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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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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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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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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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The ringleader of a money laundering group which smuggled tens of millions of British pounds of criminal cash out of the United Kingdom has been jailed for 9 years on Thursday. 47-year-old Abdullah Mohammed Ali Bin Beyat Alfalasi arranged travel for
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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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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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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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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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A member of the Gangster Disciples street gang was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston on drug distribution charges involving fentanyl. 44-year-old Manuel Roderick got five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of possession w
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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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