At the start of the 1990s, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise noted the domination of the cannabis trade by established organized crime. The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to…Continue
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Turkish-Dutch drug boss Sadullah Unnu is nicknamed “The King of Heroin.” A pretty clear indication of his chosen occupation and top selling product. Born in Turkey and raised in the Netherlands, he roamed through Europe as he built an expansive network that pushed dope into the veins of European…Continue
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Sito Miñanco is one of Spain’s most infamous drug bosses, with international contacts from the Medellin cartel to Panamanian dictator Noriega. His exploits were turned into a Netflix tv show while he himself was still actively smuggling thousands of kilos of cocaine.
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Police in Ireland busted a member of what media call “a veteran crime gang known as The Family” and seized almost €300,000 euros of drugs. A 48-year-old man was arrested on Monday night in Ballyfermot, a suburb of Dublin.
Authorities are withholding the man’s identity, as is…Continue
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Alleged ‘Ndrangheta boss Gabriele “El Italiano” Biondo made an initial appearance in federal court in Boston on Thursday in connection with a 1,500-kilo cocaine shipment. Biondo is an Italian national who was extradited to the United States from Spain. He is alleged to have been in close contact with…Continue
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French police busted an Armenian Mafia group across France, Europol reported today. On Monday, around 200 officers from the Gendarmerie Nationale (French Gendarmerie) and Customs, with on-the-field support by Europol, targeted suspects involved in large-scale criminal activities, including cigarette…Continue
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British crime boss Robert Dawes is one of Europe’s biggest drug traffickers. His influence reaches beyond the borders of the United Kingdom and into dozens of countries where he has the power to make men rich and end lives with one call.
Born in 1972 in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, it was…Continue
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A court in Spain acquitted seventeen Russian nationals last week of money laundering and fraud charges tied to the Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya organization, a well-known Russian Mafia group operating out of St. Petersburg. Nine other defendants, including mob bosses Gennady Petrov (photo above, left),…Continue
Irish gangster Frederick “Fat Freddie” Thompson’s name is notorious in and around Dublin, Ireland. As leader of a squad of hitmen he orchestrated countless bloody murders in two gang wars that ravaged not just the Irish city, but Europe’s mainland as well.
Thompson was born in 1980 in South…Continue
Four men who hired a private jet to smuggle half a ton of cocaine into the United Kingdom from Colombia have been jailed following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation. Following a four-week trial, today a jury found four men guilty of coke smuggling.
49-year-old Martin James Neil and…Continue
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An organized crime group from Morocco used jet skis to smuggle migrants and cannabis across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain. The group was dismantled this week in a joint action day by the Spanish National Police and the Civil Guard.
They arrested and detained a total of 19 people of…Continue
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The Spanish Guardia Civil busted a criminal enterprise operating in Spain and Germany this week, which used a network of food establishments, including kebab meat suppliers, to conceal their activities and launder €36 million of its ill-gotten gains.
Five individuals were arrested, while…Continue
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A joint cooperation by the DEA and Europol has dismantled a drug pipeline between Colombia and Europe. Nine suspected drug traffickers were arrested today and charged with their role in transporting multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine from Colombia, Ecuador and Panama to Europe.
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Six alleged members of an international drug trafficking organization were arrested across Europe yesterday, seriously crippling its criminal operations, Europol reports. The arrests took place in Romania, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
The initial investigation started in February 2016 when several…Continue
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The Amsterdam underworld knew Dries Riphagen as the Dutch Al Capone, a violent crime boss ready and willing to end your life to make a buck. But when the second World War ravaged through Europe, Riphagen rebranded himself as one of the Netherlands’ biggest Jew hunters when he partnered with the invading Nazis. Befitting…Continue
A fugitive wanted in connection to a drug trafficking investigation handed himself in to Gibraltar police dripping wet and salty from the sea water he just swam in to reach the island. Jason Waterman turned himself in on Monday evening after learning of a National Crime Agency (NCA) Crimewatch appeal for help to…Continue
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British drug boss Nicholas Strange was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to smuggling drugs and money laundering. His group smuggled high purity cocaine and cash between Ibiza and Wales and supplied several other gangs in the United Kingdom.
34-year-old Strange lived on …Continue
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The Spanish Guardia Civil, supported by Europol and the Croatian National Police, arrested ten members of a Croatian organized crime group involved in the cultivation, processing and trafficking of marijuana. During five house…Continue
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The thief behind one of the biggest art heists in history stepped into the spotlight yesterday as he went on various Dutch talk shows to discuss how he stole two Van Gogh paintings worth millions from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002 and eventually sold them to a Camorra drug boss. In between, he also claims to…Continue
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Police in Italy scored a nice bonus this week when they busted a Neapolitan Camorra clan and recovered two stolen paintings from Vincent van Gogh worth $100 million in the process. The paintings of the Dutch master had been stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and were missing ever since. Beside the painting, authorities seized…Continue
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