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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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 30, 2016 at 9:25am — 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…


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

Sinaloa cartel operation busted in New York – Ring used front companies that listed coke & heroin as sea cucumbers

By David Amoruso

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be behind bars and on his way to an…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 10, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments

Austrian police dismantle Chechen organized crime network

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Austrian Federal Criminal Police Office arrested seven alleged members of a Chechen organized crime group in Vienna and Hohenems, Europol reported today. This group was involved in a number of criminal activities, including extortion, arms trafficking and illegal gambling.

“In the early morning of 22 March,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

Smuggling ring forced minors into begging, pickpocketing

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

French and Romanian authorities, supported by Europol, have dismantled an organized crime network involved in trafficking underage Romanian nationals into forced criminality, forced begging, pickpocketing, handling stolen goods, and money laundering.

The crime ring has been the subject of a large-scale international…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2016 at 5:13am — No Comments

Maryland trafficker found guilty in $108 million drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Andracos “Draco” Marshall was found guilty by a federal jury on Monday and convicted for a $108 million drug distribution and money laundering conspiracy. The Maryland drug trafficker faces a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced on June 6.

During a 13-day trial…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 10, 2016 at 1:55am — 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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 9, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Nigerian cocaine traffickers busted in Luxembourg


A Nigerian organized crime network in large-scale cocaine trafficking was dismantled by authorities in Luxembourg, Europol announced today. Nineteen individuals have been detained. The group is accused of selling and distributing cocaine from Belgium to Luxembourg.

The coordinated law enforcement operation was led by Luxembourg's Grand Ducal Police and supported by Luxembourg Customs and Europol.



Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

Italian Mafia boss talks about ‘Ndrangheta’s global reach

By David Amoruso

The code of silence is held in high regard by members of the ‘Ndrangheta. No one knows this more than Emilio di Giovine, a former boss who turned on the mob and became a witness for the government. “It’s dangerous for me, with the ‘Ndrangheta you are never safe.” Despite the dangers, he is eager to tell his story and shed light on…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Operation Mexicalley drug boss sentenced to 144 months


Drug boss Richard E. Alley was sentenced to 144 months in prison for leading a ring responsible for distributing massive amounts of methamphetamine throughout West Tennessee, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced Monday.

According to the indictment, between February and August 2013, 41-year-old Alley…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

Latin Kings bosses and gang members charged with racketeering and drug dealing


Central Region “Inca,” or leader, of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings), and 60 of his fellow members and associates are in custody facing charges for their roles in a racketeering and drug distribution scheme in the Austin, San Antonio, and Uvalde areas.

As a result of this investigation, federal grand juries sitting in Del Rio and San Antonio have indicted 37…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

Mexico extradites major cartel bosses to face charges in US

David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

Two high-level drug cartel bosses were among a group of 13 individuals extradited from Mexico to the United States to face charges pending in various jurisdictions, including the murders of a U.S. Consulate employee and two others, and other violent crimes and drug trafficking-related offenses.



Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 2, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Profile: British drug boss Anthony Dennis

By David Amoruso

For decades, British criminals have taken advantage of the fact they were citizens of an island nation. Whenever the law came to close they skipped across the pond to Europe, preferably sunny Spain. When Anthony Dennis was accused of importing copious amounts of drugs he did the same. Authorities, however, wised up, and when they…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How ATF’s Fast and Furious crashed and burned

By David Amoruso

It was to be the a huge blow against Mexican drug cartels. “These cartels will be destroyed,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. Led by the ATF, Operation Fast and Furious was to cripple the cartels’ ability to traffic and use American guns. But things turned out very differently and people continue to die from ATF-facilitated…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 7, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

The scoop on the man who brought down Genovese

“His impact on the American Mafia was much more than to just have helped the law incarcerate a man who at the time, they considered perhaps the most powerful hoodlum in the country. By helping to nail him and thus sending him to prison, he created a chain of events that would have perhaps, the most significant repercussions on Italian-American organized crime…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2014 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

Polish-American Arms Trafficker is Feeling the Heat

By David Amoruso

When the Soviet Union crumbled there were plenty of men who used the absence of a strong government to enrich themselves. The fall of the Iron Curtain ushered in the rise of the powerful oligarchs and introduced the world to Eastern European gangsters with access to the best and most advanced weaponry money can buy. One of those men…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Buccaneer: The Story of Drug Smuggling Pilot Jack Reed

I’m no God damn rat! I’m a player. I’m a pirate. I’m a hedonist; and one hell of a good smuggler, but I’m no rat!

This is the true story of the events of my life. It involves arriving at the infamous Norman’s Cay in the Bahamas, participating in the island drug smuggling business, and the subsequent consequences that include stunning…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

U.S. government & Mexican Cartel Partners in Drug Plot?

By Clarence Walker

The recent capture in Mexico of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the world’s richest, most dangerous and powerful drug lord labeled by U.S. Government as Public Enemy Number 1.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 25, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

Montreal Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto (1946 - 2013)

By David Amoruso

“And like that, poof. He's gone.”

Vito Rizzuto, leader of the Mafia in Montreal, passed away today at age 67. He was hospitalized on Sunday for heart problems and was suffering from lung cancer. His death, of natural causes no less, comes as a huge surprise. Rizzuto was an enigma throughout his criminal career and had a knack for not…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The real Heisenberg hails from North Korea

By David Amoruso

For everyone who thought Heisenberg was an American: Guess again. According to the DEA, the real Heisenberg is from North Korea, and he’s increasingly flooding the United States with his meth. A product that is 99 percent pure. He’s the one who knocks alright.

Five defendants were placed under arrest yesterday evening after they were…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2013 at 4:32pm — No Comments

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