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Los Castañas: Two brothers and Spain’s most notorious drug cartel

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Borders and smugglers make for the perfect love hate relationship. On the one hand, the dividing line creates a barrier between them and their product. On the other, it adds a significant value to it. Especially when…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 10, 2020 at 7:37am — No Comments

’Ndrangheta drug trafficking network operating in France and Italy busted, 46 people arrested

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

French and Italian authorities with support from Europol busted 46 individuals on Tuesday for their role in a large-scale…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 18, 2020 at 5:55am — No Comments

Interpol arrests 6 ‘Ndrangheta fugitives in investigation spanning the globe, showcasing Mafia’s global reach

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A global investigation involving Interpol and law enforcement agencies in multiple countries this week resulted in the arrests of six wanted fugitives with strong ties to the Calabrian Mafia in Albania, Argentina and Costa…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Home is where the money is - Profile of crime boss Amir Faten Mekky

By Milko for Gangsters Inc.

Crime boss Amir Faten Mekky is part of the new generation of gangsters. Young, ultra-violent, and operating around the world. Mekky went from armed robberies and murder in Sweden to drug trafficking and money laundering in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Milkman always delivers - Profile of British drug boss Brian Wright



By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.



Brian "The Milkman" Wright is one of Britain’s biggest drugs barons. His organization smuggled hundreds of millions of pounds (£) worth of cocaine into Britain. Wright was known as a heavy gambler. He would bet £50.000 or £100.000 a time on horse races. But it is said he had fixed some of those races. When former amateur…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 27, 2020 at 4:42am — No Comments

Sophisticated crew behind Fast & Furious-style heists on moving trucks busted – Loot totaled €10M

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Move over Vin Diesel and The Rock! A gang of thieves showed it had the balls and driving skills to steal over 150 cargo loads – sometimes while in pursuit of the truck - making off with an estimated total of €10…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2020 at 11:45am — No Comments

From a Spanish strip club straight to jail – Fugitive British drug boss arrested after 6 years on the run

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The alleged leader of a Merseyside cocaine trafficking group that expected to bank more than £1 million pounds sterling…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 4, 2020 at 4:55am — No Comments

IN PICTURES: Scampia neighborhood made famous by TV series Gomorra to be demolished

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The Sails of Scampia (Vele di Scampia) in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2020 at 7:53am — No Comments

Clan-based Albanian drug gang busted across Europe

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An Albanian organized crime clan was busted in multiple…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2020 at 1:40am — No Comments

Gang that burglarized professional footballers’ homes busted in Madrid

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Spanish authorities, in close cooperation with the Albanian Police and Europol, have busted an alleged gang of burglars…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2019 at 10:27am — No Comments

The Untouchables: How Britain’s top gangsters got rich off armed robberies and smuggling tons of drugs

By Peter Walsh

At the start of the 1990s, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise noted the domination of the cannabis trade by established organized crime. The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to be…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments

The King of Heroin: Profile of drug boss Sadullah Unnu, who flooded Europe with dope

By Milko

Turkish-Dutch drug boss Sadullah Unnu is nicknamed “The King of Heroin.” A pretty clear indication of his chosen occupation and top selling product. Born in Turkey and raised in the Netherlands, he roamed through Europe as he built an expansive network that pushed dope into the veins of European…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments

Profile of Spanish drug boss Sito Miñanco, who can’t stop smuggling tons of cocaine despite his fame

By David Amoruso

Sito Miñanco is one of Spain’s most infamous drug bosses, with international contacts from the Medellin cartel to Panamanian dictator Noriega. His exploits were turned into a Netflix tv show while he himself was still actively smuggling thousands of kilos of cocaine.

José Ramón…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2019 at 1:19pm — No Comments

In the Irish city of Dublin, a crew known as “The Family” is flooding the streets with heroin and cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Police in Ireland busted a member of what media call “a veteran crime gang known as The Family” and seized almost €300,000 euros of drugs. A 48-year-old man was arrested on Monday night in Ballyfermot, a suburb of Dublin.

Authorities are withholding the man’s identity, as is custom…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 16, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta boss faces U.S. charges in connection to seizure of over 1,500 kilos of cocaine bound for Europe

By David Amoruso

Alleged ‘Ndrangheta boss Gabriele “El Italiano” Biondo made an initial appearance in federal court in Boston on Thursday in connection with a 1,500-kilo cocaine shipment. Biondo is an Italian national who was extradited to the United States from Spain. He is alleged to have been in close contact with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

High-ranking members of Armenian Mafia busted in France

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

French police busted an Armenian Mafia group across France, Europol reported today. On Monday, around 200 officers from the Gendarmerie Nationale (French Gendarmerie) and Customs, with on-the-field support by Europol, targeted suspects involved in large-scale criminal activities, including cigarette…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2019 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Profile of British drug boss Robert “The Voice” Dawes - “He was prepared to use extreme levels of violence”

By David Amoruso

British crime boss Robert Dawes is one of Europe’s biggest drug traffickers. His influence reaches beyond the borders of the United Kingdom and into dozens of countries where he has the power to make men rich and end lives with one call.

Born in 1972 in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, it was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2018 at 5:41am — No Comments

Spanish court rules that investments of Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya Russian Mafia clan did not stem from crime

By David Amoruso

A court in Spain acquitted seventeen Russian nationals last week of money laundering and fraud charges tied to the Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya organization, a well-known Russian Mafia group operating out of St. Petersburg. Nine other defendants, including mob bosses Gennady Petrov (photo above, left), Viktor…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2018 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Smirking and laughing as his victims died violent deaths - Profile: Irish mob hitman “Fat Freddie” Thompson

By David Amoruso

Irish gangster Frederick “Fat Freddie” Thompson’s name is notorious in and around Dublin, Ireland. As leader of a squad of hitmen he orchestrated countless bloody murders in two gang wars that ravaged not just the Irish city, but Europe’s mainland as well.

Thompson was born in 1980 in South…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2018 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

Phony businessmen smuggled multi-million-dollar haul of cocaine direct from Colombia on board private jet

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Four men who hired a private jet to smuggle half a ton of cocaine into the United Kingdom from Colombia have been jailed following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation. Following a four-week trial, today a jury found four men guilty of coke smuggling.

49-year-old Martin James Neil and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

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