ORGANISED CRIME

Below is a compendium of organised crime groups from around the world. If you notice any inaccurate or out-of-date information please contact me. It is listed alphabetically in terms of nations with sub-sections about different regions.

ALBANIA

? Shpetim Lisha Kidnapping In Nov 02 he was jailed London
(b 6.3.83) for 13 yrs at Old Bailey
for kidnapping Albanian
businessman Arap
Mytaj and torturing
him in Epping Forest
(£50k ransom demand)
Adriatik Malaj (aged 18) ditto ditto (10 yrs) ditto
? Azem Krifsha (30) kidnapping/ Awaiting trial over ditto
from Kosovo fine art theft Posh Beckham
(with several Romanians) kidnap attempt
Mustapha Kadiu, 31 (in 2002) pimping Jailed for total of 10 ditto
(6.12.69) and drug dealing years in Nov 02
in north London (brought girl from
Romania to London
and then sold her to a
club in Macedonia)
Edmond Ethemi (b 30.8.81) ditto Jailed for total of ditto
cousin of Kadiu 6.5 years for ditto

AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND

Francesco Dominico La Rosa Perth Drugs (heroin) Jailed for 12 years in In 2003 he successfully
1996 for drug dealing claimed back tax
from government!
http://www.melbournecrime.com/
THE DEATHS BELOW WERE PART OF A GANG WAR IN MELBOURNE BETWEEN 1998 and 2004 WHICH CLAIMED 23 LIVES
Alphonse Gangitano, 40, Melbourne Shot dead at his home
the godfather of Melbourne in 1998
Jason Moran, an associate Melbourne He was implicated in
of Gangitano Gangitano’s death.
He was later killed.
Graham “The Munster” Melbourne Ditto
Kinniburgh, another associate
Lewis Moran, 58, boss Melbourne trafficking amphetamines Shot dead in a bar in
(father of Jason) and pseudoephedrine, the suburbs by 2 hitmen
was head of the dynasty hashish and speed on 2 April 2004
(on bail at the time)
Mark Moran, stepson Melbourne Murdered (btwn 98 & 04)
Andrew “Benji” Veniamin Melbourne Shot dead in an Italian
restaurant in Mar 2004
NEW ZEALAND
Mongrel Mob Dennis Makallio Porirua
is just one of many members
Black Power Auckland and
Whakatane

BRAZIL

Gang (no name) Paulo Cesar dos Santos shantytowns around Narcotrafficking trying to take over
aka Linho Rio de Janeiro Nova Holandia
(employs Angolan (Timbau,Vila Pinheiro
mercenaries) & Baixa do Sapoteiro)
Elias Maluco, 35 or Rio favelas Narcotrafficking tortured and killed Jailed for 28 yrs in
Elias The Madman (Favela da Grota) TV journalist 2005
Tim Lopesin 2002
Beira Mar gang Fernando Beira-Mar Narcotrafficking tape recorded telling He is imprisoned in
a henchman to cut a maximum security
the limbs off one of prison in western
his girlfriends’ lovers Sao Paulo State
(he was then forced
to eat his own ear)
ditto Lucimar de Lucena
(his right hand man)
ditto Paulo Cuzzuol, lawyer He was arrested in
Jan 2004 for trying
to smuggle money
to and from Beira Mar
in prison
Comando Vermelho Eduíno de Araújo or Dudu favelas of Rio
(Red Command) (inc Cidade Alta &
aka CV Rocinha)
Luciano Barbosa da Silva narcotrafficking shot dead in Mar 04
known as Lulu by rivals within CV
(inc possibly Dudu)
José Carlos dos Reis Encina shot dead in Oct 04
aka Escadinha (Stepladder) aged 49 while on day
release from jail
Terceiro Comando ditto
(Third Command) (inc Ladeira dos
Tabajaras)
Amigos dos Amigos ditto
(ADA) (rule Morro de
Juramento)
(associated with Juan Carlos Ramirez-Abadia Sao Paulo drug smuggling to arrested in Sao Paulo
Norte del Valle aged 44 (in 2007) US and Europe on 7 Aug 2007 $19m found at a house
cartel in Colombia) aka Chupeta (Lollipop) (and money in Cali owned by him
laundering in Brazil) (he is believed to have fortune of $1.8bn)

BULGARIA

VIS 1 Konstantin Dimitrov London/Amsterdam Drugs (heroin) Shot dead in Amsterdam
aka Samokovetsa in Dec 2003 (by a
Dutchman, Ervin Wrecker,
who was a bodyguard for
Kaiser Karl, a mobster who
was killed in Oct 2003)
Yosif Yosifov-Yosko Amsterdam Amphetamines Another enemy of Dimitrov
(Russian?) (and friend of Wrecker)
Krassimir Marinov Sofia Enemy of Dimitrov (may
aka The Marguin have organised the hit)
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? Louis Ziskin, leader California drugs cartel Jailed for 30 years in 2004
(born in Syria) in US
Simeon Mihaylov, 35 London ditto Jailed for 18 years in 2004
(was in debt to Ziskin) (ran UK end) in UK

BURMA (MYANMAR)

United Wa State Army Wei Hsueh-Kang aka Thai Drugs On White House list of
Prasit Chivinnitpanya border (to fund top 12 drug dealers
insurgency) Sentenced to death in
absentia in Thailand in
1987 (in hiding in Burma)
Shan United Army Khun Sa, aka Chang Chi-Fu    Shan state Drugs on White House list of
(ditto) top 12 drug dealers.
Surrendered to Burmese
regime in 1996 and lives
in comfort in Rangoon.
Launders heroin profits
through Burmese economy
The Scorpions Kyaw Ne Win, boss, Rangoon drugs    –
grandson of General Ne Win
former leader of Burmese
military junta
White Snake gang led by sons of the director Rangoon drugs    –
general of police and the
Mayor of Rangoon
Japanese Yakuza ? Rangoon drugs
indigenous gang (not
to be confused with the
real Yakuza)

CANADA

Hells Angels

Montreal chapter

They were led by Maurice “Mom” Boucher, 60, who went to war with the Quebec-based Rock Machine gang between 1994 and 2002. He was jailed for life in 2002 with the help of a supergrass, Stéphane Gagné, nicknamed Godasse, who testified against him. He was jailed for life (25 years minimum). His son, Francis Boucher, was arrested in 2002.

Richard Vallee, 55, was captured after years on the run in 2003 (see link). He was jailed for life in 2008. http://www.usmarshals.gov/investigations/most_wanted/captured/vallee.htm

Andre Chouinard, Michel Rose, Kenny Bedard, Stephane Jarry, Pierre Taupin.

Aime Simard, a bisexual hitman who helped convict Boucher, was stabbed 187 times in jail in Saskatchewan in 2003.

Michel Smith, a Hells Angels hitman, was arrested in Panama in 2012. He is wanted for 22 murders in Canada during the biker wars.

The Rock Machine

Formed in 1986 by Salvatore Cazzetta partly to protect other bikers and drug dealers from the Hells Angels. They were at work with the Hells Angels from 1994. They joined the Bandidos in 2000, but when the Bandidos quite Canada in 2007 (after the Shedden massacre) Rock Machine was relaunched. Rock Machine also has a chapter in Perth, Australia. Cazzetta later served time in jail in the US and joined the Hells Angels around 2008.

The Bandidos

In April 2006 eight members of the Bandidos’ Toronto chapter were shot dead in a farmhouse near Shedden, Ontario. The six killers were led by Wayne Kellestine, a Toronto Bandido. The killing was an internecine feud, best described in Peter Edwards’ book, The Bandido Massacre http://bandidomassacre.com/

The Outlaws

NON-BIKERS

Vancouver/British Columbia

Bindy Johal – Vancouver-based heroin trafficker, shot dead in a Vancouver nightclub in December 1998.

