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The high-ranking member of a drug trafficking organization operating in New York and New Jersey was convicted on Thursday of conspiring to import 150 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. Vicente “El Bori” Esteves thought he had found a Colomb
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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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The life of an outlaw is one lived on the edge. Fuck the rules, laws, and what people think. Hells Angels president Ralph “Sonny” Barger epitomized this attitude to the fullest. He passed away yesterday. He was 83.
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Eritrean national Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam is one of the world’s most notorious and cruelest human traffickers, according to Dutch authorities and Europol, which have placed him on their most wanted criminals lists.
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Who said prison is the end of the road for a criminal? For most it is either the beginning of a long criminal career or simply a change of venue. Case in point 42-year-old Darryl Tawiah, of Southwark London, who was already serving an 18-year sentenc
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The gang life is for the young and up-and-coming. You make a name for yourself in this ultra-violent environment and usually end up in a coffin at an early age. But not Paul Gary Wallace. At 56, he has seen it all and then some as he leads the South
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An alleged Yakuza boss was arrested by U.S. authorities on Monday after he was caught up in a sting operation by the DEA. 57-year-old Takeshi Ebisawa plotted to ship heroin and meth into New York and wanted to acquire surface-to-air missiles for asso
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A leader of an MS-13 gang operating in Maryland was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. El Salvadorian national Miguel “Reaper” Angel Corea-Diaz had been found guilty of racketeering and murder conspiracy on November 23, 2021 after a four-week tri
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Raffaele Imperiale’s criminal empire has officially crumbled. The international Camorra boss sat atop the European drug underworld, forming a close partnership with organizations in Ireland and the Netherlands and deemed himself safe in the desert ci
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Reputed Irish mob boss Daniel Kinahan is a man with many talents. Following in the footsteps of his father Christy, he leads a crime clan in Dublin, Ireland, that has grown into a global drug cartel that pumps tons of cocaine into Europe. Still, he k
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The drug underworld is a treacherous place. Deadly rivals, sophisticated investigators, and unpredictable addicts could all end any lucrative operation. The biggest threat could also come from within; a snitch looking to get out of a bind. Fort Myers
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Marijuana may be legal in 18 states, but that doesn’t mean one can't still make considerable money selling the stuff on the black market. 51-year-old Fayao “Paul” Rong did just that. He led a large-scale marijuana trafficking operation that grew the
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Alleged drug trafficker Rafael Orlando Ramirez Barillas appeared in federal court in California on Thursday. Ramirez Barillas is a Guatemalan national who was extradited to the United States from Guatemala on February 10, 2022 to face international c
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In the underworld, the strong and violent rise quickly, but it is the smart who reach the ultimate pinnacle. Among them is Belgium drug lord Flor Bressers. He is young, educated, extremely ruthless and one of Europe’s biggest narco crime bosses.
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What do numbers tell us? In 1928, the boss of what we now know as the Gambino Crime Family is murdered in New York. Two years later, his successor is gunned down. Twenty-one years afterwards, the current boss of the family disappears, assumed murdere
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