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Cocaine and Gelato: Profile of Bonanno Mafia family mobster Salvatore Russo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Bonanno crime family associate Salvatore Russo is considered trustworthy by his peers in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

America’s fascination with the Gangster era: From John Dillinger and Machine Gun Kelly to their pretty molls

By Barbara Casey for Gangsters Inc.

Plans are being made to exhume the body of John Dillinger from his gravesite at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. It isn’t the first time the body of a historical figure has been exhumed. Jesse James, Eva Peron, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, and Daniel Boone are only a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2019 at 5:59am — No Comments

New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa sentenced to 6 years in prison on gun charges

By David Amoruso

Alleged New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa was sentenced to 6 years in prison on Tuesday for possessing nine firearms, including three automatic assault rifles and a silencer. 48-year-old Ragusa was busted in Operation OTremens, a joint investigation which unearthed a partnership between Mafia families…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

How the imprisoned "Doll Woman" spy attracted the attention of the sister to future President John F. Kennedy

By Barbara Casey

So much has been written about World War II and the role that the United States played in it. There is one story, however, that has remained relatively hidden, even though at the time it made international news.

On the afternoon of January 21, 1944, small-boned, petite—no more than 5 feet tall, if…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 17, 2019 at 10:46am — No Comments

United States declares war on Jalisco New Generation Cartel - $10 million reward for leader "El Mencho"

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

United States Departments of Justice, Treasury, and State declare war on Jalisco New Generation Cartel on Tuesday by issuing a series of measures to target and dismantle Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel. These include a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of its leader…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 18, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Two Afghan heroin traffickers ensnared in DEA undercover sting operation sentenced to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two Afghan heroin traffickers were sentenced last week in Manhattan federal court for conspiring to import large quantities of heroin into the United States. 53-year-old Lajbar Lajaward Khan and 47-year-old Amal Said Said Alam Shah were sentenced to 15 years and almost 11 years in prison,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Zheng Inc.: How two Chinese nationals operated global opioid and drug manufacturing business to supply demand

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was a family business. Father and son Guanghua and Fujing Zheng operated a drug ring that manufactured and shipped a large variety of chemical narcotics, including fentanyl, to at least 25 countries and 37 states. An indictment released on Wednesday also alleges the drugs sold by the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 24, 2018 at 5:34am — 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

Investigation: Cocaine delivered faster than a pizza, though cost varies around the world

By David Amoruso

Violence and suffering be damned, cocaine remains one of the world’s favorite recreational drugs. A newly released report by the Global Drug Survey explored its cost and availability around the world.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2018 at 8:00am — 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

“I’m not crazy” - Profile of Camorra boss Michele “The Madman” Zaza

By David Amoruso

“I’m not crazy. Some of my relatives have been in a lunatic asylum, but I haven’t.” – Camorra boss Michele Zaza

Gangsters like Michele Zaza don’t come around often. Nicknamed “‘O Pazzo” or “The Madman,” he was known as much for talking candidly with the media as for his cunning and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2018 at 7:00am — 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

Mafioso gets over 10 years in prison for cocaine & fentanyl trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mobster Massimigliano Carfagna was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine and the opioid drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Seventeen MS-13 gangsters indicted for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking across U.S.

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Seventeen alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang were indicted by a grand jury today on various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking throughout the United States. All defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison.

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

Operation OTremens: How Mafia families in New York and Canada continue cooperating in global drug trade

By David Amoruso

“Always the dollars. Always the fuckin' dollars.” – Nicky Santoro, movie Casino

Authorities in the United States and Canada arrested a total of thirteen alleged members of the Mafia yesterday for their involvement in a largescale drug trafficking pipeline spanning both countries. Among those arrested are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2017 at 6:37am — 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: Canadian drug boss Kevin Donald Kerfoot

By David Amoruso

Smugglers have always found the border between Canada and the United States to be a lucrative one. It’s long and accessible by various routes on water and land. Back during Prohibition, traffickers would do rum runs, but nowadays it’s all about narcotics. 53-year-old Kevin Kerfoot knows this all too well.

Kevin Donald Kerfoot…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Greedy Sharks: The new rule for banking in Eastern Europe that makes fraudulent oligarchs billions

By John Christmas

Years ago, people in America talked about the “3-6-3 Rule” in banking. Bankers paid out 3% interest on deposits, collected 6% interest on loans, and were on the golf course at 3 o'clock.

But now in Eastern Europe, bankers have a new rule. They collect deposits, book “loans” that are actually uncollateralized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2017 at 8:56am — 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

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

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