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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

Newly released cables show talk about former Colombian president Uribe’s close ties to Escobar & Ochoas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

“Popeye,” once one of Pablo Escobar’s most prolific hitmen, arrested in Colombia on extortion charges

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2018 at 5:55am — No Comments

Gangster Pets: Animal tales from the American Mafia to Pablo Escobar

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2018 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

VIDEO: Loving Pablo with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz details Escobar’s love affair with TV reporter

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 13, 2018 at 8:11am — No Comments

VIDEO: Meet “Popeye,” Pablo Escobar’s trusted hitman who killed over 250 people and is now living in freedom

By David Amoruso

His is an amazing story. If only because not many men with similar lives would live to tell it. John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez is still very much alive and eager to share his tale about his days working as Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s trusted hitman.

Known by his nickname “…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments

The Cali Cartel: The takedown of history’s biggest drug Mafia

By Ron Chepesiuk

On September 26, 2006, American justice was finally served in a Miami court when two gangsters, Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, and his brother Miguel, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges. The plea, which came after months of intense negotiations with several U.S. agencies, marked the end of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 6, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments

Narcos season 3 trailer shows rise of Cali drug cartel, agent Peña, a famous comedian and lots of bloody violence

By David Amoruso

The king is dead, long live the king. With Colombia’s most wanted drug lord Pablo Escobar lying dead on a rooftop, the cocaine business and its many players continue without skipping a beat. The downfall of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

American Made: Tom Cruise stars as Barry Seal, the drug smuggler who worked for Escobar’s Medellin Cartel

By David Amoruso

Call it Top Gun on cocaine! In American Made actor Tom Cruise plays pilot Barry Seal, a man who is offered a job smuggling drugs for the Medellin drug cartel led by Pablo Escobar and starts working as an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

The Real DEA Agents of Narcos: Javier Peña & Steve Murphy talk about what’s fact and fiction in Netflix’s hit series

By David Amoruso

The hunt for Pablo Escobar, the world’s most wanted drug lord, was one of the largest and most violent of its kind. At the forefront of it all, were Javier Peña and Steve Murphy, two DEA agents stationed in Colombia, tasked with bringing down Escobar’s cartel. The two men are currently touring the world with their…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 11, 2017 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

“Cocaine Cowboy” Mickey Munday charged in $1.6M car theft ring

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former drug smuggler who stepped into the limelight when he starred in the hugely successful 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys, has gotten in trouble with the law yet again. 71-year-old Michael “Mickey” Munday was charged yesterday alongside seven others in a car fraud ring that made $1.6 million between 2008 and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2017 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Son of Pablo Escobar talks about his notorious father

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Pablo Escobar’s name continues to send chills down spines in cities around the world. The horrendous crimes he committed during his reign as the world’s most powerful drug lord are well documented and the subject of countless books and movies, namely the popular Netflix series…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pablo Escobar returns in 'even better' season 2 of Narcos

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Pablo Escobar makes his triumphant return Friday, September 2, in the second season of Narcos on Netflix, but just as the iconic drug lord makes his comeback, it is clear he will also bid us farewell. We saw him rise and nearly fall in the first season of the critically acclaimed television series. This season, we will…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 26, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Power Play: The kidnapping and release of El Chapo’s son

By David Amoruso

A very bold power play. That’s what happened on the night of Monday, August 15, in the trendy La Leche restaurant in the Mexican beach resort Puerto Vallarta.

Inside, Jesus Alfredo Guzmán…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 22, 2016 at 5:26am — No Comments

Drug lord had luxury cell part of which he rented out to other inmates at $600 a week

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

We’ve heard of convicted criminals who were about to go to prison telling their kids they were just going on a vacation, but a Brazilian drug lord apparently did just that. Jarvis Chimenes Pavao was living the life of a king in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 1, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: The Infiltrator (2016)

By David Amoruso

Heisenberg takes on Pablo Escobar! If you ever needed a line to sell your movie this is it. In The Infiltrator we see Bryan Cranston, known best for his role as Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad, as a seasoned undercover U.S. Customs agent who goes in deep as he infiltrates the American branch of Colombian drug lord…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 26, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Who's the world's top cocaine producer?

By Clarence Walker

Who rules the cocaine trade? Will Colombian cartels  remain a  major force in the illegal drug trade in South America and Central America--the primary producing countries of cocaine? Or has other foreigners monopolized the Colombian drug trade to limit the Colombians ability to control the European and Central America illegal drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

U.S. government & Mexican Cartel Partners in Drug Plot?

By Clarence Walker

The recent capture in Mexico of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the world’s richest, most dangerous and powerful drug lord labeled by U.S. Government as Public Enemy Number 1.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 25, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels

The following is an exclusive excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new book Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels. We hope you enjoy it!

By Ron Chepesiuk

The Rumble Begins

The Cali Cartel brought in Jorge Salcedo to oversee its security work.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 15, 2013 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

Pablo Escobar's War on Colombia

Pablo Escobar and his son Juan Pablo in front of the White House in Washington.



By David Amoruso

Posted on February 26, 2010

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Colombia is a country which has seen its home grown drug Cartels become just as powerful as its government. The leaders of these Cartels have amassed…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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