The biggest problem with ill-gotten gains is how to turn them into squeaky clean gotten gains. Because criminal money remains vulnerable to being confiscated by authorities, whereas money laundered clean has no way whatsoever of ever being touched by law enforcement as the recent Panama Papers leak has showed.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Follow the money, seasoned investigators will tell you. You’ll never know where it will take you. In the new BBC crime series McMafia the money takes us around the world – from money launderers in Dubai, cyber criminals in India, black marketeers in Zagreb, and …Continue
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Guy Paget, a 69-year-old career criminal was sentenced to 14 years in prison after he was found guilty this week of conspiring to supply heroin and cocaine. It was Paget’s second such conviction. He was arrested in July 2015 by Britain’s National Crime Agency’s Armed Operations Unit.
On the morning of 7…Continue
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Hiding behind the online alias “cheeko412,” 29-year old Umair Khan (above) supplied guns and ammunition to organized crime groups across the United Kingdom. His shady web surfing now lands him in prison as he has been jailed for 22 years.
Khan used his online identity to buy explosives, ammunition and…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 11:33am — No Comments
Five men have admitted being part of a network responsible for laundering at least £16 million pounds stolen by international cyber criminals, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency. Four pleaded guilty in June, while the fifth pleaded guilty yesterday.
Iurie Mereacre, a 37-year-old …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments
Three Albanian men have been sentenced to prison this week after pleading guilty to conspiring to supply cocaine and conspiring to launder over £170,000. 23-year-old Algert Lami (top, left), 20-year-old Roland Vasija (top,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 7, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments
It’s a drug case that has all the ingredients of a James Bond movie. An alleged international drug lord known as the Sultan was arrested at his London home on Friday, following investigations by the National Crime Agency and US Drug Enforcement Administration (…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 26, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments
If you want to hurt a gangster, go after his money. That’s what British authorities are doing to any criminal who’s made a fortune from illicit activities. The latest to come under scrutiny is 47-year-old drug boss Clifton Rochester.
Rochester was jailed for 14 years in 2005 for heading a drugs operation estimated…Continue
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Eight heroin traffickers from Birmingham in the United Kingdom were jailed for a combined 139 years yesterday following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation. The group conspired to import heroin worth up to £10 million…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2017 at 5:10am — No Comments
It’s always nice to see the older generation pass on its wisdom to the youngsters out there. Except when that wisdom pertains to trafficking drugs. Yet that’s exactly what 62-year-old Patrick Maloney did, running a crew of young dealers that bragged to clients they could deliver drugs anywhere “within 30 minutes of central London and…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments
Meet your friendly neighborhood delivery men! Two British delivery drivers ran - what seemed to be - a pretty ingenious operation smuggling hundreds of kilos of cannabis. Ingenious or not: 43-year-old Andrae Davis (photo above, left corner) and 42-year-old Vincent Simpson (right top corner) were each sentenced to two years and…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 7, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments
Albanian gangsters have established a high-profile influence within the underworld in Great Britain, controlling much of the country’s drug trafficking market, particularly cocaine, according to a new report by the National Crime Agency. Albanian organized crime gangs have also upped their presence in the Netherlands,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments
Albanian drug traffickers Artan Markaj (23) and Marsela Kreka (30) were sentenced to 6 years 9 months and 8 years respectively on Monday. They were jailed as the result of a National Crime Agency investigation in which 5.5 kilogram of high-purity cocaine was taken off the streets.
Officers caught the duo…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
A convicted armed robber has been sent back to prison after being found guilty of importing two firearms and fifty rounds of 9mm ammunition from the United States. 45-year-old Jason Nicholas was sentenced to 12 years behind bars on June 23.
Police got on his trail in February 2015, after Border Force…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments
Four people who used a North London hotel room to conduct their money laundering activities were imprisoned this week for nearly 12 years. The professional operation saw almost £1 million pounds switch hands on the day British police made arrests.
“Money laundering props up organized crime. It helps…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 6:15am — No Comments
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 …Continue
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If he had made it through, it would’ve been the score of a lifetime - both for him and the organization he was working for. Instead, Yesterday, 68-year-old Michael McDermott (photo above), a boat skipper from Ireland, was convicted of trying to smuggle 939 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated £84 million pounds…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments