• Gangs & Organized Crime
    VIDEO: Moment ‘El Chapo’ Judge Is Assassinated Outside His Home

    37-year-old Vicente Bermudez Zacarias, a federal judge who presided over Sinaloa Cartel drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's case, was shot and killed while jogging outside his home on Monday. El Chapo's Sinaloa Cartel has been involved in the production, smuggling and distribution of methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy and heroin from Colombia through Mexico to the United States. By the…

  • Gangs & Organized Crime
    10 Biggest Drug Busts Of All Time

    This week, six men have been jailed after using a fake ambulance to smuggle drugs from Holland to the UK. A British court heard they were moving "Truly colossal" quantities of cocaine, heroin and ecstasy with a street value of £1.6bn ($2.1bn) during at least 45 separate trips. The drugs were kept sealed behind panels…

  • Gangs & Organized Crime
    10 Biggest Villains During The Prohibition Era

    On October 28th, 1919, US Congress passed the Volstead Act - the popular name for the National Prohibition Act - bringing a constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. Those who demanded Prohibition as a way of curing the social ills of the time would never have imagined what its…

  • Celebrities
    8 Fascinating Facts About The Life Of Howard Marks

    Dennis "Howard" Marks, was born August 13th, 1945, and became known as one of the most notorious drug smugglers of his time - his alias was "Mr Nice". At the peak of his criminal career he was allegedly smuggling consignments of cannabis as large as 30 tons. Soon after he stopped smuggling and dealing, Marks gained…

  • Gangs & Organized Crime
    10 Most Crooked Business Leaders Of All Time

    Henry Ford, one of the greatest industrialists of all time, once said, "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business." He was a visionary and an innovator who took pride in ethical capitalism. Despite his place in the history books there are other business leaders who accuse Ford of lacking ambition. Fair…

  • Gangs & Organized Crime
    11 Big Time Gangsters Who Were Never Caught

    Being a gangster has a high mortality rate, even the most protected mobsters might end their days in a rain of bullets. Somewhat reassuringly however, the majority of big time gangsters ended up serving some serious stretches of time. There are a select few that have evaded punishment either by way of wits or by…

  • Celebrities
    10 Stars Who Had Supposed Ties To The Mafia

    Many people dream of hitting the big time and achieving the wealth and power that comes with being famous. But money and influence can sometimes attract the attention of less savoury characters, particularly those associated with organised crime. Throughout history, celebrities from many different fields - music, movies, sport - have had alleged dealings with…