Thursday, November 30, 2017

Cargo Thefts on the rise World-wide

Cargo theft incidents in the United States were up 24 percent in the third quarter. Texas beat out California for the state with the most reported cargo theft incidents in the quarter, accounting for 24 percent of all thefts – a 105 percent increase over the second quarter. California also accounted for 24 percent of thefts nationwide, followed by Florida, Georgia and New Jersey at 9 percent each.

Full truckload theft was the most common theft type, accounting for 82 percent of all reported thefts with an average loss value of $128,450.
In Rio de Janeiro the thefts — which occur on average more than once an hour and are often staged by scores of criminals carrying assault rifles — have forced the national postal service to stop street deliveries in some parts of Rio, while supermarkets have raised their prices to pay for the losses.

“The situation in Rio is out of control,” says an expert. “We now say this has stopped being theft and it has almost turned into looting.” The government of Brazil has deployed troops to the city of Rio de Janeiro to try to slow the rise of cargo theft, which rose 22 percent last year to 22,500 thefts.

UFC Star McGregor in brawl with Mobster Graham “The Wig” Whelan

According to media reports, a threat has been made against Conner McGregor’s life over a sensational barroom brawl with Irish mafia figures. The reports claim that senior members of Ireland’s infamous Kinahan crime cartel are seeking retribution.
McGregor allegedly assaulted a man with ties to Kinahan lieutenant Graham “The Wig” Whelan — one of the country’s most feared gangsters. Reports claim Whelan has demanded McGregor pay restitution of 900,000 Euros ($1,060,000 million) or the crime figure will have the biggest name in MMA shot.

The UFC star issued an apparent invitation on Thursday: “Come and get me!”

A long running vendetta exists between the Kinahan drugs cartel and Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch's crime group.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Armed robber in Bellagio Poker Cage Heist Wanted

Police are on the hunt for a man who robbed a poker cage at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The suspect, in a wig and glasses, approached the poker cage armed with a handgun. Actor James Woods was playing poker at the Bellagio when the suspect robbed the cage 30 feet away.

Russian Mob Boss can't be extradited from Austria - Fear of Flying

A Russian mob boss with scores of murders on his rap sheet cannot be extradited from Austria, reportedly because of his newly discovered fear of flying.

Aslan 'Dzhako' Gagiev’s gang is accused of carrying out 60 murders in Moscow and the North Caucasus. An Austrian court has approved Gagiev’s extradition to Russia three times since his arrest in 2015.
The latest extradition attempt was foiled as Gagiev was on his way to Vienna airport after his lawyers presented documentation claiming that one of Russia’s most wanted criminals might not be able to survive the flight due to a newly contracted and severe fear of flying.

A source cited by Kommersant says the Investigative Committee hopes that Gagiev, also known as Dzhako, would end up in a Russian jail by late December or early January. “This isn’t about aerophobia! Dzhako simply knows that a life sentence awaits him in Russia,”
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Putin's Angels: Inside Russia's Most Infamous Motorcycle Club

The leader's name is the Surgeon, and he is the president of the Night Wolves, the largest motorcycle club in Russia.

The motorcycle club's leader has transformed a biker gang into a self-styled vanguard of patriotic holy warriors, reportedly 5,000 strong, with close ties to the Kremlin.

Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with members of the Night Wolves biker group
He can regularly be heard trumpeting the country's greatness while warning that its enemies — America, Europe, homosexuals, liberals, traitorous "fifth columnists" — intend to undermine Mother Russia.

He and the other Night Wolves often hold motorcycle rallies to promote Russian patriotism and Orthodox Christianity, making rumbling pilgrimages to churches and holy sites. He has vowed to defend the Kremlin from Maidan-inspired protesters and has pledged to die for Vladimir Putin, the country's president. He has famously declared that "wherever the Night Wolves are, that should be considered Russia."
In 2013, Putin awarded the Night Wolves' leader an Order of Honor for his "patriotic education of youth."

Putin turned the club into "auxiliaries of the state" as part of a broader push to turn potential adversaries into compliant allies.

Alexander Zaldostanov: Nickname 'Surgeon' head of the Night Wolves MC

The Surgeon flirted with modeling the Night Wolves on the HA, they reportedly operated according to a word-for-word Russian translation of the Hells Angels' rule book.

Now he is a detractor of outlaw clubs. In the Russian press, he has called them "arms dealers," "demons" and "drug cartels on wheels."

In June 2015 he asked Russia's parliament to include both the Bandidos and Hells Angels on the government's new list targeting "undesirable" foreign organizations.

Fentanyl seizures skyrocket at AZ border as deaths double in US

5 pounds of fentanyl were smuggled in this stroller
The amount of fentanyl seized this year at Arizona’s ports of entry on the Mexico border skyrocketed 600 percent over last year. Nearly 140 pounds were seized this year at Arizona’s ports, enough for almost 32 million fatal doses, and enough to make traffickers up to $1.3 billion. Fentanyl seizures at Arizona ports of entry jumped from 20 pounds in fiscal 2016 to nearly 140 pounds in fiscal 2017.
About 950 pounds of fentanyl were seized nationwide by CBP from October 2016 to the end of August 2017, more than double the 440 pounds seized in fiscal 2016. The number of people who died from overdoses of fentanyl and fentanyl variations in the U.S. doubled from last January to this January, from 9,945 to 20,145.