Ranjit Singh Cheema – inherited Johal’s drugs business. Wanted for extradition by California. Jailed in 2008. Later released and shot dead in Vancouver in 2012.

Michael Singh Brar –  Cheema’s bodyguard. Shot dead by rivals in Vancouver in 2000.

Dhak-Duhre group – They are an alliance of two gangs – The Duhres hail from North Vancouver and were proteges of Johal. Sandip (Dip) Singh Duhre, 36, was shot dead in 2012. He left control of 50 to 100 street soldiers and much of the Fraser Valley’s drug trade to his brothers Balraj, 38, and Paul, 35. They have since moved to Surrey area. The Duhres were suspected of involvement in a shooting in August 2011 in a casino in Kelowna that killed gangster Jonathan Bacon and wounded Hells Angel Larry Amero and James Riach of the Independent Soldiers gang. Rabih (Robby) Alkhalil, from Montreal, has been charged with the first-degree murder if Duhre. He fled to Greece but is awaiting extradition. They are allied with the Dhaks. Gurmit Singh Dhak, 32, was shot dead at Metrotown shopping centre in October 2010. Younger brother Sukh Dhak, 27, was put in charge but was shot dead in November 2012, along with his bodyguard, Thomas Mantel, in a hotel in Burnaby.

The Red Scorpions – led by the Bacon Brothers. Jonathan Bacon was killed in August 2011 (see above). His brother Jarrod is serving 12 years in jail for supplying cocaine. A third brother, Jamie is in jail awaiting trial for the  first-degree murder charge of the so-called “Surrey Six”. Six people were killede in October 2007 in a tower block in Surrey, including two innocent bystanders.

The UN gang – The gang, also known as the Global United Nations Syndicate (GUNS) get the name from the fact that their members are from various ethnic minorities. In July 2013 five men were jailed for plotting to kill the Bacon brothers. The gang’s leader Barzan Tilli-Choli (of Iraqi origin) got 14 years, Yong Sung John Lee got 11 years, Dilun Heng got 12 years, Karwan Ahmet Saed got 12 years and Ion Kroitoru got 13 years.  Cory (Frankie) Vallee and Conor Vincent D’Monte, are on the run with Canada-wide arrest warrants out for them. The UN gang are allied with the Hells Angels.

The Independent Soldiers – Their leader Sukhvinder “Bicky” Dosanjh was killed in a car accident in 2005. The gang is now led by Peter Adiwal, who has been in and out of jail a lot.

Tommy Gisby – shot dead in Mexico in 2012.

A gang war broke out in 2008 between Hells Angels and UN gang on one side and Red Scorpions and the Dhak-Duhre group on the other side.

Gang Main members Base Business Events/Status
? Bindy Johal Vancouver Drugs trafficking Shot dead in a
(heroin) Vancouver nightclub
in Dec 1998.
ditto Ranjit Singh Cheema ditto ditto Inherited Johal’s drugs
empire. Wanted for
extradition to California
ditto Michael Singh Brar, ditto bodyguard shot dead in Vancouver
Cheema’s bodyguard by rivals in May 2000

CHINA

FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS INDEX WE INCLUDE TAIWANESE, HONG KONG AND MAINLAND CHINESE TRIADS
ALL TRIADS USE THE CODE ‘OVERTHROW THE CH’ING, RESTORE THE MING)
Gang Leaders Base Business Status/Events
14K Founded by a KMT general Hong Kong Has a deal with Had a feud with Shui
(pronounced Sap Sie Kee) to combat communism, it Holland Yakuza, whereby Fong in Macao in 1997
20,000 members worldwide degenerated into a purely Birmingham it buys hard-core which led to 29 deaths
(4,000 of them abroad) criminal enterprise. Liverpool Japanese porn for
especially strong in Holland Ireland European sex shops,
(controls heroin trade) They are the most dominate N England controls much of
Its lodges in Paris were Triad in Macao heroin trade in Holland
dismantled in 1980s Prostitution in Bangkok
Strong in Hong Kong Wan Kuok-koi, aka Macao Casinos in Macao Arrested in 1999 and
Broken Tooth. jailed for 15 years
(sent to high security jail)
Shui Fong Wan Chun Chung, 42 HK various Arrested in Canada
aka Wo On Lok Canada
has 3,000 members in Lam Ying Kit, Hong Kong London (Queensway area) shot four times when he
Macao alone businessman Glasgow tried to take over gang in
South Coast UK in 1991
Channel Is
Wai Ming Tang, 36 Manchester Jailed for 6 months (see
aka “Clifford” above attack)
Tak Kam Chow, 40 N London Acquitted (see above)
Wai Yuen Liu, 30 So’ton ditto
Shui Cheung Wai, 30 London ditto
Cheng Chi Chan, 24 Sheffield ditto
Wai Wan Ho, 41 London ditto
Wai Hen Cheung, aka pleaded guilty and turned
“George” Queen’s evidence
Sun Yee On To Luen-Shun, boss Hong Kong prostitution, control
has 45,000 members China of nightclubs, drugs
(most active among Europe and counterfeiting
Chaozhou (Guangdong (least power- (also controls much
province) community) ful in UK) of HK film industry)
runs mahjong clubs in HK
Wo Shing Wo ? HK
part of which is the Manchester
Black Society Ireland
(set up in HK during World Yau Lap Yuen, aka
War II under protection of Limping George, boss
Japanese army)
Wai Wo Chung, 26, Dudley
Wai Man Chung, 30, Telford
Dai Hoon (Big Circle Boys) ? China
aka Tai Heun Chei
(former Red Army soldiers (strong in
who acted as 14K bodyguards Low Countries)
before breaking away in
late 1970s)
3K ? HK
Chiu Chao Brotherhood Chin Sophonpanich, founder HK Rice smuggling, Also have bases in
(Teochiu-speaking clan) of Bank of Bangkok, (used (orig from Heroin (Golden Triangl Thailand, Canada, US etc
heroin profits), died in 1988 Swatow) Black markets
Robin Chan, son, HK Took over Commercial
Bank of Hong Kong
Chatri Sophonpanich, young Bangkok Took over as head of
er son Bank of Bangkok
Snakeheads He Chen, 26 (in 2003) Fukien Smuggled people into Jailed for 13 yrs in 2003
(unspecified gang) (aka Fujian) UK for kidnapping Chen Cun
iLiang in Wigan and forcing
his relatives to pay up to
release him (Manch CC)
Chen Ming Jien, 27 ditto ditto Jailed for 10 yrs (ditto)
Zhang Long, 22 ditto ditto Jailed for 8 years
Zun Yan Chen, 22 ditto ditto ditto
He Wang, 38 ditto ditto Jailed for 3 years
THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL GANGS WHICH BELONG TO THE CHIU-CHAO (TEOCHIU)
Mei Hsien ? Swatow, Kidnapping, extortion,
(ditto) (Teochiu drugs, counterfeiting,
dialect) China prostitution
Chin Hai ? ditto
Yao Ping ? ditto
Chao Yang ? ditto
Hong Tai Yang (Red Sun) ? China
strong in
Rome, Milan,
Spain and
S France
United Bamboo Gang, Chang An-Lo, aka Taiwan Loansharking, Jailed for drug dealing
aka Bamboo League The White Wolf, boss gambling, prostitution,
has 10,000 members security & construction
Chang Chien-ho, eldest son Taiwan Stabbed to death in
Taipei by a member of the
Four Seas gang
Four Seas gang ? Taiwan Debt collection,
aka Hsieh Lien-fu prostitution, security
Has 2,000 members (mainly and construction
2nd & 3rd generation mainland
Chinese)
Sung Lian ? Taiwan Debt collection,
(several hundred members, prostitution, small
mainly mainlanders) businesses
Tian Dao Man ? Taiwan Extortion and
(mainly native Taiwanese) prostitution
Flying Dragons Johnny “Onionhead” Eng New York
Ghost Shadows Nicky Louie, founded New York Gambling, drugs Jailed for 9 years (RICO)
(has lost much of its them in 1970s and protection in 1985. Released 1994
power since 1996) rackets
Wing Yeung Chan,new boss ditto Took over when Louie
(snitch) was jailed. Indicted in
1996 (RICO). Became a
? ditto government witness.
Kung Lok Lau Wing Kui, from HK, Toronto Illegal gambling, He fled to Dominican
founded them in 1977 (subsidiary loansharking,extortion Republic in 1980. Later
in Ottawa) nightclubs returned to HK via Macao
Mo Shui Chen, aka ditto Diversified into
Danny Mo, new boss heroin dealing
(also has monopoly on entertainers)
Red Eagles (Hung Ying) ? Vancouver Extortion
has 100 members (orig from HK)
Lotus Family founded by David So in 1976 Vancouver ?
Park Shing Low, new boss ditto
Jung Ching (football club) ? Vancouver
Star Wars ? ditto
Wild Animals ? ditto
Ching Tao (Justice Scale) ? ditto
Yee Tong ? ditto

