Sunday, February 28, 2021

Phoenix family finds 5,000 fentanyl pills inside daughter's thrift store toy

Parents purchased a glow worm at a thrift store in El Mirage for their daughter and found a sandwich bag with over 5,000 pills of fentanyl inside.

Mobster Peter 'the dumb don' Gotti dead

Mobster Peter Gotti was sentenced to 25 years in prison after his 2003 conviction on racketeering and other charges. He took control of the Gambino crime organization after his mob boss brother, John Gotti, was locked up. Peter Gotti was 81 years old when he died at a Federal Medical Center prison. He was twice denied compassionate release.
The 'Teflon Don' John Gotti was caged in 1993, and his son John Gotti Jr. took over the reins of the crime family until 1999 when he too was jailed. The mantle then fell to Peter Gotti whose own brothers were reluctant to have him become a made man because of his lack of intelligence. Even as a child Peter Gotti was considered stupid, and that reputation grew as the years passed.

He served 17 years of his 25-year racketeering sentence. His lawyer says he's dying. Gotti reportedly suffers from an enlarged prostate, gastric reflux and early onset dementia.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Europe’s largest cocaine bust - 23 tonnes

More than 50,700 pounds of cocaine has been seized by German and Belgian authorities. The bust is being hailed as one of the largest single seizures in the world.
Germany, after receiving a tip from their Dutch colleagues, found 35,658 pounds of the drug hidden in 1,700 cans of construction putty.
On Saturday, Belgian cops discovered another 15,873 pounds of cocaine.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Guatemala Narco Jets

A jet filled with cocaine landed on a rough strip in Guatemala on Jan 27, 2020. The Guatemalan military recovered 1,700 kg of drugs in Laguna del Tigre National Park. More than 40 narco aircraft have been intercepted in Guatemala this year. The plane made news when it was flown out again by a Guatalmalan Air Force pilot. The narco-jet was a Hawker Siddeley HS 125/Hawker 800—an aircraft known for its hardy airframe and landing gear.
“We are talking about an industry that has enough money to abandon million-dollar planes in the jungle,” Guatemalan Army Col. Juan de la Paz said.Air routes have proven difficult to block. Enforcement in Guatemala’s remote corners is almost nonexistent.
“Their resources are infinite, and we are just trying to keep up.” 90% of the cocaine consumed in the US transits through Guatemala. Airstrips are being cut into Laguna Del Tire National Park to land jets of cocaine. Jets can carry more than $100m worth of cocaine. Submarines and go fast boats through the Pacific have been under pressure from U.S. Coast Guard vessels. Cocaine-filled jets once flew to Mexico and Honduras, until those countries developed aerial interdiction teams. Guatemala's National Park has no such dangers.
See ----->Mexican military opens fire on cartel plane carrying drugs
See ----->Narco plane lands on Mexican highway in Quintana Roo

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Toronto Mafia case collapses - Project Sindacato

Angelo Figliomeni
Project Sindacato resulted in charges against nine people in Canada. All charges have been dropped as it was revealed investigators listened in on solicitor/client conversations. Lawyers alleged unlawful and illegal conduct by both York Regional Police officers and by members of the Canada Revenue Agency. All property seized by police must now be returned.
The numbers behind Project Sindacato: 15 arrests; 27 seized homes worth $24m; 23 high-end cars seized, worth $3.5m; about $1m in cash.

At the large Vaughan home of Angelo Figliomeni, 56, police hauled away two Ferraris, seized stacks of cash, Rolex watches and bottles of expensive booze, including a $6,500 bottle of Macallan single-malt Scotch. Then they seized the house. Forensic accountants with the Canada Revenue Agency helped follow the money.

CRA accountants joined the police raids.

Angelo Figliomeni, Emilio Zanutti, Erica Quintal, Francesco Vitucci, Giuseppe Ciurleo, bottom row from left: Nicola Martino, Rafael Lepore, Salvatore Oliveti, Vito Sili and Giacomo Cassano.
Charges include directing a criminal organization and proceeds of crime.
Figliomeni is alleged to have not claimed $4.5m of income from 2015 to 2017.

