two Luxembourg bank accounts, £94,831.20 from the sale of an apartment in Malaga, Spain and £9,563.49 in cash found in an apartment in Liverpool, a total of £1,991,394.69, the National Crime Agency…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 9, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

London crime boss Patrick Adams gets 9 years for shooting man in the chest after suspecting he was a snitch

By Gangsters Inc. Editors - posted November 29 / updated December 3

Patrick Adams, a leading figure of the Clerkenwell crime syndicate in London, admitted shooting a suspected informant in the chest. The 60-year-old gangster pleaded guilty Wednesday to “causing grievous bodily harm with intent,” the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Prison sentences for crew behind plot to smuggle orange juice crates packed with marijuana into Northern Ireland

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

What seemed like a pretty healthy way to traffic 167 kilograms of cannabis turned out to be too good to be true. Three men behind a plot to smuggle the drugs into Northern Ireland received prison sentences of two years and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Fugitive Liverpool drug boss Robert Gerrard turns himself in

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Alleged Liverpool drug boss Robert Gerrard (photo above) turned himself in to authorities yesterday after spending three years on the run. The 53-year-old gangster said the pressure of being a wanted man had become too much.

Gerrard had made arrangements via his lawyer to meet with officers of the National…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 27, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Russia arrests top officials, charges them with taking bribes from mob boss

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the deputy chief as well as the head of internal security of its Moscow branch yesterday during raids on the offices and homes of several Investigations Committee officials suspected of taking bribes from members of an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2016 at 5:18am — No Comments

Russian Mafia money laundering ring busted in Spain

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Spanish police dismantled a money laundering ring today that was run by two well-known Russian Mafia groups, who in turn have strong links to the party of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Authorities estimate that the ring…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2016 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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