COLOMBIA

Medellin Cartel Pablo Escobar Medellin Drugs Shot dead by police
former boss in 1993
Carlos Lehder Medellin Drugs (cocaine) Arrested in Colombia
former boss Extradited to US in
1987. Serving 135yrs
Jorge-Luis Ochoa, 42 ditto ditto Surrendered in 1990.
(boss since 1993) Released in 1996 but
rearrested in 1999
Juan David Ochoa,brother ditto ditto Ditto
Fabio Ochoa, brother ditto ditto ditto
Cali Cartel Gilberto Orejuela, 57 Cali drugs Jailed for 9-10 years
aka The Chess Player in 1997 (later raised
to 20 years).
But in Nov 2002 the
Prosecutor General
ordered their release
after serving 3/5 of
their sentence
Miguel Orejuela, brother Cali drugs Ditto (also in jail in Extradited to USA
Bocaya) in March 2005
Jose Santacruz, 52 ditto ditto shot dead
Evaristo Porras Ardila Cali ditto in exile in Ecuador
Mario Ernesto Villabono ditto ditto ?
Alvarado, 30
indep Victor Patino-Fomeque Buenaventura cocaine by sea Surrendered in 1995
Jailed for 12 yrs in 1996
Helmer Herrera, aka surrendered in 1996
El Pacho
indep Hugo Herrera-Vasquez Cali cocaine free
Henry Loaiza Ceballos, surrendered after
aka The Scorpion govt put $600,000
(responsible for massacre of 107 Indian peasants in R. Cauca) bounty on his head
Henao-Montoya Arcangel Henao-Montoya Norte Valle cocaine arrested in Panama
organisation boss del Cauca in Jan 2004 (will be extradited to Colombia or US)
(allies of paramilitary
organisation Jose Orlando Henao- ditto Surrendered in 1997.
run by Montoya, brother Shot dead in Modelo
Carlos Castano) prison (in Bogota) in
taken over much of Nov 98.
Cali Cartel’s business
Montoya-Sanchez Diego Montoya-Sanchez Valle del Cauca cocaine free Believed to be protected by
organisation (formerly a second tier (smuggled to He is top of FBI’s 10 Colombian paramilitaries
(aka Valle Del Norte lieutenant in Henao- Mexico) Most Wanted list (the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, AUC)
cartel) Montoya’s organisation) from Peru/S Colombia
Alejandro Bernal-Madrigal Transportation Arrested in Oct 99
aka Juvenal Bogota co-ordinator in Colombia
for Ramirez-Abadia
see Brazil
Valle mafia Jairo Ivan Urdinola- Valle del Cauca cocaine Arrested in 1992.
Grajales, boss Jailed for 4 years
(related to Henao-Montoya) (still in prison, awaiting other charges)
Julio Fabio Urdinola- ditto Also in jail. Both
Grajales, brother run empire from prison
Chupeta organisation Juan Carlos Ramirez- ? cocaine Surrendered in 1996
Abadia, aka Chupeta (he is worth #2.6bn) Jailed for 24 years
Jorge Orlando Has taken over
Ramirez-Abadia, brother day-to-day business
aka El Mono
? Carlos Ruiz de Santamaria cocaine (arrested Granted bail after a On the run
aka Carlos The Black, 47 Spain in connection with prison psychiatrist since Dec
or El Negro (claims to be a £260m shipment said he had a fear of 2001
Mexican) of cocaine) jail which bordered
on the suicidal

EL SALVADOR

El Salvadorean
18th Street Gang San Salvador petty crime MS-13
MS (Mara Salvatrucha) all over Central and North smuggles drugs and 18th Street http://www.nagia.org/mara_salvatrucha.htm
aka MS-13 America illegal immigrants
(inc 33 states in US) and extortion In 2005 two MS-13 members in Virginia
has 10,000 members in US alone were jailed for life for the murder of
Brenda Paz, 17, an MS-13 member who
MS-13 rules 4 sq miles of was an FBI informant.
LA between Normandie
and Hoover avenues Expert: Al Valdez, investigator,
Orange County, California
In Dec 04 20 people killed on a bus in
Honduras (as a message to the government to leave MS-13 alone)
They practice “stacking” – a system of hand signals which is a coded language, such as
double horns

