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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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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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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 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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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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A key supplier for a Mexican drug trafficking organization operating in the Portland Metropolitan Area was sentenced to over 15 years in prison on Tuesday. 44-year-old Eduardo “Barbas” Barbosa Lopez supplied the group with large quantities of heroin
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A California drug boss who bribed a DEA agent was sentenced to over 11 years in prison last week. 37-year-old Francisco Gonzalez Benitez had pleaded guilty on April 15, 2021, to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substance
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One of Colombia’s top drug lords was released from prison last week. Guillermo León Acevedo Giraldo walked out of a maximum-security prison in Bogotá, Colombia, where he was being held as he awaited his trial. He faces charges of money laundering and
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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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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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A cross-border operation involving law enforcement authorities from Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia and Spain, and supported by Europol, on Wednesday, led to the dismantling of a criminal organization trafficki
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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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Gangsters tend to view going to prison as going to college. Behind prison walls they connect with like-minded criminals and learn how the game is played. But why not view being incarcerated as business as usual, some enterprising inmates in Oklahoma
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