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The Boys from Bethnal Green: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

East is East

American author Robert Warshow declared in an essay: “For the gangster there is only the city, he must inhibit it in order to personify it….not the real city but that dangerous sad city of the imagination which is so much more important, which is the modern world. And…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 5: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is the final part of a 5-part series. To go back to part 4 click here. To start at the beginning…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:57am — 1 Comment

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 4: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 4 of a series. To go back to part 3 click here. To skip to part 5 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:56am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 3: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 3 of a series. To go back to part 2 click here. To skip to part 4 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:55am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green - Part 2: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 2 of a series. To go back to part 1 click here. To skip to part 3 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:54am — No Comments

The Untouchables: How Britain’s top gangsters got rich off armed robberies and smuggling tons of drugs

By Peter Walsh

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 The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Albanian drug dealers found with a kilo of 92% pure cocaine in a Primark shopping bag

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Never judge a book by its cover. Three Albanians were driving around the United Kingdom with a Primark bag filled with a kilo of 92 per cent pure cocaine. Two of the men were in the country illegally.

Officers from the joint National Crime Agency and Met Police Organised Crime Partnership…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2019 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Cryptocurrency fraudster behind €10 million theft arrested after international police operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A 36-year-old cryptocurrency fraudster was arrested on Wednesday by the British South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), in a joint operation with the Hessen State Police in Germany, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and Europol, on suspicion of fraud, theft and money…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 25, 2019 at 8:59am — No Comments

Campaign to save whisky warehouse in Scotland once used by American Mafia during Prohibition

By David Amoruso

Now just a dilapidated façade, once the place was booming. The William Whiteley Warehouse in Glasgow, Scotland, secretly shipped thousands of cases of Scottish whisky to American bootleggers during Prohibition.

Back then, quality booze sold for top dollar in the United States, and bootleggers with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2019 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

Profile of British drug boss Robert “The Voice” Dawes - “He was prepared to use extreme levels of violence”

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2018 at 5:41am — No Comments

Driver who smuggled over £7m worth’ of cocaine wanted by police

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is looking for a man they suspect of involvement in smuggling more than £7 million worth’ of cocaine into the United Kingdom. 47-year-old Lee James Hartness (photo above) drove a lorry from France into Dover, England, on November 21, 2016, containing over 90…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 13, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Gerry “The Hint” Coxson and the men England could not tame

By Jon Tait

Just as the Sicilian Mafia’s roots are from a rural crime tradition that sprang up from the citrus groves and cattle rustling on the Mediterranean island, so a British mafia emerged on the Border between England and Scotland some two centuries earlier.

The Anglo-Scottish…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 22, 2018 at 3:34am — No Comments

Corrupt British border officer caught smuggling drugs and guns found guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Nothing sadder than a corrupt public servant who breaks his oath to protect society against crime and terror. In England, a joint investigation by the National Crime Agency, Metropolitan Police, and French police was able to catch one such official as he attempted to smuggle guns and drugs into…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2018 at 8:36am — No Comments

English drug dealers stored cocaine in industrial unit – Now on their way to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two English drug dealers have been sentenced to prison yesterday after 20 kilograms of cocaine with a potential street value of over £1.5 million pounds was found in an Essex industrial unit. 34-year-old Daniel Reuter and 32-year-old Kyle Cookson were arrested in July of 2018 after police found…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2018 at 4:47am — No Comments

“Good jobs, boys!” fugitive Liverpool gangster tells cops when they arrest him

By David Amoruso

Dark humor. What else can you do when you’re facing over three decades behind bars? That’s what fugitive Liverpool gangster Shaun Walmsley must’ve thought when cops slapped handcuffs on him after he spent 18 months on the run after breaking out of prison with the help of some of his machine gun-wielding…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Smirking and laughing as his victims died violent deaths - Profile: Irish mob hitman “Fat Freddie” Thompson

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2018 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

Camorra boss Antonio La Torre charged with plotting murder of Anti-Mafia prosecutors

By David Amoruso

Alleged Camorra boss Antonio La Torre (photo above) was arrested in Italy this week after police say they have evidence that he and his imprisoned brother Augusto plotted to assassinate two Anti-Mafia prosecutors. The two brothers made a name for themselves as they built an empire from Italy to Scotland…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 1, 2018 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

A deadly weasel moving tons of cocaine – Profile of Montreal’s West End mob boss Allan Ross

By David Amoruso

Allan “The Weasel” Ross was one of North America’s biggest drug bosses. He shipped weed and blow from Colombia to the United States, Canada, and even into Europe. As leader of the West End Gang, Montreal’s Irish mob, he oversaw a violent organization in partnership with the Italian Mafia and Hells…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2018 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Phony businessmen smuggled multi-million-dollar haul of cocaine direct from Colombia on board private jet

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

VIDEO: In King of Thieves elderly gangsters pull together for biggest heist in history

By David Amoruso

We’ve heard the story before. A bunch of elderly gangsters chatting each other up for one last score, the biggest of their careers. It’s the story of King of Thieves as well. But the difference is that this plot is based on the true story of the 2015 Hatton Garden…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 12, 2018 at 3:41am — No Comments

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