One of Colombia’s most powerful drug cartels had enough of losing cocaine shipments and placed a $70,000-dollar price on the head of their main nemesis: a police dog. The German shepherd named Sombra, which translates as Shadow, has had so much success in sniffing out the cartel’s product that she has…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments
Four members of a group that imported at least £1 million worth of cocaine into the United Kingdom from Jamaica were handed prison sentences on Friday. A fifth member is awaiting sentencing, while a sixth is a fugitive. Under the leadership of 41-year-old Nigel Roberts, the gang organized at least…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
A legislator in the National Congress of Honduras and three other men were charged on Tuesday in a DEA-led probe with drug trafficking and weapons crimes. 57-year-old congressman Midence Oqueli Martinez Turcios (above) follows in the footsteps of his colleague Fredy Renan Najera Montoya, who, in…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments
People tend to focus on one thing while ignoring everything else. Our attention span just isn’t capable of more. Luckily, law enforcement agencies are filled with plenty of agents, each one focused on a different criminal target. That’s how a Pakistani drug kingpin was brought to justice on U.S.…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2018 at 3:22am — No Comments
An alleged member of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Wednesday. 47-year-old Arturo “Chous” Shows Urquidi is charged with money laundering and organizing massive shipments of cocaine and marijuana into the United States.
His trial is scheduled…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2018 at 2:34pm — No Comments
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The leader and founder of one of Newark’s most violent street gangs was sentenced on Tuesday to 45 years in prison. 33-year-old Farad Roland (photo above) admitted his role in five murders, an armed carjacking, an armed robbery of a drug dealer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments
They called him “Fresh.” But chances were that after a meeting with him, you were anything but and more likely rotting away in a shallow grave. As a hitman for the Rival Impact street gang, 33-year-old Frank Smith was a cold-blooded killing machine on the streets of New York.
The gang life was all…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments
The ghost of Pablo Escobar continues to haunt his former associates. In newly declassified cables from the State Department, Álvaro Uribe, former Colombian president and one of the nation’s most powerful political figures, was frequently accused of having close ties to drug lords such as…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It’s hard to become a new person. If you’ve spent years of your life trafficking drugs, committing kidnappings, robberies, and brutal murders all the while surrounded by like-minded men then changing yourself isn’t just hard, it becomes impossible.
Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez (photo above), a man…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2018 at 5:55am — No Comments
Law enforcement in California dealt a big blow to the Mexican Mafia on Wednesday, charging 83 individuals in two federal racketeering indictments, one of which outlines how members of the group were able to control drug smuggling, narcotics sales and the extortion of prisoners inside the Los…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
They don’t call the criminal underworld a jungle for nothing. There are many similarities between the animal kingdom and the world of gangs and the Mafia. There is a food chain, there are specific roles to play, there is a dominant species, and there is a King that rules the land.
But what about…Continue
A British career criminal was shot in the head and left for dead on the streets of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Saturday night. 55-year-old Allan P. (his last name has not been released by…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Two men who hold the rank of Godfather in the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the United Blood Nation were convicted on Thursday of racketeering conspiracy charges. 44-year-old James Baxton (photo above, right), known on the streets as Frank White, and 45-year-old Pedro “Magoo” Gutierrez (photo above, left)…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2018 at 3:36am — No Comments
What’s in a title? Loving Pablo is the latest in a long line of documentaries, television series and movies about Colombia’s most notorious drug lord and proof that Hollywood’s love for…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 13, 2018 at 8:11am — No Comments
Infamous New York mob boss Charles “Lucky” Luciano’s story is never finished being told. So many rackets, so many murders, so much cash, and so many intriguing gangsters. In the comic book series LUCKY, author Christian Cipollini takes readers on a journey into the netherworld of America’s first “Dope…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 13, 2018 at 6:53am — No Comments
Violence and suffering be damned, cocaine remains one of the world’s favorite recreational drugs. A newly released report by the Global Drug Survey explored its cost and availability around the world.…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments
Steel bars don’t stop crime. Despite incarcerating more people than any other country, the United States is still swamped in violence and crime. This week, a latest case in which two men, one an inmate, were convicted of murder conspiracy and cocaine trafficking is all the more proof of…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Once a criminal always a criminal? The answer to that question depends on who you ask, but in the new documentary Revolving Doors, filmmaker James Burns takes a look at what it means to have been convicted of a crime and having done time in prison. Can one get one’s life back on track?
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments
An organized crime group from Morocco used jet skis to smuggle migrants and cannabis across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain. The group was dismantled this week in a joint action day by the Spanish National Police and the Civil Guard.
They arrested and detained a total of 19 people of…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments
Three members of MS-13 were convicted of racketeering conspiracy and murder on Monday in Boston Federal Court. All three are Salvadoran nationals and will face deportation after completing their prison sentence. Interestingly, it was these kind of deportations that helped found…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments