Gangs and Organized

Was the Sean Penn/El Chapo Rolling Stone interview a covert CIA/NSA/DEA operation?

// January 11th, 2016 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

Sean Penn shaking hands with Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman (El Chapo) after a Rolling Stone interview

The world was shocked on January 8, 2016 when a humiliated Mexican government announced it had re-captured Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo, six months after his second escape from a high-security Mexican prison – yet another shocking revelation was in store. The day after the capture, Rolling Stone magazine released an article – an exclusive […]

Human trafficking – one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes

// December 26th, 2015 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

Human Trafficking–one of the world's fastest-growing crimes against humanity

It’s been over 140 years since the United States abolished slavery. Prior to that, human beings were captured, often from foreign countries, and forcibly brought to the Sates where they would be used as a cheap source of labor. Modern readers recognize enslaving someone against their will as shocking, appalling, and nearly beyond belief. What […]

Inside the Mexican drug cartels – how to live rich in a poor country

// April 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

Map of the Mexican drug cartel territory

Drug cartels are criminal organizations developed primarily for the purpose of promoting and controlling drug trafficking operations (but have expanded into other areas including arms dealing, prostitution, and human slavery). Whereas they once agreed to cooperate with each other in the production and distribution of drugs, they now war with each other on a regular […]

Russian Business Network

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

Alleged home of the Russian Business Network (RBN)

The Russian Business Network, or RBN, has been described as “the baddest of the bad”. Based in St. Petersburg Russia, it offers web hosting services and Internet access to all kinds of criminal organizations who conduct objectionable activities such as (but not limited to) spamming, child pornography, malware, software piracy vaults, phishing, and yes, identify […]

MS13 Gang – one of the most violent and dangerous gangs in the U.S.

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

MS-13 gang graffiti

The MS-13 gang, aka Mara Salvatrucha 13, is one of the most violent, dangerous gangs in the United States – and one of the most organized. The MS-13 gang has cliques, or factions, located throughout the United States and is unique in that it retains is ties to its El Salvador counterparts. With cliques in […]

Griselda Blanco – the Miami Godmother

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

During the 1970’s and early 80’s, the illegal drug trade in Miami took a profound change, a change that directly impacted the city. As the rich “elite” of Miami spread the gospel of cocaine, the prices dropped and cocaine quickly took the lead as the drug of choice for most users in the United States. […]

Nucky Johnson and Atlantic City

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

During the Roaring Twenties, Enoch Lewis “Nucky” Johnson was an Atlantic City, New Jersey political boss and racketeer from 1911 through 1941. His ingenious but ruthless tactics working the area bootlegging and prostitution rings along with help from some of prominent gangsters of the day, provided him unprecedented riches and made Atlantic City the pinnacle […]