Fentanyl trade occurs across the southwest border both to Mexico from the U.S. and vice versa for manufacturing and consumption, according to the DEA. The supply lines for fentanyl are the same as the ones used for heroin

Saturday, November 25, 2017

London gang war feared after crime lord beaten to death

Gangs of Romanian thugs could be dragged into a violent turf war on UK soil after an immigrant crime lord was beaten to death. Drug and people trafficker Sorin Serbu, 36, was ambushed and clubbed unconscious by up to five masked thugs. He died in hospital following the incident outside Global Romanian Bar in Ilford, East London. Police fear Serbu’s killing will trigger more violence.

Serbu made millions from drugs and prostitution in Western Europe before moving his empire to Italy. His move into London was resisted by Romanian gangs already there. Serbu tried to muscle in and imported around 100 prostitutes.
The arrival of competition like that rocked the boat. A savage crowbar beating of a Romanian in Luton is linked to Serbu's death. A supporter said in a Romanian Facebook post: “Whoever did this will be turned to dust.”

Friday, November 24, 2017

Dealer; "buy a kilo of heroin now, you may as well pave a road with it.”

A fentanyl dealer in Vancouver says he’s killed people through his line of work. "I was loathe to get into the fentanyl trade. People called me a martyr for the cause of heroin. I was a straggler. I didn’t want to. But it’s reached full market saturation. If you buy a kilo of heroin now, you may as well pave a road with it. Nobody wants it.”

He says that people take fentanyl on purpose. “The overdoses are from people asking for fentanyl” he said. “They aren’t just saying, ‘Give me some heroin.’ They are screaming for fentanyl.”
Asked why he would sell a volatile product that's killing his client base, the dealer responded, “They’d go to Joe Blow that has it. It’s supply and demand. If I don’t do it, somebody else will.”

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Haitians arriving illegally in Canada by the thousands

There were 14,467 refugee claims made by people who crossed into Canada outside legal border points in a nine-month period this year, and nearly half of them were from Haiti.

Data released by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) on Wednesday shows that 6,304 citizens of Haiti claimed refugee status after crossing illegally into Canada between February and October, about 44 per cent of the total number. 298 have had their claims finalized so far, and just 29 of them, or 10 per cent, have been accepted.
That number will certainly rise as some 50,000 Haitians who've lived and worked in the United States since an earthquake in 2010 are reeling from news that their special protected status in the US will be canceled.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Albert Anastasia

Albert Anastasia (born Umberto Anastasio, September 26, 1902 – October 25, 1957) was one of the most ruthless and feared Cosa Nostra mobsters in American history.

Anastasia ran Murder Inc. during the prewar era and was boss of the modern Gambino crime family during most of the 1950s
By the late 1920s, Anastasia had become a top leader of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), controlling six union local chapters in Brooklyn. Anastasia allied himself with Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria, a powerful gang leader in Brooklyn. Anastasia soon became close associates with future Cosa Nostra bosses Joe Adonis, Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Vito Genovese, and Frank Costello.

In 1928, Anastasia was charged with a murder in Brooklyn, but the witnesses either disappeared or refused to testify.
On April 15, 1931, Anastasia participated in Joe Masseria's murder. Luciano had lured Masseria to a meeting at a Coney Island, Brooklyn restaurant. During their meal, Luciano excused himself to go to the restroom.

As soon as Luciano was gone, Anastasia, Vito Genovese, Joe Adonis, and Bugsy Siegel rushed into the dining room and shot Masseria to death.

After a reorganization of New York's mafia into its current Five Families, Anastasia was appointed underboss of the Gambino crime family.
To reward Anastasia's loyalty, Luciano placed him in control of the Syndicate's enforcement arm, Murder, Inc.

During its ten years of operation, it is estimated that Murder Inc. committed between 400 and 700 murders, many of which were never solved. For his leadership in Murder Inc., Anastasia was nicknamed the "Mad Hatter" and the "Lord High Executioner".
In early 1951, Vincent Mangano went missing and his body was never found. A few months later the body of consigliere Philip Mangano, shot three times, was discovered in a wetland in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn. No one was ever arrested in the Mangano murders, but it was widely assumed that Anastasia killed them.

With Costello's prodding, the Commission confirmed Anastasia's ascension as boss.
On the morning of October 25, 1957, Anastasia entered the barber shop of the Park Sheraton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

As Anastasia relaxed in the barber chair, two men—scarves covering their faces—rushed in, shoved the barber out of the way, and fired at Anastasia. After the first volley of bullets, Anastasia lunged at his killers. However, the stunned Anastasia had actually attacked the gunmen's reflections mirror.

The gunmen continued firing and Albert Anastasia fell to the floor, dead.

Carlo Gambino, "Boss of Bosses"
Carlo Gambino was expected to be proclaimed boss of Anastasia's family at the November 14, 1957 Apalachin Meeting, called by Genovese to discuss the future of Cosa Nostra.

When the meeting was raided by police, to the detriment of Genovese's reputation, Gambino's appointment was postponed to a later meeting in New York City.