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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

Trafficker who supplied Schuele Boys Gang with $1 million of cocaine a month gets over 10 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

Houston drug boss admits taking over family heroin trafficking business

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2018 at 7:30am — 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

L.A. Strike Force targets drug organizations that allegedly smuggled Sinaloa Cartel narcotics into U.S.

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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 –…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Sinaloa Cartel member extradited from Mexico to US for smuggling massive amounts of marijuana and cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2018 at 2:34pm — No Comments

International trafficking ring operating in Mexico and U.S. made sex slavery a family business

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Death Penalty for Drug Lords: Is lethal injection the solution to the War on Drugs?

By David Amoruso

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.

Last week,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2018 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

Cocaine distributor for Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel gets 14 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Nephews of Venezuela’s first lady each get 18 years in prison for plan to import 800 kilos of cocaine into the U.S.

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 16, 2017 at 2:44am — 2 Comments

VIDEO: The Day I Met El Chapo, actress Kate del Castillo about her and Sean Penn’s meeting with drug lord

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2017 at 3:38pm — No Comments

DEA busts Mexican cartel’s California man linked to one of the largest fentanyl seizures in the Pacific Northwest

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Law enforcement agents at the Nogales, Arizona border crossing from Mexico to the United States arrested a California man linked to one of the largest fentanyl seizures in the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday. 

Daniel Guerrero, of Palmdale, California, was identified by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 19, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mexican drug boss indicted on high desert meth lab related charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Mexican national who was previously designated as an important target because of his links to international drug trafficking was indicted Wednesday on federal narcotics charges related to a meth lab in Hesperia where multiple pounds of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Mexico’s drug cartel violence depicted in Las Vegas Mob Museum photo exhibit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The price of getting high is not just steep, it’s a bloody massacre. One that The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is currently displaying in a temporary photo exhibit which shows the drug cartel violence in Mexico as well as the efforts by brave security forces and citizens to fight back.

“This exhibit is a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 9, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Profile: Gulf Cartel leader Jorge Costilla-Sanchez

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Drug kingpin Jorge Costilla-Sanchez has pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy drug charges and two counts of assault on a federal officer. 46-year-old Costilla-Sanchez was head of the infamous Gulf Cartel (CDG) in the years following the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments

Profile: La Familia Michoacán Cartel leader Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Drug boss Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina pleaded guilty on Monday to narcotics distribution and money laundering in connection with his leadership role in the La Familia Michoacán Mexican drug cartel, the DEA announced.

Rueda-Medina built his career in La Familia Michoacán, a Mexican drug cartel and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments

Member of Ibarra-Torres drug organization sentenced to 27 months in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Rene Cruz-Vargas, a member of the drug trafficking organization allegedly led by 47-year-old Mexican national Joel Ibarra-Torres, was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Tuesday for his role in distributing cocaine in Doña Ana County. 41-year-old Cruz-Vargas will be deported after completing his prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sinaloa Cartel cell leader self-surrenders at U.S. border

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Apparently, drug lords are now saving U.S. authorities the trouble of having to go through a long-winded extradition procedure by self-surrendering at the border with arms stretched forward and palms up for the handcuffs. That’s what …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 8, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Profile: Los Zetas Cartel boss Ivan Velazquez Caballero

By David Amoruso

Sometimes a nickname tells you all you need to know about a person. They called Los Zetas Cartel boss Ivan Velazquez Caballero “El Talibán.” They did so because just like his namesake in Afghanistan he chopped off heads and put them on display. It was the kind of viciousness that made his rise through one of Mexico’s most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments

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