This is the second installment of a 4-part series about the life of Chicago mobster Harry “The Hook” Aleman, who operated as a thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman. In this edition, I will detail Aleman’s use of violence and murder as a tool to increase his power in the Chicago underworld and…Continue
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Harry “The Hook” Aleman was one of the Chicago Outfit’s most feared mobsters. In the first of a 4-part series documenting the life and violent crimes of this notorious thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman I recount how Aleman’s criminal career began.
He was born Harry Peralt Aleman on…Continue
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It’s easy to forget that narcotics is just like any other business – albeit a lot more violent. But in essence, the mechanism is the same. 43-year-old Gabino Peralta-Saucedo knew this all too well.
Nicknamed “Pony”, Peralta-Saucedo hails from Michoacán in…Continue
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The “Boss of Bosses” of a large-scale drug organization was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Friday. 51-year-old Juan Valdez (photo above) ran a business which imported multiple kilograms of heroin and cocaine from Mexico that was distributed to mid-level and street dealers in Rhode…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Mexico is a dangerous place. As drug cartels fight over lucrative territories, they litter the streets with dead bodies. And no one is immune to getting killed. Last year, a 37-year-old location manager working for the Netflix series Narcos was murdered while scouting for film spots.
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
A drug trafficker nicknamed "Blue Demon" was sentenced to over a decade in prison on Tuesday. 34-year-old Julio Contreras was convicted of racketeering conspiracy in which he supplied the Schuele Boys Gang in Buffalo with upwards of $1 million dollars’ worth of cocaine a month.
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Family is everything. No surprise then that 35-year-old Victor Manuel Morales-Moreno moved from California to Houston to run a drug ring once operated by his imprisoned relatives.
Morales-Moreno took over following the arrests and incarceration of his relatives Jose Herrera-Alvarado and Pedro…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 7, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
Capping a three-year investigation by the Los Angeles Strike Force, authorities on Wednesday morning arrested 20 defendants named in a series of indictments that allege the smuggling of large quantities of narcotics from Mexico on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The investigation –…Continue
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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
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Members of an international sex trafficking ring operating out of Mexico were extradited to the United States at the end of last month and beginning of this month. They are charged with forcing adult and underage women into…Continue
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The War on Drugs is a complex ordeal with a far-reaching and profound impact on society. While citizens buckle under the weight of drug crimes and addiction, politicians hijacked the theme to project a tough-on-crime image to the public while doing little to solve the problems.
Drug trafficker Octavius Williams of Irving, Texas, was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2015 to distributing cocaine. The 32-year-old worked with the Los Caballeros Templarios Mexican drug cartel to obtain and distribute multiple kilograms of…Continue
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The nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were each sentenced to 18 years in prison on Friday for conspiring to import over 800 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas were convicted by a jury in November 2016, following a two-week…Continue
It was a meeting plastered across front pages of newspapers and aired on primetime news shows around the world. When Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Hollywood superstar Sean Penn met with most wanted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman the world gasped for breath. What the…
In a three-part Netflix…Continue
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