ENGLAND

The Adams family London (North) Tommy Adams, 42 prison drugs (#18m a year)
(The A Team) Islington/King’s X (NG of Brinks Mat) (Sept 98: 7yrs for cannabis trafficking)
on the decline and no In Sep 98 henchmen Eddie Wilkinson and Michael Papamichael also jailed for 7.5 years
longer considered to (has heroin habit) >> Terry Adams, 46 dresses like Liberace Essex (used to live in Finchley, now Essex)
be London’s top firm Patsy Adams, 45 Fuengirola, Spain
(several of the brothers Danny Adams drug user Majorca, Spain
have fallen out with Micky Adams keeps himself to himself
each other, especially Anthony Passmore Jailed for fraud in Nov 98
Terry and Tommy, Bitter Lemon Bob Deanus
after Terry beat up John Potter (Patsy’s brother in law) Islington council electrician with #1.2m Swiss bank account
Tommy’s son). ex-soldier >>>>>>> Chris McCormack,43 enforcer from Banstead, Surrey (acquitted of GBH in May 99, despite slashing financial adviser David McKenzie)
Wayne Hurren short temper prison (due out in 2001) hitman
Mark Hurren, brother
Tiernan clan Paul Tiernan: jailed for 4 yrs for possessing gun (got beaten up in jail)
Billy Isaacs doorman, one of his friends got shot recently. Keeping low profile
Canning Town Cartel London (East) Tony Bowers Anglo-Cypriot, owns Peacock Gym
now London’s top Martin Bowers ? drugs
(white) firm Paul Bowers
Jesse Gale RIP DEAD
Billy Jasper junkie ?
Dean Hegarty ex army marksman somewhere in Loughton
Michael Pearman? jailed for 7 yrs in 1993 for shooting Norman Roberts dead in Bethnal Green pub
Scott Pearman, son? survived fight at Epping Forest Country Club which left his brother Darren dead
The Evans family London (North) ? Evans keep themselves to themselves Drugs
? Evans, brothers
The Brindles London (South) Tony Brindle, 31 survived Sep 95 assass. Bid drugs?
(aka The Frasers) (brothers) Patrick Brindle with ditto was acquitted of killing Abi Abdullah
closely related Walworth/Bermondsy George Brindle shot and injured while visiting parents
Rotherhithe David Brindle RIP murdered in 1991 by hitman Jimmy Moody (working for Daleys?)
Johnny Brindle married to Debbie Arif (thus ending the feud)
Steve Dalligan survived 1990 assassination bid by Arifs
Frankie Fraser legendary gangster, former Richardson henchman.
David Fraser his son?
The Arifs London (South) Osar Arif (acquitted of killing security guard in May 97) armed robberies,
Turkish Cypriot Bekir Arif, 46, (In May 97 jailed for 5 years for disposing of guns) drug smuggling
Stockwell In 1999 he was jailed for 23 years for drug smuggling own clubs & pubs
Dogan Arif, 42 (ex Fisher Ath manager) jailed for 14 years in Nov 90
Jimmy “The Ayatollah” Phillips, 32 (in 98) jailed for 20 years for armed robberies
Dennis Arif, then 44, jailed for 22 years in 1990 for armed robbery
Mehmet Arif, then 49, jailed for 18 years for same job (Securicor van in Reigate)
Kenny Baker RIP Third member of the gang was shot by police
Joe Hartfield, 51, jailed for 23 years for heroin trafficking (see Bekir)
Les Lucas, 45, got 13 years for same offence
Patrick Molloy, 40, got four years
Yusef Arif (father), RIP died of heart attack after Abi Abdullah died
The Daleys London (South) Peter Daley head-strong/violent fled to Spain after bungled attempt to kill Brindle
with Irish connections ostensibly a property dealer
Joe Daley staunch
John Daley, brother landlord of the Queen Elizabeth pub in Walworth
The Hiscocks London ? ? ?
The Reillys London (North) George Reilly and ? ?
his brothers, Tommy
and ?
The O’Sullivans Essex/London (East) Ronnie O’Sullivan’s jail chain of sex shops
dad and pornography
The Brothers Grim Twickenham/ Aaron and Boyce ? ? ?
Teddington Newman
Ellis Martin Southgate, N London Ellis Martin (black)41 jailed for 9 yrs in Dec 99 for bootlegging drink smuggling
and ordered to pay #10m in tax or serve empire
another five years.
Jason Vella Essex Jason Vella, 27, jailed in 1996 for 17 years for drugs offences, drugs
(torturer) assault and false imprisonment (speed, ecstasy)
Simon Renaldi, 23, jailed for 6 years and 8 months in 1996
Scott Hunt, 22, jailed for 5 years
James Skeets, 21, jailed for 2 years
Tony Barker, 31, jailed for 3 years
Anthony Dann, 25, jailed for 3 years
Paul Humphreys Kent Paul Humphreys, businessman, acquitted in Feb 00 on a drugs (cannabis)
technicality of cannabis smuggling
John Bull, ex-policeman
Ruddock/McGinlay London (South) Mark Ruddock jailed for 9 years for robbing a holiday armed robbery
Bermondsey Lennie McGinlay park in Essex in 1999
Anthony Mitchell Brighton Anthony Mitchell, gunsmith and underworld armourer guns
jailed for 8 years in Apr 99 for weapons offences
Ian Parkhouse London (West) Ian Parkhouse, 41, jailed for 9 years in Jun 98 for torturing a drugs (cannabis)
Hounslow Scottish dealer who’d failed to sell drugs
Kenny Evans, 29, jailed for 30 months
Chris Little, 27, jailed for 3 years
Sam Batanoni, 21, also jailed
Stephen Crook, also jailed
James Hurley South London (now Hurley, 47 (in 2002) was wanted for extradition in connection
in Spain) with the Dome robbery but it was dropped. He was supposedly
The Boatman in the case (ie the originally boatman, who was
replaced in the end). Has long record of armed robberies.
The Whites London (South) Tony White, 53 (one of Brinks Mat robbers) jailed for 11.5 years in Jul 97 for
gang caught by Catford masterminding a massive cocaine and cannabis smuggling ring freed on appeal
Operation Stealer Now out of jail and living in Spain. smuggled Colombian
ex-Bertie Small gang> John Short, sidekick, 58, Croydon, jailed for 9.5 years cocaine (Pevensey Bay)
Brian Doran, 52, multilingual university graduate known as The Professor
from Bellshill, jailed for 25 years DORAN & TOGHER released in
Kenneth Togher, 33, Bellshill, jailed for 25 years 1999 after Court of Appeal threw out convictions on a technicality
Terry Reeve, 49, Norwood, jailed for 18 years
George Cacavalle, 56, Highgate, jailed for 18 years
Dermot Trainer, 44, Bromley, jailed for 8 years
Stephen McKeown, 36, South London, jailed for 8 years
The Norrises London (South East) Cliff Norris jailed for 9 years for drug smuggling Very close to police
(father of David Norris, one of Stephen Lawrence’s killers)
and brother Alex Norris
Securicor gang London SE1 Steve Dickson, 52 SE1 Charged with conspiracy to rob Securicor in summer of 2004
Steve Howard, 49 Rotherhithe ditto
Paul Johnson, 51 Rotherhithe ditto
Richard Hall, 52 Croydon ditto
Joe Wilkins London (South) Joe Wilkins Arrested in 1987 Jailed for 10 yrs in Rearrested in 1992
based in Soho bringing hashish 1988 but escaped and taken to Highpoint
from Morocco for a from HMP Ford in but fled during dentist’s
Police informer (used in failed sting in 2003) S London syndicate 1991 appointment
? London/Herts Raymond Ketteridge Jailed for video Also implicated in a
(aged 27 in 1995) piracy in 1995 major share scam
Stephen Jory London Counterfeit money Jailed for 8 years Co-defendants were
in 2000 in £50m plot Martin Watmough
and Kenneth Mainstone
Brian Wright Born in Kilburn Drugs (cocaine) On the run. In hiding Several jockeys He was banned for
aka The Milkman (Merseyside connections) in Cyprus were implicated 20 years by the
Also has links with with him Jockey Club
horse racing community
His son was busted
for drugs.
Tooti-Nungs (aka London (West) #30m extortion racket among Sikhs
The Evil Ones) Southall
The Holy Smokes ditto originally vigilantes
MIDLANDS
The Porter family Birmingham ?
The Glyptis family West Midlands ? Glyptis travellers (Gypsies) drugs
Dudley
Mohammad Shahzad Birmingham Aged 42 (in 2000), Pakistani heroin trafficker jailed for 20 years in 1991. Drugs
The Johnson Crew Birmingham Drugs (crack) and Jermaine Carty (aka Wooligan) – acquitted of possessing firearm
(Aston/Lozells) Guns Marcus Walker – awaiting trial for murder of Yohanne Martin in Dec 2002
Leon Harris – survived shooting attack which killed Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis
subdivided into factions:
Baby Johnsons
Champagne Crew
Badda Bar Boys
Cash For Money Crew ditto ditto
The Raiders ditto ditto
The Burger Bar Boys Birmingham ditto Yohanne “13” Martin shot dead in Dec 2002
Nathan “23” Martin (brother). Jailed for life in Mar 05 for murder of Letisha and Charlene
Marcus “E-Man” Ellis Jailed for life in Mar 05 for murder of Letisha and Charlene
Michael “Chunk” Gregory. Jailed for life in Mar 05 for murder of Letisha and Charlene
Rodrigo “Sonny” Simms. Jailed for life in Mar 05 for murder of Letisha and Charlene
Tafarwa Beckford Acquitted of murder of Letisha and Charlene.
Kairo Beckford (brother). Jailed for life in Nov 04 for murder of Daniel Bogle
Reans Crew One Wolverhampton (Whitmore Reans) street gang
Up-To-Date Crew Wolverhampton (known as UDC) street gang
Dudley Raiders Dudley street gang
The Boss Crew Dudley street gang
NORTH EAST
Brian Charrington et al North East Brian Charrington cocaine/heroin/cannabis dealer He lives in Spain (CPS dropped
extradition proceedings in Jul 99)
