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Music label or violent gang? Original Block Hustlaz provided soundtrack while it flooded Philadelphia with drugs

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

When your main business is illegal, it’s smart to have a legit front business. The Original Block Hustlaz officially were a rap music label that consisted of artists and producers. Behind the scenes, however, they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 29, 2019 at 7:27am — No Comments

Alleged Chicago gang boss charged with sending funds to ISIS in Syria – other gangsters busted for drugs

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An alleged Chicago-area gang boss was arrested last week for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

NYPD cop, who moonlighted as bodyguard for El Chapo’s wife, had side gig trafficking cocaine

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

We often hear the phrase: “They don’t pay cops enough.” Some of these guys have to work extra jobs to make ends meet. One NYPD officer even worked as a security guard for the wife of infamous Mexican drug lord…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 3:13pm — No Comments

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

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

“Chappi” and the Medellin Cartel: Profile of German crime boss Heinz Bernhard Chapuis

By Milko

German crime boss Heinz Bernhard Chapuis had quite the career. He was once viewed as his country's biggest drug boss. But as many if not all in his line of business, his rise was followed by a downfall, so much so that it prompted a judge to emphasize it when he sentenced him to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 4, 2019 at 6:53am — 1 Comment

Afghan man trafficking heroin to U.S. to fund Taliban terror groups caught in DEA sting operation

By David Amoruso

Sometimes wars cross paths. In the case of Haji Abdul Satar Abdul Manaf (photo above), an Afghani accused of importing heroin into the United States and engaging in narco-terrorism for both the Taliban and the Haqqani Network, the wars on drugs and terror intertwine into a dangerous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 8, 2019 at 5:34am — 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

Operation Goodfellas busts $19 million drug trafficking conspiracy from Mexico to Virginia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The drug game is played with lots of players and without borders. Something police discovered once more during Operation Goodfellas when they took down several members of an international narcotics pipeline stretching from Mexico to Virginia.

Nearly 150 law enforcement officers from the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 3:00pm — 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

Crooked 3: Former L.A. County Deputy Sheriff pleads guilty to planning to escort interstate drug shipments

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former Los Angeles County deputy sheriff pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana as part of an interstate drug trafficking scheme in which the deputy agreed to use his position as a law enforcement officer to ensure the successful transport of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 15, 2018 at 3:36am — No Comments

Former Gambino family mobster shows his soft side

By Robert Sberna

As a former member of the Gambino crime family and the son-in-law of John Gotti, Carmine “The Bull” Agnello often found himself the target of news reporters. While Agnello’s past media coverage was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments

Profile: Pakistani drug kingpin Shahbaz Khan – Smuggling heroin from the Middle East to New York City

By David Amoruso

People tend to focus on one thing while ignoring everything else. Our attention span just isn’t capable of more. Luckily, law enforcement agencies are filled with plenty of agents, each one focused on a different criminal target. That’s how a Pakistani drug kingpin was brought to justice on U.S.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2018 at 3:22am — No Comments

British career criminal shot in head and left for dead in Amsterdam

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A British career criminal was shot in the head and left for dead on the streets of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Saturday night. 55-year-old Allan P. (his last name has not been released…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

“Nothing gets my juices flowing like putting a gun to someone's head” – Profile: Chicago mobster Charles Russell

By David Amoruso

You can call Charles Russell an old-time hood that just doesn’t know when to quit. As a member of the Chicago mob’s Grand Avenue Crew, which was once headed by infamous boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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

British secret agents have a license to commit crime

By David Amoruso

After all these decades, James Bond’s license to kill still sounds pretty cool. Though 007 is far removed from the real-life spies working at MI5, they do have a similar license that gives them a pass to commit crime in the United Kingdom, Theresa May, the country’s prime minister revealed in a text on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2018 at 9:56am — No Comments

Mr. Undercover details life of Ron Fino, son of Mafia capo who became an international undercover operative

By David Amoruso

Ronald Fino’s life sounds like a mix of The Godfather and James Bond. As the son of a Mafia capo, Fino ultimately decided the mob was not for him. Instead, he became an undercover operative for the FBI and CIA, traveling the world and cleaning up crime and corruption wherever he went.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2017 at 12:41pm — 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

Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello gets off with a slap on the wrist and goes back to lucrative business as usual

By Robert Sberna

In July 2015, when police in Cleveland, Ohio arrested former Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello, authorities crowed that they were sending a stern message that their city was off-limits to organized crime.

Prosecutors at the time brought a dozen charges including racketeering and conspiracy against Agnello, whose…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

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