In the early hours of Friday morning, 8 January 2016, the world’s most wanted man, Mexican drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, was hiding out in a secluded safe house on the Pacific Coast of his home state of Sinaloa. It had been six months since El Chapo’s stunning escape from a maximum security prison in […]Read more "GET SHORTY: CHAPO GUZMAN THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH"
Last month esteemed writer and author Jerry Capeci reported that Gambino crime family godfather Domenico Cefalù had been replaced by his underboss, the savvy and highly respected mobster Franky Boy Cali. For many years Frank Cali has been tipped as the future of the crime family, well regarded by his criminal peers in America and […]Read more "Gambino Godfather’s: The Sicilian’s are reigning supreme in the New York crime family."
A series of arrests in Western Sicily earlier this month have struck another blow at enigmatic Sicilian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro. The dedicated Mafia hunters unit of the Carabinieri have struck some notable blows in recent years against Messina Denaro as they look to isolate him from his support network in Western Sicily. Also the […]Read more "FAMILY AFFAIR: THE LATEST ON MATTEO MESSINA DENARO AND HIS DAUGHTER LUCIANA"
On the morning of April 11, 2006, two members of the cacciatore, the Italian Carabinieri’s (paramilitary police) elite Mafia hunter’s unit, observed an isolated shepherd’s shack on Horses Mountain near the Sicilian town of Corleone. They looked on as the shack’s owner passed something to a man inside, only seeing the other man’s arm appear. […]Read more "Most Wanted: Italy’s Fugitive Mafia Lords"
BABANIA: THE AMERICAN MAFIA’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH HEROIN The opium poppy is a small plant that grows in equatorial countries such as Mexico, Afghanistan and Thailand. It has been harvested by human-beings for millennia and its “tar” used as pain relief for ailments and illnesses. It gives the user a feeling of great wellbeing but […]Read more "BABANIA: The American Mafia’s Love Affair With Heroin"
On the 1st of December 2012, one of the most infamous and feared Triad leaders of the past few decades emerged from a Macau prison after completing a 14-year sentence for loan-sharking, money-laundering and heading a criminal group. 59-year old Wan Kuok-koi, better known by his nickname Broken Tooth Koi, was once the imposing Dragon […]Read more "Broken Tooth Koi: Profile of a Triad boss"
On the 18th of February 1998, 70 year old Kunihiro Kajiwara was leaving a nightclub in the city of Kitakyushu when he was accosted by two men. Kajiwara was the head of a local fishery in the area and had imprudently opposed the local Yakuza clans bid to have a marine pier constructed from which […]Read more "VICIOUS YAKUZA: The Kudo-kai clan of Kyushu"