Paddy Conroy North East Paddy Conroy kidnapping/blackmail extradited from Spain in 1995 and jailed
Sayers gang North East John Sayers (serving 15 years in HMP Durham)
Stephen Sayers (brother) served 2 years for beating up a
S London doorman
Billy & John Carruthers Sunderland drugs
Harrison family Newcastle everything ?
NORTH WEST
Curtis Warren et al Merseyside serving 12 years in a Dutch jail for drug trafficking but will come out to
(aged 34 in 1997) (from Toxteth) a #59m nest egg which police haven’t found. He corrupted DI Elmore Davies (Mersey Blues)
caught by Operation Crayfish associated with the Glennon family (related by marriage) – Phillip Glennon Sr and Phillip Glennon Jr (serving 6 years)
related to The Glennons Warren dealt in Turkish heroin, Moroccan cannabis and
Colombian cocaine. He later diversified into property.
His partners were Stephen Mee, 38, from Liverpool,
Stephen Whitehead, 35, from Oldham (both got 7 years)
Mee is on the run after escaping
Other gang members were Liverpudlians William Fitzgerald, 56,
William Riley, 48 and Raymond Nolan, 29, who were jailed for 3 years
John Farrell, 35, from Middleton, Manchester, was jailed for 12 months
Also jailed were James Styles, John Newton, the McCormick brothers
and Javier Artehuotuo, all jailed for 7 years.
Colin Borrows was a friend of Warren
The Lawlor family Merseyside Stevie Lawlor, 34, a former associate of Curtis Warren, was suspected of
murdering car dealer John Haselden in 1997 but never charged.
In May 2001 he was shot dead by rival gangster Peter Clarke (see Clarke family)
The Lawlors then apparently killed Clarke’s brother Ian in revenge in Sep 01
but in Oct 01 the Clarkes retaliated by killing Lawlor’s brother, Tony, 45
The feud does not appear to be over. The Lawlors are heavily involved in nightclub security (and therefore drugs)
Smith’s gang Merseyside Frank Smith, millionaire drugs importer. Jailed for 25 ears in 2003 for big heroin importation (by lorry)
Tony “Jelly” O’Toole. Right hand man. Jailed for 19 yrs ditto
Anthony “Fatty” Healey. Jailed for 8 yrs ditto
Alan “The Roofer” Gerrard. Distributor. Ailed for 8 years.
The Clarke family Merseyside In Dec 01 Peter Clarke, 23, a corporal in British Army on weekend leave,
(esp Netherley) was jailed for life for the murder of Stevie Lawlor (see Lawlor family above)
In Sep 01 Clarke’s brother, Ian, 32, was murdered in apparent revenge
In Oct 01 the tit-for-tat continued with Lawlor’s brother Tony murdered.
There is only one Clarke brother alive and free – Stephen Clarke, who works
for Merseyside’s biggest nightclub security firm Premiere Security Retail
The Ungi family Merseyside In May 1995 David Ungi was shot dead as he drove through Toxteth.
(white) His killers were rival drug dealer Johnny Phillips and a few cronies (Ungi had beaten Phillips in a fist fight)
Ungi’s brothers Colin and Brian are still around as is their cousin, Colin Fitzgibbon who survived a shooting in Feb 1995.
Edward Gray Merseyside aka The Bear. Jailed for 24 years in July 2000 for masterminding
aged 40 in 2000 supply of heroin and ecstasy. Comes from West Derby. Worth #20m
miscellaneous Merseyside Jailed in March 1998 for heroin and cocaine dealing:
Phillip Brown, 40, for 23 years, Michael Melia, 33, for 21 years
Joseph Noon, 30, for 18 years and Mark Riley, 28, for 19 years
Khalid Rahman aka Merseyside half-caste drug dealer/gangster
Ammo
Charles Seiga Merseyside heroin dealer. In 1997 he was acquitted of murdering George ‘Doors’ Bromley, 33.
(aged 58, in 1999) In Nov 1998 he was kidnapped and tortured by Bromley’s associates, Alan Lea
and Brian Airey before being released by police.
Tommy Comerford Merseyside His former partner Brian ‘Snowy’ Jennings died in jail in 1993.
(fat, laughs a lot) Comerford was an armed robber who diversified into drugs in 1980s.
Released in 1994 after 14-year stretch for heroin importation, he is thought to have gone back to work
The Showers family Merseyside Toxteth-based. Michael, a former community worker, was jailed for 20 years in 1991 for drug dealing.
(black) His brother Delroy is based in Amsterdam.
Wilfred ‘Panama’ Jones Merseyside Killed two people in 1970. Jailed for life. Now free.
The Duress family Merseyside ?
not sure who Cheshire/ Anthony Murray Went on the run in Spotted by police Arrested in Benalmadena,
they’re allied with Merseyside from Wilmslow 2002 after 10kg of in Midlands in 2003 Spain in Nov 03
dob 23/4/54 heroin found in but rammed cars and was extradited.
Liverpool to escape
ditto Thomas Hudson Caught after ditto Jailed for 11 yrs in 2003
from Liverpool 5/41 (he was the man who went to Amsterdam to meet underworld bosses)
Mehmet Yildirim ditto Jailed for 15 yrs in 2003
Turkish. 21/3/56 from Tottenham
Doddington gang Manchester drugs (Moss Side)
Gooch Close gang Manchester drugs (Moss Side) stronghold is The Sports pub in Whalley Range
Cheetham Hill gang Manchester drugs
The Longsight Crew Manchester drugs Julian Bell, 26, was the boss (his little brother, Orville, was killed
(Longsight area) in 1999 by the Gooch Close gang).
In 2004 Bell was jailed for 20 years for possession of drugs and guns
In 2003 Bell’s chief minder, Richard Solomon, was jailed for life for the murder of DJ Stephen Amos
Paul Massey Manchester protection rackets Aged 39 in 2000, he is serving 14 years for stabbing
a man in the groin. Ran protection rackets in Manchester
and owns properties worth #5m all over Europe. From Salford.
Gerald McLeish Manchester drug importation Aged 42 in May 03 Jailed for 24 years for conspiracy to import Class A and B drugs
(E, coke, speed) (‘managing (Bolton Crown Court May 03) after setting up a car spares company
caught by Operation Torch director’) (Augustus Services) which smuggled drugs via an industrial estate in
(raids in Apr 2001) Failsworth, Oldham.
Paul Bell Bolton ditto Aged 38. Jailed for 20 years ditto
Nigel Hughes Coventry ditto Aged 36 ditto ditto
Ian Longden Blackley, Manchestr ditto Aged 39 Jailed for 11 years ditto
Christian Wolfendale Radcliffe, Bury ditto Aged 35 Jailed for 14 years ditto
Paul Dunn Prescot, Liverpool ditto Aged 34 Jailed for 12 years ditto
Simon Balshaw Radcliffe, Bury ditto Aged 30 Jailed for 10 years ditto
Paul Earle Liverpool ditto Aged 36 Jailed for 18 months ditto
Robert Garlick Oldham drug dealer (cannabis) dob 8/10/51 Jailed for 6 yrs in May have gone to
2003 but absconded Spain. NCS asked
from HMP Sudbury public to help track him down.
in Dec 2004 They want to confiscate his assets
Anthony Bracken Oldham ditto born in 1939 ditto Jailed for 2 years in
2003. Paid £5k in confiscation
YORKSHIRE
Ray Spencer Morley, Leeds drugs (cannabis) Aged 50 in 2002. Jailed for 12 years in May 2002
for drug smuggling. NCS said he had connections with
criminals in various countries (inc Turkey)
Spencer’s associated Leeds Michael Smith
Halifax Charles Poyser
Nottingham Darren Holt/Stephen Needham
WALES
Darren Owen Cardiff amphetamines, Aged 38 in 2002. Went on the run in Aug 2002 after
cocaine & cannabis several of his associates were arrested and drugs
worth £1m seized. £10,000 and a Mauser gun were found
at his former marital home
Paul Jeffreys, 39 Llanelli drugs Former car dealer who was jailed for 16 years for
(in 2003) masterminding drugs and money laundering operation.
Had £459,000 confiscated from him in Mar 2003
Richard Hughes, 30 Swansea ditto Friend of Jeffreys, who helped him launder money.
Was also the gang’s enforcer. Jailed for 10 years.
Jason Fisher, 31 Folkestone ditto Headed the Kent end of the gang. Jailed for 14 years
Steven Summers, 31 Llanelli ditto Jailed for 6 years
Alan Thomas, 37 Pontardawe dittp Jailed for 7 years
Freddy Lawrence, 35 Folkestone ditto Jailed for 11 years
BIKER GANGS
Hell’s Angels nationwide NP claims they are not an organised gang.
(inc The Lost Tribe, (Herts)
which was made
honorary member Lea Valley chapter, Ronald ‘Gut’ Wait jailed for 15 years for attacking two Outcasts
when Outcasts tried to Beds at Rockers’ Reunion in Battersea in 1997
take it over)
The Road Rats allies of HA
Satan Slaves ditto
The Outcasts nationwide Richard ‘Stitch’ Anderson from Poole, Dorset
jailed for 3 years in Jun 99 for possession of drugs and guns
The Outlaws nationwide Mark Brown, 29, from Leicester, was jailed for 4 years in enemies of HA
2000 for stabbing a stranger
The Cycle Tramps Birmingham ? enemies of Hell’s Angels
The Bandidos nationwide ditto
The Scorpios St Austell, Cornwall Gary Mills and ditto
Mark ‘Snoopy’ Dyce jailed for 9 years in 1993
The Ratae Leicester enemies of Pagans
The Pagans Leamington Spa enemies of Ratae
Tottenham Man Dem (TMD) Mark Lambie (16.3.71) lived in drugs, extortion, Jailed for kidnapping
Streatham stand-over robbery in May 2002
Warren Leader (21.2.80) Broadwater Ditto
Farm ditto
Francis Osei (23.3.81) ditto ditto ditto
Clint Ponton (aged 19) ditto ditto Acquitted of all
charges in May 2002
 Mark Duggan  Killed in Tottenham 2011
The Firm Anthony ‘Blue’ Bourne ditto ditto ditto
(9.11.80)

