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A federal jury on Thursday found three members of MS-13 guilty of racketeering, murder, extortion, and drug charges after a 3-week trial. 41-year-old Luis Flores-Reyes, 40-year-old Jairo Jacome, and 27-year-old Brayan Contreras-Avalos face life in pr
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Reynaldo Vasquez, the former president of the El Salvadorean soccer federation, was sentenced on Thursday, in federal court in Brooklyn, to 16 months’ imprisonment in connection with over $350,000 in bribes that he and other soccer officials from El
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A manager for a drug trafficking organization that purchased over 100 kilograms of cocaine in Puerto Rico and shipped the kilograms to residences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and southern New Jersey admitted to his role in the conspiracy on Wednesd
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By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

David Durk, who was born in 1935, joined the New York Police in 1963, and by the closing of the 1960s, was a detective attached to the city’s Department of Investigation, which served as an independent and non-part

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In the early 1990s, British law enforcement launched a new method of infiltrating the criminal underworld. The Investigation Division of Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise – the UK’s equivalent of the US Drug Enforcement Administration – began to train
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A Spanish branch of the ‘Ndrangheta, the infamous Calabrian Mafia, was busted two weeks ago. 32 individuals tied to the mob organization were arrested in Spain for their involvement in large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering, Europol report
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In the world of gangsta rap it helps to have a bit of street credibility. But “keeping it real” tends to be a double edged sword. It attracts both fans and members of law enforcement. One will get you rich, the other will get you locked up. Houston r
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The leader of a large-scale, international organization importing large quantities of multiple types of drugs into the United States from Mexico was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Tuesday to face drug trafficking charges in Texas.
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The house always wins. When it comes to gambling, the Italian American Mafia learned that lesson decades ago. To this day, its members continue to reap the benefits. Among them Lucchese crime family soldier Anthony Villani, who made a cool million a
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An Eastern European mob boss who ran rackets in Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island neighborhoods of Brooklyn was extradited from Switzerland last week. 43-year-old Viktor Zelinger faces serious racketeering charges in the United States,
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A member of the El Valle drug trafficking organization pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine in the United States. 43-year-old Rafael Antonio Pineda Santos was extradited from Guatemala in May 2022 after bei
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A member of the Springfield Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, known as the Latin Kings, has been sentenced on September 7 for drug offenses. 36-year-old Jonathan “King Legend” Casiano received a sentence of 10 years i
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A massive international organized crime ring has been broken up in a joint operation between the Spanish Civil Guard and the German Criminal Bureau of Hamburg, Europol reported Monday. The crime group provided financial services to various criminal o
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Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, one of the founding fathers of Mexico’s narco underworld, was released from prison and granted house arrest due to his deteriorating health, authorities said on Tuesday.
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A violent enforcer for the Aryan Circle white supremacy prison gang was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison. 39-year-old Jesse Paul “JP” Blankenship had been convicted at trial on November 16, 2021, of racketeering conspiracy, kidnapping in aid o
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In the underworld there’s rarely a happy ending. Gangsters can make millions, only to end up in prison without being able to enjoy their wealth. If they don’t end up dead. The best one can hope for in that way of life is being immortalized in a telev
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Gangsters work in the shadows. Why? Because if they ply their trade in the spotlights then they are bound to end up in prison. Any attention a criminal puts on himself will bring him nothing but trouble. A leader of the Bloods gang found that out whe
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Matteo Messina Denaro is a Mafia ghost. Despite being one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, authorities remain unable to pinpoint his whereabouts. The Sicilian Cosa Nostra boss has been on the run since 1993, but Italian police believe he continu
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Three founders and 22 members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, drug and gun charges. Founded around 2000 in a Georgia county jail, the Ghostface Gangsters expanded beyond Georgia prison
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The leader of the Eight Tray Gangsta Crips in Baltimore pleaded guilty last Friday to racketeering and drug conspiracy charges. 31-year-old Trayvon “G-Tru” Hall led the Baccwest Eight Tray Gangsta Crips in Baltimore and had traveled to California to
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