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Asia’s Most Wanted Drug Lord - Profile of Triad boss Tse Chi Lop, nicknamed “Brother Number Three”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The world is a big place. While everyone was focusing on the narco kingpins in the Americas, a powerful Triad boss was operating in the shadows, organizing the Asian drug trade under his rule,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 23, 2021 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

Yakuza - Japan's Mafia

The Japanese Yakuza is one of the more traditional Organized Crime groups. The Yakuza are the main power in Japan and have branched out to other Asian countries, the United States, Canada and parts of Europe. However Japan remains their main stronghold. The Yakuza are active in gambling, drugs, prostitution, construction, weaponsmuggling, extortion, money-laundering and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2020 at 2:26pm — No Comments

The Korean Underworld: From its birth to its rise and current state of criminal affairs

By Joe Francis for Gangsters Inc.

The history of Korean organized crime is mostly unknown to the public outside of Korea. Everyone knows about Lucky Luciano and Pablo Escobar and men from their part of the world, but no one knows about men like Kim…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2020 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Gangster arrested for hitting Yakuza mobster in head with wine bottle

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If you’re a Yakuza mobster in Japan then you better stay away from wine bottles. Within three weeks, there have been two incidents involving members of the Japanese Mafia and an assault with…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2019 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Yakuza bosses held liable for crime committed by underling as Japan gets tough on organized crime

By David Amoruso

For the first time in history, two Yakuza mob bosses were held liable for a crime committed by one of the members of his organization. Isao Seki, the current leader of the Sumiyoshi-kai, Japan’s…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2019 at 11:19am — No Comments

Yakuza gangsters arrested after assaulting men who told them to stop urinating in public

By David Amoruso

A wiseguy is always right. And so is a member of the Yakuza, Japan’s Mafia. So what do you do when you see one of them urinating in public on the sidewalk? Two pedestrians in…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2019 at 11:07am — No Comments

The Real John Wick: Separating fact from fiction in Hollywood’s violent gangster vengeance blockbuster

By David Amoruso

Is John Wick indestructible? Movie audiences are about to find out in the third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves as the skilled assassin placed on a universal hit list by the Italian and Russian Mafias, the Chinese Triads, and the Japanese Yakuza. But…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2019 at 4:15am — No Comments

Home of Yakuza boss burglarized during New Year festivities

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Some criminals never learn. Like the burglar who broke into the home of a Yakuza boss during the New Year celebrations. The culprit got away with at least 2 million yen, almost $20,000, but will he – or she – live long enough to enjoy it?

The burglary occurred somewhere between late December and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2019 at 8:09am — No Comments

Yakuza on Death Row: Playing tricks until time’s up

By David Amoruso

Two different cases. Both, violent killings committed by members of the Yakuza, Japan’s Mafia, and both resulted in its murderers being on death row. One gangster was executed on Thursday. The other, a former Yakuza boss, is playing games with the justice system to evade a similar fate.

Keizo Kawamura (right, who…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Yakuza boss charged with ordering hit on manager of car dealership who was slashed with Japanese sword

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Using a katana sword to whack a debtor? That kind of stuff only happens when the Japanese Mafia is involved. Yakuza boss Kim Yeong-cheol (photo above) was arrested last week by police and charged with ordering just such an attack on a used-car dealership manager in November of 2017. Kim is a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2018 at 4:45am — 1 Comment

Learning from mistakes, murdering one’s rival and retiring to Thailand - Profile of Yakuza boss Shigeharu Shirai

By David Amoruso

Sure. Shigeharu Shirai has made mistakes. Who hasn’t? But he’s learned from them. He’s paid for them. In his line of business mistakes cost. Sometimes even a life. To keep that in mind, he’s had to cut off his little finger. Just so he remembers that mistakes cost dearly and have no place among the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

Japan’s banks can reject loans to Yakuza gangsters

By David Amoruso

Yakuza mobsters looking for money need to find a loan shark with good rates, because Japanese banks will reject many of them when they apply for loans. As of yesterday, the Japanese Bankers Association stated that its branches will be able to screen individual loan seekers using the National Police Agency’s database of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2018 at 5:32am — No Comments

Japan’s Yakuza membership continues to rapidly decline

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Japan’s National Police Agency claims a success in the fight against the country’s organized crime element, better known as the Yakuza: its membership is declining rapidly. On Thursday, officers announced that by the end of last year all of Japan’s …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

U.S. Treasury sanctions Yakuza groups and its bosses

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The United States continues its fight against organized crime abroad. Yesterday, the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, a powerful group within the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

Yakuza mob boss bludgeoned to death outside his home

By David Amoruso

Japan’s Yakuza gang war is heating up. Tatsuyuki Hishida (photo above), leader of Aioh Kai, an affiliate of the Yamaguchi-gumi, was bludgeoned to death on Sunday afternoon, Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported yesterday. The 59-year-old…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments

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Gangsters Inc. will keep you up to date on the latest news about the Mafia and organized crime from around the globe. Our website features a mixture of news articles, background stories, long reads, profiles, videos, and photos to show you what’s happening in the seedy underworld.

However, if you want the latest news as soon as possible then nothing beats social…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Asian gangster death stare stops tailgating car

By David Amoruso

You know the feeling you get when some punk cuts you off in traffic. That anger called road rage can call out many inner demons. Curse words are shouted, middle fingers are raised, some of you might even get out of the car and get up close and personal with some combos straight out of the boxing ring.

Then there are those…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2015 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Yakuza membership hits all-time low

By David Amoruso

The Yakuza is not doing so great. According to Japan’s National Police Agency, the total membership in Yakuza organized crime groups dropped below 60,000 for the first time since police started keeping records. Last year, all the Yakuza groups combined had 58,600 members, down from about 63,200 in 2012.

Membership has been going down for…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Yakuza Clan Boss And Members Pose For Photographer

By David Amoruso

The Japanese Yakuza has always lent itself perfectly for visually stunning movies and anime comics. The broad-shouldered gangsters wearing expensive suits and sporting intimidating looks at any outsider who dares to cross an invisible red line. Yet, it is without their suits that the Yakuza members truly become a visual menace.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Organized Crime Test: Japan's Mob Needs Gangsters With Brains!

By Clarence Walker, Investigative Crime Journalist

Intelligent gangsters wanted: Any guys out there ready to work in the underworld?

If so, Japan's organized crime syndicates need immediate assistance. They need extra muscle to run prostitution rings, drug trafficking, collect debts, assassinating rivals and shaking down bar owners. To join this outfit - a candidate might think a blood oath must be taken, as with the La Cosa… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

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