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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…


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

International money launderers who used London hotel room as office sentenced to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 6:15am — 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 …


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

Profile: Liverpool drug boss Lee Jamieson

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Lee Jamieson’s Liverpool organization supplied drug users in Cumbria, up in the north of England, with cocaine and marijuana. At age 30, he ran what…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Boat skipper convicted of smuggling £84 million cocaine cargo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments

Profile: Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj

By David Amoruso

Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj was on a roll. Still only in his early 30s, he ran one of the hottest phone lines in the United Kingdom. Almost 100,000 calls were made to his London call center by people who, well, they wanted to buy cocaine. And…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

Fugitive British cocaine smuggler gets 13 years

By David Amoruso

David McDermott seemed to have it all figured out. He’d smuggle cocaine to get rich and when cops were on to him he fled to Ghana where he married the daughter of a high-ranking government official and continued living in luxury. But British law enforcement has a long reach and got the fugitive drug smuggler back to the …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2016 at 5:31am — 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…


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 …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2016 at 2:15pm — 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…


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

Exclusive: ‘The Art of Smuggling’ by Britain’s first drug baron

By Francis Morland, Jo Boothby

Little has been written about the early history of the modern cannabis trade. Its pioneers are shrouded mystery, yet they laid the foundation for what became the biggest illicit business in the world. Francis Morland was probably the first British-born “drug baron” of the 1960s, an acclaimed sculptor from a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments

Profile: London crime boss Bekir “The Duke” Arif

By David Amoruso

London has a rich gangland history filled with “proper” villains, as they say. But when it comes to organized crime the scene has been dominated by a select group of families, often brothers. Like the notorious Kray twins and the infamous Adams Family, the Arif clan sent chills down many spines.

By 2004, British media even labeled the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments

Largest-ever seizures of fake food and drink in INTERPOL-EUROPOL operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

In a joint operation on a global scale, Interpol and Europol have dealt a major blow to criminal organizations around the world involved in scamming food and drink markets around the world, thereby putting consumers at risk.

People want their food to be healthy and nutritious. With researchers showing the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 6:51am — No Comments

13 – Layer Cake (2004)

13 - Layer Cake (2004)


Before Daniel Craig was Bond. James Bond. He was Mister X, a successful London drug dealer tasked with finding his boss’ daughter. She was kidnapped under strange…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 12:41pm — No Comments

14 - The Long Good Friday (1980)

14 - The Long Good Friday (1980)


One of Britain’s best gangster movies ever. Starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren, this film was all class. It tells the story of a London crime boss, played by Hoskins, who’s on the verge…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The American Mafia bets on the world and wins big

By David Amoruso

Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Major Albanian-Czech people smuggling network busted


Law enforcement authorities from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom, supported by Europol, took action early today against a Europe-wide organized crime group composed primarily of Czech and Albanian nationals.

Members of the group are suspected of money laundering and smuggling mainly Albanian nationals into the European Union in breach of immigration law. Eight members have been arrested.

The group, operating since late 2013,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Judge to rule if Gambino rat Alite violated supervised release

By David Amoruso

A Florida Judge is expected to make a ruling soon after the U.S. Probation Office started an investigation into allegations that former Gambino associate John Alite (photo above) violated the terms of his supervised release. The inquiry was prompted by a letter from journalist Peter Lance who detailed threats Alite made…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

BBC’s McMafia tells story of £1 billion Russian gang war

By David Amoruso

Move over HBO and The Sopranos, there’s gonna be a new tough guy in TV land. And this one’s coming from the United Kingdom where the BBC has announced it will produce a new series based on the true crime book McMafia.

Just like Misha Glenny’s best-selling book of the same…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 8:08am — No Comments

Chinese network of people smugglers dismantled in Spain

David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

Spanish National Police arrested 89 people in a coordinated operation targeting a Chinese organized crime group specialized in smuggling people into Spain, as a transit country on the way to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and the United States by using forged identity documents or…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments

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