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Maryland MS-13 gang boss sentenced to over 21 years in federal prison for murder, guns, and drugs

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The founder and leader of an MS-13 gang in Maryland was sentenced Monday to over 21 years in federal prison for trafficking cocaine and guns, arming gang members, and coordinating violence in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 11, 2019 at 10:03am — No Comments

WATCH: Philadelphia Mafia boss Joe Ligambi celebrates his 80th birthday

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Never a dull moment in the Philadelphia underworld. Retired Mafia boss Joseph…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta in Greater Toronto Area hit but still too powerful – “There are 9 (Mafia clans) of us”

By Andrew Machin

On June 2, 2015, with the arrest of 19 people, the two year-long code-named Project OPhoenix closed. The Project, conducted by the Combined Special Forces Enforcement Unit for the Great Toronto Area (GTA), significantly hit, resuming the words, during its presentation, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2019 at 11:17am — No Comments

Found! Long-lost photo of Salvatore Maranzano - Prohibition Era Mafia boss is focus of Informer special issue

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Researchers have long been bothered by the lack of a photograph of Prohibition Era Mafia "boss of bosses" Salvatore Maranzano. But an image of the underworld chief, lost for nearly 88 years, was recently rediscovered. The remarkable find will be featured in an August special issue of Informer:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2019 at 5:11am — No Comments

“Take responsibility as a captain to your family” - Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Joseph Sabella

By David Amoruso

Bonanno crime family captain Joseph “Joe Valet” Sabella is a prime example of the persistence of the American Mafia. At age 54, he has held a senior position in the New York mob during the 2010s. In that period, he’s done pretty much the same as what a typical mobster did in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 2, 2019 at 3:50am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

East is East

American author Robert Warshow declared in an essay: “For the gangster there is only the city, he must inhibit it in order to personify it….not the real city but that dangerous sad city of the imagination which is so much more important, which is the modern world. And…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 5: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is the final part of a 5-part series. To go back to part 4 click here. To start at the beginning…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:57am — 1 Comment

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 4: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 4 of a series. To go back to part 3 click here. To skip to part 5 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:56am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 3: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 3 of a series. To go back to part 2 click here. To skip to part 4 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:55am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green - Part 2: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 2 of a series. To go back to part 1 click here. To skip to part 3 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:54am — 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…

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

“Chappi” and the Medellin Cartel: Profile of German crime boss Heinz Bernhard Chapuis

By Milko

German crime boss Heinz Bernhard Chapuis had quite the career. He was once viewed as his country's biggest drug boss. But as many if not all in his line of business, his rise was followed by a downfall, so much so that it prompted a judge to emphasize it when he sentenced him to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 4, 2019 at 6:53am — 1 Comment

Meet the New Boss: Profile of Lucchese Mafia family leader Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family boss Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis got to the top of the hill in an unusual way: A letter from his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 17, 2019 at 5:52am — 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

From Rags to Riches - Profile of Harlem drug kingpin Leroy "Nicky" Barnes



By David Amoruso



Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is a legend of African American organized crime history. Once a dope fiend himself, he kicked the habit, and became the main distributor of heroin in Harlem, NY. In 2007 his autobiography "Mr Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Heroin's Teflon Don" was released. In it Barnes tells his story. How he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 5:09am — 2 Comments

Jumping Bail: How legendary drug kingpin Frank “Black Caesar” Matthews disappeared forever

By Ron Chepesiuk

“Mr. Deary, am I going to get that life count they’ve been talking about?” - Frank Matthews

July, 2, 1973, a typical hot, muggy day in New York City. Frank Matthews, alleged drug kingpin, is scheduled to appear in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York. He is already facing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2019 at 9:06am — No Comments

“American Gangster” Frank Lucas dead at 88

By David Amoruso

Former Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas passed away yesterday. He was 88. Lucas was immortalized in 2007 with the release of “American Gangster”, which detailed his rise and fall but fictionalized a lot of events. Denzel Washington starred as Lucas.

Born in North Carolina, Lucas moved to New York after the Ku Klux Klan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Lucchese Mafia boss Vic Amuso may be imprisoned for life, but his word is still law on the streets of New York

By David Amoruso

Many question how much power an 85-year-old imprisoned-for-life Mafia boss actually has over his crime family. Mob leader Vic Amuso (above) answered with a letter that said: Total power. From behind bars, he orchestrated the complete rearrangement of the Lucchese family’s leadership.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Yakuza bosses held liable for crime committed by underling as Japan gets tough on organized crime

By David Amoruso

For the first time in history, two Yakuza mob bosses were held liable for a crime committed by one of the members of his organization. Isao Seki, the current leader of the Sumiyoshi-kai, Japan’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2019 at 11:19am — 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

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