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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized the streets of Boston for decades. He murdered his way to the top of the underworld and kept himself there by ratting on everyone else. His enemies and victims yearned for justice. They were in for a long wai
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Nine alleged members - including two captains - and associates of New York’s Genovese and Bonanno crime families were charged with racketeering, illegal gambling, money laundering conspiracy, and obstruction of justice today. They allegedly had a cor
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Richard Cantarella’s life is filled with twists and turns. Known by the nickname “Shellackhead,” he controlled the newsstands for New York’s Bonanno crime family and worked his way up to become a capo. Confronted with life in prison, he decided to sn
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The city of Pattaya in Thailand offers sandy beaches and a clear blue ocean, making it one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions. Its shady nightlife filled with go-go bars, massage parlors, and prostitution, however, attracts a different type
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It was almost certainly too much for Luciano Raia. On a wet, chilly Tuesday morning, January 11, 1966, three women dressed in black moved across the gardens of Piazza della Vittoria, towards the immense block of a building standing on its west-side.
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To say that Russian crime boss Viktor Bout is a notorious figure is an understatement. Known by the moniker “The Merchant of Death,” he sold arms in every violent hotspot in the world. A U.S. sting operation brought him down and got him a 25-year sen
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A Colombian accused of trafficking multi-kilogram shipments of heroin into New York City and of coordinating an international money laundering scheme was extradited from Colombia to face charges. Junior Escobar Miranda arrived in New York from Colomb
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If you kill a DEA agent – or any member of U.S. law enforcement – then you better start digging two graves. One for your victim and one for yourself. Because they won’t forget, nor will they forgive. Infamous Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero wa
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