FRANCE

Francis ‘The Belgian’ Marseille drugs shot dead in a Paris
Vanverberghe (had ‘retired’ to Paris) (served 12 years for heroin betting shop in
aged 54 smuggling in 1977 after Sept 2000. Assassin
(his brother was murdered in being caught in “French unknown.
1992) Connection” raid)
money-laundering, pimping
Roger ‘Lunettes’ Spanu Marseille gaming machines shot dead in March
(Roger Glasses), aged 37 (since their legalisation in 1999 by rivals
1996 they have become
more profitable than drugs)
and the cause of turf wars
Jean Dominique Fratoni Nice Drugs Have close contacts
(owned Casino Ruhl) with La Cosa Nostra
Sommatino clan (Italian) based in
Jean Pierre Zolotas, leader Grenoble murdered in 1995 killed by a biker almost certainly work of French gangsters
Antonio Sapone, ditto murdered in 1996 with hunting rifle who resented Italian invasion
Giacomo Pagano (58) arrested in 1993, he ruled Grenoble for Calogero Pulci, the boss of Sommatino in Sicily.
Solaro is now the only living witness for the SRPJ, the regional detective squad of Lyon, he is severely handicapped after an ambush in which they cut of his tongue and mutilated his jaws.
Daniel Bellanger, 43, Barcelona Arrested in Barcelona Dec 2000 (Operation Bear) Responsible for an
and co-accused: audacious armed
Christian Oraison, 45, and Barcelona ditto Armed Robbery robbery on a security
co-accused: van in Gentilly, Paris
Eduardo Carnicero,38,Spanish Barcelona ditto Armed Robbery in Dec 2000 and also
a gems/cash raid at
(Michel Crutel, French) shot dead in a shoot-out in Algeciras, Spain in May 1999 Malaga Airport in
Aug-99

GERMANY AND AUSTRIA

Rita Draxler Vienna Arms smuggling (for Balkans) ?
and nuclear material trading
Harold Schlesinger Eastern Europe Semi-legit. Runs casinos in doing well
Estonia (eg Olympic in Tallinn)
and elsewhere in E Europe
owns SCHLESINGER AS
Klaus Speer Berlin Ex-pimp. Now runs prostitution, Jailed for 5 years in
fraud, extortion, loansharking, 1993. Now free again
gambling and corruption.
Vietnamese gangs Berlin Illegal immigrants who peddle In May 1996 seven Vietnamese
(Quang Binh and (10,000 Vietnamese in smuggled cigarettes. Have gangsters were tied up and shot
Ngoc Thien) people live in Berlin strong connections in Russia dead in Berlin. The prime
& 30,000 in rest of and E Europe and SE Asia. suspect, Fan Van Tien, was
Germany) (cheap Marlboros etc) arrested in Moscow in 1997
(Bahnhofzoo and
E Berlin estates) Ngoc Thien leader Le Duy Bao
Leipzig aka Ngoc The Merciful (N Viet)
was arrested in 1997 along with
most of his gang. Quang Binh
now dominate.

GREECE AND CYPRUS

THIS PAGE INCLUDES GREEK AND GREEK CYPRIOT GANGS. FOR TURKISH CYPRIOTS SEE TURKISH
APART FROM INDIGENOUS CYPRIOT GANGS THERE ARE ALSO RUSSIAN AND ISRAELI MAFIAS INVOLVED IN CYPRUS
Gang Main men Base Business Events/Status
The Aeroporos clan Andros Aeroporos, 32 Limassol Nightclubs, drugs Shot dead in July 1998
outside the Show Palace
in Limassol (had been
acquitted in June 1998
of attempted murder of
Antonis Fanieros
Charalambos Aeroporos, 35 ditto ditto Also acquitted
(aka Hambis Aeroporos) Later murdered
Panicos Aeroporos, 25 ditto ditto Also acquitted
Michalis Aeroporos
Tassos Simellides ditto ditto Was getaway driver in
attack on Fanieros (became
prosecution witness)
The Fanieros clan Loucas Fanieros, 32 Larnaca Nightclubs, drugs Suspected of killing
Andros Aeroporos
Antonis Fanieros, 58 ditto ditto Survived assassination
attempt in May 1997
The Grigorakis Theodoros Grigorakis Athens Drugs
family
Peter Sedhom, 31 Athens Drugs Jailed for life in 1990 for In May 2002
(American) the murder of a university he escaped
student, Stefania Sardi, from Korydallos
aged 20, who was a prison but
witness in a drugs trial later surrendered
Kitas gang Antonis Kitas Convicted rapist and
murderer, who
Mamas Kitas, brother masterminded
Tassos Papodopoulos
bodysnatching in 2010

