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NYPD cop, who moonlighted as bodyguard for El Chapo’s wife, had side gig trafficking cocaine

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

We often hear the phrase: “They don’t pay cops enough.” Some of these guys have to work extra jobs to make ends meet. One NYPD officer even worked as a security guard for the wife of infamous Mexican drug lord…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Cocaine and Gelato: Profile of Bonanno Mafia family mobster Salvatore Russo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Bonanno crime family associate Salvatore Russo is considered trustworthy by his peers in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

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

United Blood Nation gangsters plead guilty to RICO conspiracy involving multiple murders

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

In the underworld, death is always around the corner. Especially if one was to run into two men nicknamed “Savage” and “Murda Mo,” both are North Carolina members of the United Blood Nation (UBN…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2019 at 2:02am — 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

Unsung Heroes: The fixers who help tell the stories of the violent drug underworld

By Niko Vorobyov

Over the past few years, I’ve been putting together a book, Dopeworld, about the international war on drugs. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a horse in this race, having spent a year in the hoosegow for distributing various brain-tickling treats, and I drew upon that experience. I’ve also travelled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 25, 2019 at 2:29pm — 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

New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa sentenced to 6 years in prison on gun charges

By David Amoruso

Alleged New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa was sentenced to 6 years in prison on Tuesday for possessing nine firearms, including three automatic assault rifles and a silencer. 48-year-old Ragusa was busted in Operation OTremens, a joint investigation which unearthed a partnership between Mafia families…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Baltimore gangster arrested by FBI in Dominican Republic after spending two years on the lam

By David Amoruso

Fugitive Roger “Milk” Taylor (photo above) was arrested by authorities this week after spending two years on the run. Taylor was wanted on federal drug charges in Baltimore and is alleged to be a member of Trained to Go, one of the city’s most violent gangs.

28-year-old Taylor had gone on the lam…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 5, 2019 at 12:40pm — 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

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

Former Bonanno Mafia family consigliere Anthony Graziano dead at 78, his “Mob Wives” daughter reports

By David Amoruso

Longtime Bonanno crime family mobster Anthony “T.G.” Graziano passed away on Friday, his daughter Renee reported. He was 78. Graziano was a powerhouse in the Bonanno family and a trusted…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2019 at 4:25am — 2 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

American Greed: How drug lord La Barbie’s father-in-law headed his U.S. cocaine transportation hub

By David Amoruso

Greed can ruin a man. Carlos Montemayor (photo above) left Mexico and came to the United States in search of a better life. He started a trucking company and turned it into a major success. Rather than being satisfied, he decided to partner with the drug lord known as “La Barbie” and head his cocaine…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2019 at 5:58am — No Comments

Rhode Island Hells Angel admits drug and gun charges, faces 5 to 40 year prison sentence

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A full patch member of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges on Tuesday. 54-year-old Douglas Leedham faces between 5 and 40 years in federal prison after admitting to trafficking…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2019 at 7:12am — No Comments

Ship crew tried smuggling 600 kilos of cocaine along Honduras Rise route into the United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two Colombians and one Belizean were found guilty this week of participating in an international cocaine smuggling conspiracy. The three men tried to smuggle at least 600 kilograms of cocaine, worth approximately $18 million, onboard a vessel that was bound for the United…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2019 at 2:42am — 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…

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

Honduran drug lord who smuggled Colombian coke via submarine and go fast boat sentenced to 33 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Honduran drug boss was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Thursday for leading a drug trafficking organization that smuggled at least thousands of kilos of cocaine into the United States over the last decade.

58-year-old Arnulfo Fagot-Maximo (photo above) led an organization based in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 11, 2019 at 4:09am — No Comments

Ruthless Long Island Bloods gang leader off to prison for 20 years for drug operation and multiple shootings

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A high-ranking member of the Nine Trey Bloods street gang was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for his involvement in a drug operation and his participation in two shootings. 33-year-old Michael “Bum Jew” Smith had pleaded guilty on November 9, 2015.

Prosecutors say Smith used…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Violent leader of large-scale Honduran drug cartel “Los Montes” sentenced to 37 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Noe Montes-Bobadilla, the former leader of a large-scale Honduran drug trafficking organization, was sentenced to 37 years in prison on Friday for trafficking thousands of kilograms of cocaine bound for the United States.

The 35-year-old was called “a violent leader of one of the largest…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2019 at 1:56am — No Comments

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