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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

Authorities in El Paso arrest 14 members of Orrantia organization on drug and money laundering charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Federal and state authorities arrested 14 members of the Orrantia drug organization, including the group’s leader Mario Armando Orrantia, on federal narcotics trafficking charges. 51-year-old Orrantia was responsible for the smuggling of hundreds of kilograms of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2017 at 10:12am — No Comments

Massive Sinaloa Cartel drug pipeline into Los Angeles busted by federal authorities

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An investigation by the Los Angeles Strike Force resulted Thursday in the indictment of 22 members of a drug trafficking organization linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. They are charged with drug trafficking, money…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

Mexican boss of major marijuana trafficking organization convicted

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mexican national Armando Javier Picazo Jimenez admitted leading a major marijuana trafficking cell on Wednesday as he pled guilty for his role in a conspiracy to traffic drugs from Laredo to the Dallas area via the use of tractor trailers. The 42-year-old drug boss faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2017 at 11:47am — No Comments

Former Mexican official and his wife charged in money laundering scheme

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Prosecutors unsealed the indictment of the former Tabasco, Mexico, Secretary of Finance following the arrest of his wife in the Houston area. 49-year-old Jose Manuel Saiz-Pineda served as the Secretary of Finance of the Mexican State of Tabasco from 2007 to 2012 under former Governor Andres Granier Melo.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 28, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Major international drug transporter who used submarines, planes to move tons of cocaine extradited from Colombia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Colombian narcotics trafficker Gustavo Bermudez-Vanegas has been brought into the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday where he was arraigned on an international cocaine distribution conspiracy charge. The 57-year-old drug lord was arrested in Colombia on a provisional arrest warrant issued from…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sinaloa cartel boss Dámaso López arrested – Was former right-hand man of drug lord “El Chapo” Guzman

By David Amoruso

Mexican authorities arrested Sinaloa cartel boss Dámaso López in an upper middle class neighborhood in Mexico City early Tuesday morning. He was once the right-hand man of the Sinaloa cartel’s supreme leader,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments

DEA busts Mexican drug trafficking organization operating in multiple states across United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A DEA-led investigation has brought down a nationwide Mexican drug organization that smuggled large quantities of heroin, meth, and cocaine from Mexico to the United States. Twenty-eight individuals were indicted on April 28 and face drug trafficking and money laundering charges, but the group’s leader,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

Six who laundered millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartel sentenced to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Four individuals from Houston and two Mexican nationals have been ordered to federal prison on April 27 for their respective roles in laundering drug proceeds for a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

FBI sting operation snares Turkish Canadian drug boss – Tried smuggling 100 kilos of cocaine to Canada

By David Amoruso

The United States may be one of the biggest consumer markets for drugs of any kind, but at the same time there is no country on earth that enforces its anti-drug laws as rigorously. Smugglers, traffickers and kingpins the world over have taken note and fear ending up in a U.S. prison. Still, sometimes the lure of untold…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

MMA champion Conor McGregor dresses up as Harlem mob boss Bumpy Johnson

By David Amoruso

UFC superstar Conor McGregor continues to draw inspiration from the life and times of infamous gangsters and mob bosses. This weekend, he posed for a photo which he captioned with: “Flinging turkeys out the truck like Bumpy Johnson.”

Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was a notorious …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

FBI seeking tips on Ten Most Wanted Barrio Azteca gang captain suspected in triple murder of U.S. citizens in Mexico

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Turn up the heat! The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for tips leading to the arrest of Eduardo “Tablas” Ravelo, who is listed as a “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive.” He is wanted on charges related to the murders of a pregnant United States consulate employee, her husband, and the husband of a second…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 3:51am — No Comments

Rabobank taken to court on charges it laundered money for Mexican drug cartels

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Dutch lawyer Göran Sluiter and his Mexican client Fernando Hernandez filed a criminal complaint in a court in the Netherlands this week against Dutch banking giant the Rabobank for its alleged involvement in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels at one of its subsidiaries in the border city of Calexico in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 4, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

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