drugs (25)

The drug trade isn’t like selling hamburgers or iPhones. It’s a business filled with deceit and death. Whether buying or selling, in the drug game you never know if you end up flush with cash or six feet under. Like this case in the Bronx illustrates
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Another win for the Italian government against the powerful ‘Ndrangheta this week as police in Italy arrested over 100 people connected to the Calabrian Mafia. The investigation titled “Nuova Narcos Europa” targeted the Molè Clan and brought to light
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Thirteen individuals part of or connected to the Gangster Disciples were charged on Wednesday for their roles in a Lawrence-based drug trafficking conspiracy involving fentanyl, cocaine, suboxone and counterfeit prescription pills containing methamph
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Chicago drug boss Levaughn “Sweet Bobby” Collins enjoyed the fruits of his illegal labor, living in a luxury high-rise condo in Lincoln Park overlooking Lake Michigan and driving around in a beautiful Maserati.
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You want to be a successful artist or a successful gangster? Cause you can’t be both. Rapper Fetty Wap learned that the hard way when he was one of six individuals charged with running a multimillion-dollar bicoastal criminal organization that traffi
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The thing with the witness protection program is that it doesn’t work if gangsters who flipped return to their old stomping grounds. Former drug boss Alberto “Alpo” Martinez proved that point when he drove his car into Harlem and was shot to death on
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A ranking member of the Texas “Mexikan” Mafia with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison after being convicted of firearms and drug trafficking offenses. 36-year-old Robert “Lil’ Rob” Loya had continued his drug traf
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A member of a violent Chicago street gang has been sentenced to decades in federal prison for his role in a major drug trafficking conspiracy that funneled large amounts of methamphetamine and other drugs into Georgia.
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A Balkan drug cartel was busted by police agencies throughout Europe in the past few months, Europol reported on Monday. 61 suspects in 8 countries were accused of being part of a Balkan cartel that flooded Europe with cocaine. Among those arrested a
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Cocaine is more popular than ever before, no matter the harm and violence. In Europe organized crime groups, in particular the ‘Ndrangheta, jumped into the lucrative market. New rivals emerged, but crime expert Anna Sergi expects the Calabrian Mafia
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A high-ranking member of the Los Zetas Cartel was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. Hugo Cesar “El Vecino” Roman-Chavarria (photo above) had pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges on August 23, 2019.
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It’s business as usual. Some curse-laden threats, a bit of labor racketeering, and men who are part of a “crime” family. A mob bust by the book. Yesterday, prosecutors charged the boss, underboss, consigliere, and several underlings of the Colombo cr
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When it was first discovered that drug cartels were now using submarines to smuggle their product minds around the world were blown. Nowadays, it’s part of the business and hardly raises an eyebrow. Six men pleaded guilty on Monday to plotting to smu
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The underworld is a man’s world. So beware of the woman who climbs to the top of such a vicious environment. A woman like Valeska Pereira Monteiro. Just in her late twenties, she became a leading figure in a Brazilian drug cartel. Her position brough
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Raffaele Mauriello is the perfect example of a mobster who worked his way up the chain of command by getting his hands dirty. Well, maybe dirty isn’t the word. Bloody is more apt. Either way, he went from being surrounded by drug fiends to living it
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An organized criminal network composed mainly of Albanian-speaking criminals, suspected of illegally trafficking drugs, was busted on July 13, Europol reported today. 107 persons were arrested in an operation, which involved law enforcement authoriti
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Drugs get you high – or low – but, most importantly, they make organized crime a lot of money. Despite the cost for society and families the world over, narcotics continue to be in high demand. From partygoers and students to soccer moms and Wall Str
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