HOLLAND

? Jan Hendrik Ijpelaar Amsterdam Drugs Jailed for 6 years in
1992 for ecstasy and
cannabis trafficking
(to Ireland)
Czech mafia ? Amsterdam Drugs Believed to be
responsible for the
murder of Derek Dunne
(Irish drug dealer and
son-in-law of George
“The Penguin” Mitchell
in 2000)
? George Mitchell SEE IRISH INDEX
Pieter Timus Versluif Sliedrecht Drugs? Survived being shot
39 twice in the face in
Swanley, Kent in
Feb-03
The Organization Klaas Bruinsma Drugs Shot dead in 1991
(born 1953 Amsterdam) by Martin Hoogland
ally of Roy Adkins (UK)
Thea Moear right-hand-woman
Etienne Urka sidekick who took over Drugs (hashish) Jailed for 6 years in
(born 1954 Surinam) when Bruinsma dies 1998

INDIA AND PAKISTAN

? Chhota Rajan, boss Bombay Drugs etc Arrested in Bangkok
(supposedly supported by in 2000 but escaped
Indian intelligence) after bribing guards
aka Rajan Nikalje
Vishal Dhakkan, 32 ditto ditto arrested in Bombay
in Mar 2004
Sandeep Bendre, 33 ditto
Shankar Salian, 26 ditto
Sylvester Cordoz, 41 ditto
The D Gang Dawood Ibrahim Bombay/Dubai ditto Believed to be the The blasts were in
(seen as defenders (supposedly supported by mastermind of 1993 retaliation for 1992
of Bombay’s Pakistani intelligence ISI) Bombay blasts destruction of Babri mosque
Muslim community)
Chhota Shakeel, second- ditto now also in Dubai Tried to kill Rajan
in-command (de facto boss since in Bangkok in 2000
Dawood fled India) (failed)
Mohammed Saleem aka ditto Failed to kill Rajan
Munna Jingada, hitman
Iqbal Kaskar, Dawood’s ditto Extradited back to
brother India in 2003
Ejaz Pathan, associate ditto ditto
Mohammed Dosa, Kathmandu owns hotels and casino
associate
Subhash Thakur, associate ditto ditto
Sunil Sawant, associate ditto
Mohammed Khaliq ditto
Salim Kutta ditto
Feroz Wahid Zafar ditto
associate of Abu Salem Bombay detained after fleeing to He is wanted in
Dawood (his girlfriend is Bollywood (ran a Bollywood Lisbon in 2002. In Feb connection with
starlet Monica Bedi) extortion racket) 2004 Portugal finally 1993 bombing in
agreed to extradite him Bombay which
back to Bombay killed 250 people
Memon family Ibrahim “Tiger” Memon Bombay on the run thought to have
(allies of Dawood masterminded 1993
Ibrahim) bombings which killed 257 people
Yakub Memon, brother Bombay Convicted in Sep 06 of the 1993 bombings
(accountant) (trial began in June 1995)
Essa Memon, brother Bombay ditto
Yusuf Memon, brother Bombay ditto
Rubeena Memon, ditto ditto
sister-in-law
Hanifa Memon, mother Bombay acquitted
Abdul Razak Memon, dad Bombay died before trial
Suleman Memon, brother Bombay acquitted
Rahin Memon, Yakub’s wife acquitted
no name Ayub Khan Afridi Khyber Pass former MP and friend of CIA said he was Went on the run in
(ethnic Pashtun) (owns huge palace Nawaz Sharif biggest drug baron 1993 but was
which cost $2m to build) in Pakistan but caught and jailed for
heroin and hashish befriended him after seven years. But in
trafficker 9/11 to use him Dec 01 he was freed
against Taleban from prison in
Karachi
ASIAN STREET GANGS IN UK
The Holy Smokes no names Southall set up as anti-racist connected to murder At war with
vigilante group in 1970s of Mohinder Cheema Tooti Nungs
by high-caste Sikhs, in Hounslow in 1990
known as Jats (they provided gun Run protection
to hitman) rackets
The Tooti Nungs Jamal Dhillon, 29 (in 1989) Southall and S London split off from Holy Smokes ditto
(which means The (jailed for 4 yrs in 1990) in early 1980s. Tend to (may have been
Worthless Ones) be lower caste involved in gang Run protection
Armarjit Sandhu, 28 (1989) fight in 1996 which rackets
(jailed for 4 yrs in 1990) led to death of
Harminder Singh
Jhagra
Brick Lane Massif no names Bethnal Green mainly Bangladeshi
Stepney St Posse no names Stepney ditto
Bengal Tigers no names E London ditto
Cannon St Posse ditto ditto ditto
The Apache no names Hounslow mainly Muslims
Shera Punjab no names Birmingham Sikhs
(Lions of Punjab)
The Panthers no names Birmingham Sikhs
Chalvey Boys no names Slough Muslim

