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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

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

Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss “Shrimp Boy” Chow off to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow were given prison sentences ranging from 1 to 7 years on Monday for their respective roles…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Dumb gangster going by ‘CocaineKing247’ busted trying to buy hand grenades on the dark web with bitcoins

By David Amoruso

Buying online is never anonymous. No matter what they say or how much you try: They can trace you and find out everything about you. Just ask ‘CocaineKing247,’ a 46-year-old man from Great Britain who used the dark web to order fragmentation grenades from a vendor and import them to the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 15, 2017 at 11:17am — 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. His…

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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

Using dark web, man became “armorer” for British organized crime groups

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Hiding behind the online alias “cheeko412,” 29-year old Umair Khan (above) supplied guns and ammunition to organized crime groups across the United Kingdom. His shady web surfing now lands him in prison as he has been jailed for 22 years.

Khan used his online identity to buy explosives, ammunition and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 11:33am — No Comments

British armed robber goes back to jail for importing guns and ammo from United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A convicted armed robber has been sent back to prison after being found guilty of importing two firearms and fifty rounds of 9mm ammunition from the United States. 45-year-old Jason Nicholas was sentenced to 12 years behind bars on June 23.

Police got on his trail in February 2015, after Border Force…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Former Houston police officer gets over 30 years in prison for role in Los Zetas drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former Houston police officer was sentenced yesterday to over 30 years in prison for his role in a large-scale drug operation. Noe Juarez was convicted on January 15, 2015, for dealing 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and assisting an organization responsible for distributing hundreds of kilograms of cocaine…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 30, 2016 at 11:41am — No Comments

Sicilian mob boss busted trafficking guns to Middle East

By David Amoruso

Italian police arrested 51-year-old Carmelo Piacente and his girlfriend, 31-year-old Simona Puccio - both pictured above - and charged them with weapons smuggling. Piacente is the reputed leader of the Ceusi clan, part of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments

14 Cypress Hills Houses gangsters hit with drug trafficking and gun charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Fourteen individuals were indicted Tuesday for their involvement in narcotics trafficking and illegal weapons possession in the Cypress Hills Houses, a New York City Housing Authority complex located in Brooklyn. “The scope and nature of this investigation reads like something out of a Hollywood movie script,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2016 at 4:38am — No Comments

Austrian police dismantle Chechen organized crime network

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Austrian Federal Criminal Police Office arrested seven alleged members of a Chechen organized crime group in Vienna and Hohenems, Europol reported today. This group was involved in a number of criminal activities, including extortion, arms trafficking and illegal gambling.

“In the early morning of 22 March,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

Five Sacramento men charged with trafficking drugs and guns

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment Thursday against five Sacramento men, charging them with various crimes related to trafficking in narcotics and firearms. Undercover agents managed to win their trust and allegedly bought drugs and guns from the defendants. This case is the product of an investigation…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2016 at 8:26am — No Comments

Sicilian police arrest leading figures of Stidda clan

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Police in Ragusa, Sicily, have arrested three people they believe are leading members of the Carbonaro-Dominante clan of La Stidda, the island’s second crime group behind Cosa Nostra. They have also seized an arsenal of firearms, including sniper rifles.

The arrests and seizures are part of Operation Reset, aimed at…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Mob Wives gangster gets 20-years-to-life in weapons case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Another ghost cast member of the Mob Wives television series goes down. Mob associate Luigi Grasso (photo above, right), also known as Ronnie Petrino, was sentenced yesterday to 20-years-to-life for transporting a cache of weapons and other potential robbery tools in 2012, the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 10, 2016 at 6:52am — No Comments

Armed heroin trafficker gets over 7 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An armed heroin trafficker was sentenced to 90 months in prison on Friday, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing heroin with the intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

They call it life in the fast lane, but 35-year-old Miguel Diaz, known on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How ATF’s Fast and Furious crashed and burned

By David Amoruso

It was to be the a huge blow against Mexican drug cartels. “These cartels will be destroyed,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. Led by the ATF, Operation Fast and Furious was to cripple the cartels’ ability to traffic and use American guns. But things turned out very differently and people continue to die from ATF-facilitated…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 7, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Polish-American Arms Trafficker is Feeling the Heat

By David Amoruso

When the Soviet Union crumbled there were plenty of men who used the absence of a strong government to enrich themselves. The fall of the Iron Curtain ushered in the rise of the powerful oligarchs and introduced the world to Eastern European gangsters with access to the best and most advanced weaponry money can buy. One of those men…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Investigating the Russian Mafia on its home turf

By Ronald Fino

The following is a report I made around 2003 regarding Russian Mafia activity. The threat from Russian organized crime (ROC) in the United States has been a major concern for some time. Most of us in the know agree that increased organized crime activity is widespread and rapidly growing. Its ability to change methods of operations creates…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

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