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Shopkeepers in the area around the Italian city of Foggia were treated to an explosive start of the new year. Eight bomb attacks have rocked their businesses. It is believed that the Sacra Corona Unita, Italy’s fourth largest Mafia group, is behind t
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Three members and an associate of Florencia 13 (F13), a Los Angeles street gang, were charged Thursday with violating a federal racketeering statute for their roles in the robbery and fatal shooting earlier this week of Los Angeles Police Officer Fer
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Convicts get a bad rap, but when it comes to them having drugs or phones behind bars there is only one responsible party: the prison personnel. 43-year-old Anibal Navarro worked as a corrections officer at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, bu
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A member of the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced Monday to over 15 years in prison for supervising the smuggling of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin from Mexico into the United States and the smuggling of money back the o
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On the last full day of his life -- October 6th, 1966 -- Eduardo Tirella flew into Newport, RI, the storied summer colony of America’s wealthiest families. Doris Duke, the third richest woman in the world picked him up at the airport and they drove t
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The Nigerian Mafia has been popping up in news reports around the world ever more frequently. Its members operating globally and in all sorts of criminal businesses – from cyber crime to prostitution and drug trafficking. One of the biggest Nigerian
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Never before did gory violence look so stylish and classy. Television series Peaky Blinders raised the bar with its depiction of a 1920s Birmingham street gang. Its characters and plot are steeped in realism and history, but what was real and what is
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Ending 2021 with a bang! Police in Italy discovered a shipment of three tons of pure cocaine hidden in a load of bananas, peanuts, and pepper coming from South America. The discovery was done in the Calabrian port of Gioia Tauro, which is alleged to
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One of the last remaining powerhouses of the Ohio underworld passed away last week. Cleveland crime family mobster Ronald “Ronnie the Crab” Carabbia died December 22, 2021, at age 92. He was one of the leading figures that ran the rackets in Youngsto
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Gang boss Steven “BI” Brown was sentenced to over 21 years in prison on Wednesday for participating in the August 2, 2009, murder of Derrick Moore in the Bronx. The 42-year-old had pleaded guilty and had already been handed a 9-year sentence for drug
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Dominican drug lord Cesar Emilio “El Abusador” Peralta-Adamez was extradited from Colombia to the United States last week to face drug trafficking charges filed in the District of Puerto Rico. He allegedly leads a transnational criminal organization
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A member of the Aryan Brotherhood, one of America’s most notorious prison gangs, pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to methamphetamine trafficking. 44-year-old Jimmy Jack Pinkley isn’t the brightest criminal and law enforcement didn’t have a
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