• Gangs & Organized Crime
    Griselda Blanco: The “Cocaine Godmother” at the Heart of the Bloodshed

    Through the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Florida’s Dade County was the scene of the Miami drug wars. Shoot-outs and bombings made Dade County, especially Miami, America’s murder capital. Police and political corruption was endemic. Witnesses and drug dealers were routinely murdered. Triggermen sprayed crowds with automatic fire just to hit one or two targets.…

  • Gangs & Organized Crime
    11 Most Memorable Al Capone Quotes

    Words by Rob Thubron and Cheish Merryweather  Talk to anyone about prohibition gangsters and in all likelihood the first name they’ll mention will be Alphonse Gabriel ‘Al’ Capone. Nearly ninety years since his heyday, Capone’s name still pops up regularly in modern culture, yet it’s easy to forget that for all his showboating and media-savviness, Al…

  • 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…