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Bronx auto body shops fixed cars and users’ lust for heroin, fentanyl and cocaine

By David Amoruso

Nine members of a drug ring were arrested on Wednesday and charged with trafficking in heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine through an auto body shop in the Bronx, New York. “These defendants were a network that outwardly offered to fix cars but was really an organization that would supply a fix of heroin or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2019 at 2:47am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta boss faces U.S. charges in connection to seizure of over 1,500 kilos of cocaine bound for Europe

By David Amoruso

Alleged ‘Ndrangheta boss Gabriele “El Italiano” Biondo made an initial appearance in federal court in Boston on Thursday in connection with a 1,500-kilo cocaine shipment. Biondo is an Italian national who was extradited to the United States from Spain. He is alleged to have been in close contact with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rhode Island drug trafficker faces up to life in prison for distributing heroin in southeastern Connecticut

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Rhode Island drug trafficker faces life imprisonment after having been found guilty on Wednesday of distributing large amounts of heroin. 30-year-old Eddy Pena was busted after several heroin overdoses in southeastern Connecticut sparked an investigation.

The overdoses include two deaths…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2019 at 1:26am — No Comments

Elusive drug boss Frank Matthews to hit the big screen: From narco billionaire at 28 to mysterious phantom

By David Amoruso

Drug boss Frank Matthews came up like a rocket. His organization made hundreds of millions from drug trafficking, billions in today’s currency. When authorities closed in, he jumped bail in 1973 and vanished with his girlfriend and $20 million. He remains a wanted man. “He disappeared off…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2019 at 4:55am — No Comments

Afghan man trafficking heroin to U.S. to fund Taliban terror groups caught in DEA sting operation

By David Amoruso

Sometimes wars cross paths. In the case of Haji Abdul Satar Abdul Manaf (photo above), an Afghani accused of importing heroin into the United States and engaging in narco-terrorism for both the Taliban and the Haqqani Network, the wars on drugs and terror intertwine into a dangerous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 8, 2019 at 5:34am — No Comments

The beginnings of Tony Spilotro's infamous Hole in the Wall gang

By Gary Jenkins

“I’ve known Tony since I was about 12 years old, we grew up together. At the end of 78, he called and asked me to come out to Vegas and, you know, watch his back, be his underboss, more or less, that’s the term they use. So that’s what I was noted for, the Underboss and the leader of the Hole in the Wall…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 8, 2019 at 4:51am — No Comments

Black P-Stone gangster pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A member of the Black P-Stone gang pleaded guilty on February 1, 2019, to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy. 36-year-old Arthur Taylor participated in a crew that was responsible for distributing more than 100 grams of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2019 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Vanilla Gorilla: Affiliates of notorious white supremacist Ghost Face Gangsters plead guilty to drug charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Sixteen alleged affiliates of a notorious white supremacist street gang have pled guilty in federal court, including the group’s leader, it was reported yesterday. They had been indicted on drug trafficking and firearms charges as part of Operation Vanilla Gorilla, which targeted the notorious…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2019 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Norman’s Cay: From notorious cocaine pipeline of the Medellin Cartel to a fraudulent festival for rich millennials

By David Amoruso

Imagine getting off work and landing your cocaine-filled plane on a secluded island smack in the middle of a clear blue ocean. Immediately you’re surrounded by gorgeous naked women ready to serve your every whim and handed a cold alcoholic beverage to ease your mind. Welcome to Norman’s Cay, the private…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 26, 2019 at 7:22am — 1 Comment

VIDEO: Clint Eastwood smuggles cocaine for the Sinaloa cartel in The Mule

By David Amoruso

One last job. It’s cliché but always manages to deliver the goods. Just like the brilliant Clint Eastwood has done for so many decades. Now, he’s back. Directing and starring in The Mule, based on the true story of World War II veteran Leo Sharp, who became a trafficker for the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Real Narcos: Profile of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Mexico’s “El Padrino” of drug lords

By David Amoruso

Men with vision always make it into the history books. No matter which world they inhabit, if they start a groundbreaking movement, they will be remembered. So it is with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (photo above), the founder of Mexico’s cartel underworld.

Gallardo’s rise follows a path of humble…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2018 at 8:50am — No Comments

United States declares war on Jalisco New Generation Cartel - $10 million reward for leader "El Mencho"

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

United States Departments of Justice, Treasury, and State declare war on Jalisco New Generation Cartel on Tuesday by issuing a series of measures to target and dismantle Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel. These include a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of its leader…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 18, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Operation Goodfellas busts $19 million drug trafficking conspiracy from Mexico to Virginia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The drug game is played with lots of players and without borders. Something police discovered once more during Operation Goodfellas when they took down several members of an international narcotics pipeline stretching from Mexico to Virginia.

Nearly 150 law enforcement officers from the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Trump’s White House designates most threatening transnational crime groups

By David Amoruso

Call it a “Wanted: Dead or Alive” list straight from the White House. On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions designated five transnational crime groups it deems pose the biggest security threat to the United States.

According to the White House,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Grape Street Crips member indicted for murder of bystander at 2010 summer cookout

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A member of the Grape Street Crips gang was indicted today on additional charges in connection with the murder of a bystander at a summer cookout in 2010. 34-year-old Khalil “Stod” Stafford (photo above) is accused of a June 19, 2010, shooting that left a woman dead and two other people wounded.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Member of large-scale drug trafficking organization sentenced to over 6 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Jermaine Christopher Pleasant was sentenced yesterday to over 6 years in prison after being convicted of drug charges. 36-year-old Pleasant was charged in an extensive federal, state, and local investigation aimed at dismantling a large-scale heroin trafficking network based in Ascension Parish,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2018 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Ride and die in prison: Former National Vice President of Bandidos Motorcycle Club sentenced to life

By David Amoruso

The former National Vice President of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club, 59-year-old John Xavier Portillo, was sentenced on Monday to two consecutive life sentences, plus twenty years, in federal prison for racketeering and drug trafficking charges.

Portillo (photo above) was convicted alongside…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Two Afghan heroin traffickers ensnared in DEA undercover sting operation sentenced to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two Afghan heroin traffickers were sentenced last week in Manhattan federal court for conspiring to import large quantities of heroin into the United States. 53-year-old Lajbar Lajaward Khan and 47-year-old Amal Said Said Alam Shah were sentenced to 15 years and almost 11 years in prison,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Boss of heroin trafficking crew heads to federal prison for 7 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader of a massive heroin and money laundering conspiracy is heading to federal prison. 46-year-old Jesus Gutierrez pleaded guilty on April 26, 2018, to trafficking heroin and conspiracy to launder money. Today, he was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

At the time of his plea, the court…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 7, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Narcos restarts in Mexico with focus on cartel origins and DEA’s fight to take it down

By David Amoruso

The new season of Narcos will premiere on Netflix on November 16. Branded as Narcos: Mexico it is a restart of the critically acclaimed Netflix series with a new cast and a fresh focus. Watch the teaser trailer below.

In what is essentially season 4 of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 7, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

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