Jean-Philippe Turmel loses $408k

Between November 1, 2019 and May 12, 2020, Jean-Philippe Turmel, 28, trafficked in meth, hash, and cocaine. Cops seized 54,500 meth tablets, hash and 1,216 g of cocaine. They also seized $408k in cash, which will be turned over as proceeds of crime. This is Turmel's second trafficking bust. Last time it was 42 months, this time it's 57 months in the big house.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

HA Hall, Chalue, Berkshire County ‘Hells Angels’ triple murder

David Chalue, convicted in the 2011 Berkshire County ‘Hells Angels’ triple murder failed to have his three convictions for first-degree murder overturned.

The Supreme Court in Boston upheld the three first-degree murder convictions of HA Adam Lee Hall and rejected his request for a new trial.
The court found him not guilty of previously kidnapping one of his 3 murder victims. Hall was serving five consecutive life sentences. With the latest ruling, that will be reduced to four consecutive life sentences.

Hall was the ringleader when David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell were kidnapped and executed Aug. 28, 2011. The men's remains were discovered in a shallow pit weeks later.
Hall and his two accomplices, David Chalue, and Caius Veiovis, were all convicted of first-degree murder in 2014. Chalue and Veiovis are also serving life sentences without possibility of parole.

Mafia rat Gene Borrello in chit again, naturally

Foul-mouthed mafia rat Gene Borello was busted after unleashing a torrent of vulgar and violent threats against his ex-girlfriend. “The minute you call the cops on me … I’ll blow your husband’s head right off,” Borrello said. His past includes convictions for multiple shootings, home invasions in which people were tied up, arsons, beatings, and multple weapons offensed.
Mob rat Gene Borrello got out of the can last year. He squealed on over 20 Bonnano mobsters, including Vincent Asaro, the 85-year-old “Goodfellas” mob boss who beat the rap in the 1978 Lufthansa case.
Borrello, the nephew of Gambino gangster Anthony Ruggiano, says he was an underworld prodigy. “Before you know it, I was doing collections, assaults, shootings, robberies, and I just escalated to a full-time mob guy.”

See ----->Mafia rat Gene Borrello back in business

Gangster Ravi Pujari back in Mumbai

Gangster Ravi Pujari has been returned to Mumbai to face justice. Pujari is wanted in a huge number of cases including extortion and murder. He has been on the run for over 15 years. He gained infamy through his extortion of Bollywood stars.

Pujari was arrested in Dakar, Senegal where he was living with his family under the name Anthony Fernandes. He held a Burkina Faso passport. He skipped bail.
Pujari’s gang operations spanned across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Mangaluru and Udupi. Pujari began identifying himself as a warrior for the "Hindu cause." Cops say that his transformation was an attempt to cover up his crimes.

The beginning of the end came when cops learned Pujari was hosting cricket tournaments in Africa.
See ----->‘I’m Anthony Fernandez, not Ravi Pujari’: Gangster claims

Monday, February 22, 2021

Oscar 'Prince of Submarines' Quintero captured by Colombia

Cops seized seven tons of cocaine worth $300m.
Colombian authorities have arrested Oscar Quintero, 33. He used submersibles and speedboats to send shipments of cocaine from the Pacific coast departments of Nariño and Cauca to members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

Kompania Bello boss Denis Matoshi

Prosecutors say Dritan Rexhepi, 40, is “the undisputed ‘capo’” of Kompania Bello, with access to “endless quantities of cocaine”.
In an intercepted conversation between Rexhepi and his lieutenant, Jorin Llambro who describes Eldi Dizdari – who was arrested in Dubai under the Los Blancos operation – as “No. 1.” Kompania Bello boasted a solid hierarchy, with soldiers from the Albanian dispora.
Kompania Bello is one of the most active cocaine-trafficking networks in Europe. Dubai cops arrested Eldi Dizdari, also known as Denis Matoshi, in September 2020. He is a leader of the Albanian "Kompania Bello" gang, a transnational crime gang involved in drug trafficking and smuggling operations between South America and Europe. Cops in 10 countries arrested 20 in a series of raids.
Dubai Police placed Matoshi under surveillance before receiving the Interpol Red Notice.
Kompania Bello brought huge shipments of cocaine to Europe. Hundreds of tons of drugs came to Europe via different sea ports. 4 tons of cocaine and over €5.5m in cash was seized over the course of the investigation.