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Unsung Heroes: The fixers who help tell the stories of the violent drug underworld

By Niko Vorobyov

Over the past few years, I’ve been putting together a book, Dopeworld, about the international war on drugs. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a horse in this race, having spent a year in the hoosegow for distributing various brain-tickling treats, and I drew upon that experience. I’ve also travelled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 25, 2019 at 2:29pm — No Comments

The End: Mexico Narco kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years

By David Amoruso

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus an extra 30 years this morning. The 62-year-old Sinaloa cartel boss was convicted in February by a jury of all charges. He was also ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture. In court, El Chapo told the judge:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 17, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mexican drug cartels looking to flood Western Europe with crystal meth

By David Amoruso

Mexican drug cartels have saturated the crystal meth market in the United States and are currently laying the foundations to start flooding Western Europe with their addictive product. Recent arrests in the Netherlands indicate that members of the Sinaloa Cartel are operating meth labs there, producing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 4, 2019 at 3:10am — No Comments

American Greed: How drug lord La Barbie’s father-in-law headed his U.S. cocaine transportation hub

By David Amoruso

Greed can ruin a man. Carlos Montemayor (photo above) left Mexico and came to the United States in search of a better life. He started a trucking company and turned it into a major success. Rather than being satisfied, he decided to partner with the drug lord known as “La Barbie” and head his cocaine…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2019 at 5:58am — No Comments

VIDEO: Clint Eastwood smuggles cocaine for the Sinaloa cartel in The Mule

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

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

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

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

Arrest of Honduran congressman latest example of extreme corruption caused by drug cartels and MS-13

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2018 at 1:14pm — 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

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

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

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

What’s next for drug lord “El Chapo” and the Sinaloa Cartel?

By David Amoruso

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has definitely cemented his criminal legacy. He was placed on Forbes’ richest billionaires in the world list, became one of the most powerful crime bosses in the history of the world - not to mention one of the most (in)famous - and he executed two successful prison breaks. But after…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, better known by his nickname of “El Chapo,” has been extradited to the United States to face criminal charges related to his leadership of the Sinaloa…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 20, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Sinaloa cartel member gets 24 years in prison for role in kidnapping in US, then murder in Mexico, of colleague

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Organized crime knows no borders. If someone wants you dead, they’ll get you regardless of any walls or border patrols. In El Paso, 34-year-old Sinaloa cartel member Francisco Javier Pulido was sentenced Thursday to 24…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 16, 2017 at 10:08am — No Comments

Prison Breaks - From mobsters and hitmen to serial killers and drug lords: The men who escaped from jail

By David Amoruso

Prison escapes always manage to capture the public’s attention. There is something about criminals using their brain and brawn to break out of a guarded fortress built to keep them locked in. Author John DuMond wrote two books about prison breaks and knows exactly how these mobsters, hitmen, serial killers, and one rich…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 4, 2017 at 7:37am — No Comments

Guatemala extradites its top drug lord to US – Marlon Monroy was El Chapo henchman and Sinaloa cartel affiliate

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Guatemala’s most powerful cartel boss Marlon Monroy was extradited to the United States on Wednesday, he faces drug trafficking charges in Florida. Monroy, a former military officer, was arrested on April 30 while relaxing at his luxurious mansion in the tourist city Antigua Guatemala.

Nicknamed “El…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2016 at 10:04am — No Comments

Mexico's most powerful drug lord - Profile: Jalisco cartel boss Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes

By David Amoruso

Meet the man who seeks to replace Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman as Mexico’s most powerful drug lord. Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes is a vicious and calculating gangster who is on his way to putting his Jalisco New Generation Cartel at the top of the drug underworld.

The line between good and evil is extremely thin in Mexico. A…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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