IRELAND

Martin Cahill aka The General – SHOT DEAD in August 1994 (possibly by IRA acting in cahoots with rival Dublin criminals)
Eddie Cahill (younger brother): served 7 years for kidnapping. Released in 1988
John Cahill (brother): jailed for 10 years in 1979 for armed robbery
Anthony Cahill (brother): died in Curragh military prison in 1983 of an overdose
Michael “Styky” Cahill (brother): heroin user. Jailed for 5 years in 1987.
Paddy Cahill (brother)
Hughie Delaney (drug addict/dealer)
Sean Fitzgerald (fraudster)
Michael Cunningham: released from Portlaoise jail in 1996 after serving 14 years for kidnapping Jennifer Guinness
John “The Colonel” Cunningham: jailed in 1986 for 17 years for Jennifer Guinness kidnap. Absconded in 1994.
On the run, possibly in UK.
Harry Melia (friend of Eddie): heroin addict. Jailed in 1989 for 17 years for drug dealing
Christy Dutton: (probably) jailed for 10 years in 1992 for incest
Michael Egan: jailed for 7 years after his garage was used after O’Connor’s jewellery heist
Thomas Gaffney (from Crumlin): Aged 49 in 1999. Kidnapped and tortured by IRA in 1984.
Martin Foley: best pal
Seamus ‘Shavo’ Hogan: jailed for 8 years in 1988 for robbery. Accused of being a tout because of lenient sentence.
Released in 1992.
Noel Lynch: an intermediary, used after Beit paintings robbery.
Eamon Daly (aged 41 in 1999): Cahill protégé from middle class background (father was a teacher). Got 12 years in 1988 for
attempted robbery and 5 years for receiving.
John Foy (brother in law): jailed in 1988 for 7 years for robbery
Mark Fitzgerald (getaway driver): Jailed in 1988 for 107 years for a series of armed robberies
Eugene Scanlon: jailed in 1989 for 8 years for firearms offences
Wally McGregor (from Clondalkin): now in his late 60s
Jo Jo Kavanagh: played the patsy in National Irish Bank kidnap/robbery. Jailed for 12 years in 1997
Thomas Tynan and Brendan ‘Wetty’ Walsh, both jailed for 12 years in 1997 (Tynan was shot and needed emergency surgery)
OTHERS
John Gilligan aka The Warehouseman (pal of George Mitchell): drugs baron who ordered the killing of Veronica Guerin.
Major drug dealer (especially in heroin and ecstasy) who operated under the cover of the Jessbrook Equestrian Centre, nr Dublin
Recently extradited back to Ireland after a spell in Belmarsh. UK solicitor Stokoe 020 8558 8884
George Mitchell aka The Penguin (got his name because he used to be a lorry driver delivering chocolate biscuits)
pal of Cahill. From Ballyfermot, N Dublin. Became an armed robber specialising in warehouse robberies. By 1991 he had got into
drugs (worth #10m). Arrested in Amsterdam in March 1998 for stealing computer parts. His daughter, Rachel’s boyfriend,
Derek Dunne, 33, was murdered in Amsterdam in June 2000 by rival Dutch/Czech drug mafia.
Hired hitman Mickey Boyle to the Daleys to shoot Tony Brindle in London (Boyle is now serving life in British jail).
John Traynor aka The Coach (aged 50 in 2000): Veronica Guerin’s best contact. A close associate of Cahill, he fled Ireland after
Guerin’s murder in June 1996. He fled to Spain (via Holland) and is now running a bar there. Worth #2m. Wanted in Ireland for drugs
and firearms offences.
Tony Felloni aka King Scum: jailed for 20 years in 1996 for drugs offences. First convicted in 1964 (of pimping), later turned to
drug dealing and was responsible for flooding Dublin with heroin in 1970s. His oldest son, Mario Angelo, 26, has AIDS and is
doing a 10-stretch in Parkhurst. His daughter, Anne, 25, has AIDS. Luigi, 23, is on bail and Lena, 22, is an addict.
Stephen ‘Rossi’ Walsh: man behind dozens of scams, jailed for blowing up a pub (he was found in the ruins). Eligible for release
from Limerick jail in 2005.
Thomas Mullen aka The Boxer: jailed for 18 years in 1998 for trafficking drugs from UK to Ireland.
Gerry Hutch aka The Monk: Worth #4m. Armed robber. Aged 36 (in 2000) he is now a reformed character who has paid back
#2m in unpaid tax to stay out of jail. Anti-drugs campaigner.
The Dunnes (no relation to Dunnes Stores) Heroin dealers in Dublin in 1970s and 1980s.
Ben Dunne, wanted for smuggling in 1992.
Larry Dunne, moved to Birmingham after being released in 1992
Shamie Dunne lives in London
Henry ‘Boyo’ Dunne
Mickey Dunne
Christy ‘Bronco’ Dunne is in jail until 2002
Derek Dunne (related?), 33, shot dead in Amsterdam in June 2000
The Ryans Family based in city of Limerick (north side). Eddie Ryan Sr was shot dead in the Moose Bar in the city in Nov 99
They are engaged in a feud with the Keane family, also from north Limerick.
In Jan 2003 Ryan’s sons, Eddie and Kieran, were kidnapped and held for several days by enemies. They were released.
Five men went on trial in Nov 03 accused of killing Kieran Keane (see below):
James McCarthy, David Stanners, Chris ‘Smokey’ Costelloe, Anthony ‘Noddy’ McCarthy and Dessie Dundon
The Keanes Family from Limerick, involved in a feud with the Ryans.
The Keanes are believed to have killed Eddie Ryan Sr in Nov 99.
Gangland hard man Kieran Keane, 36, was murdered in Jan 03 (in revenge for kidnapping of Eddie Ryan Jr and his brother)
Drugs dealer Christy Kinahan was funding the Fallon conspiracy to launder his profits.
Kinahan
(his son Daniel Kinahan was pictured with Miles Rodgers)
NON-POLITICAL GANGS, BASED IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Brendan ‘Speedy’ Newry-based drug dealer, he was assassinated by the Provos in May 1999.
Fegan He was a friend ansd associate of Brendan Campbell, who was gunned down by DAAD in Feb 1998
Fegan was a protégé of Paddy Farrell, who was killed by his mistress in Sep 1997.
Fegan ordered the murder of Frankie Turley in 1998.
POLITICAL GANGS (MAINLY BASED IN NORTHERN IRELAND)
REPUBLICANS
PROVISIONAL IRA Southern Command (based in Dublin) funds itself mainly through armed robberies,
while Northern Command (Belfast) has more structured rackets (eg ‘revolutionary tax’ and clubs)
led by Padraig Wilson, 38, was IRA Officer Commanding (OC) in the Maze, serving 24 years
Other significant figures released under Good Friday Agreement include:
Damien Nicell (who murdered RUC Constable Clive Graham in Derry in 1988),
Peter Markey (who killed two men in a Newry car bomb)
Sean McKinley (responsible for a grenade murder of a soldier in Belfast),
Alex Murphy, 40 and Harry Maguire, 38 (who killed Cpl David Howe and Cpl Keith Wood in Belfast in 1987)
Eddie Copeland is a leading Belfast republican and criminal. His home was raided in Dec 2004 after the £22m Northern Bank robbery.
He denied being involved in the robbery.
INLA Leaders have included Dominic ‘Mad Dog’ McGlinchey, murdered in the Republic in 1994,
Gino Gallagher (leader of the Army Council faction) shot dead in Belfast in January 1996,
Hugh ‘Cueball’ Torney (Gallagher’s enemy) who was shot dead in Lurgan in Sept 1996
Liam McAnoy was injured in the above attack
Liam Heffernan broke out of Maghaberry jail in Sep 1996
Martin McMonagle is still in jail
Dessie O’Hare (who led a breakaway faction) is in Portlaoise jail serving a long sentence for kidnapping
IPLO Even more extreme splinter from the INLA. Was big into drugs and some of its survivors still are (in Dublin)
LOYALISTS
(FOR SCOTTISH LOYALISTS SEE THE SCOTTISH DOCUMENT)
UDA/UFF Larger of the two loyalist paramilitary groups, it is also less disciplined and arguably more sectarian in nature
Though it condemns criminals (and frequently kneecaps joydrivers etc) it is widely thought to be involved in drugs, etc
Leaders include:
Jackie McDonald – UDA brigadier in south Belfast. The most powerful man in UDA at the moment.
Michael Stone, 42, jailed for the Milltown Massacre in 1987 but released in 2000 under GFA
Bobby Philpott, 43, UFF leader (was serving 17 years)
Jim “Doris Day” Gray, east Belfast brigadier, survived being shot in face in Sep 2002 during feud with C Company. Leads gang nicknamed the Spice Boys
Billy Adams, 38, was serving 11 years. In 1994 a mobile phone was found in his cell.
Thompson Gilmore, 28, OC of East Antrim, from Carrickfergus, released in Sept 1999
Billy “The Mexican” McFarland – UDA brigadier in County Derry and north Antrim
Andre Shoukri, north Belfast brigadier, is a former protégé of Adair. He was arrested in Sep 02 after having a gun in his car. Sided with mainstream UDA during Jan 03 power struggle
Major drug dealer (son of Egyptian father).
Other significant figures released under GFA are:
Mark Trotter and Robert Kenny (UFF) who murdered Catholic Edward Love in Enniskillen in 1985
Darren Larmour and Robert Molyneaux (UFF) who served 11 years for killing a Catholic in N Belfast
Edward Jones (UFF) who was jailed in 1989 for killing Loughlin Maginn
William Bell (UFF) was the getaway driver for the sectarian murder of Jack Kielty (father of comedian Patrick Kielty)
John “Grug” Gregg – UDA brigadier in SE Antrim. Shot dead by Adair’s allies during Jan/Feb 03 power struggle. Huge funeral in Feb 03.
C Company BREAKAWAY (pro-LVF)
(dob June 1963) Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair, 40, from the Shankill, who was jailed for 16 years in 1995, released under GFA but then rearrested after UVF/UDA feud broke out in 2000
He was freed in 2002 but was thrown out of the UDA in Sep 2002 after he sided with the LVF in a feud with the UDA’s other commanders
One of Adair’s men, Roy Greene, was shot dead by the HQ faction in Jan 03, following the murder of Jonathan Stewart by Adair’s gang
Adair was sent back inside in Dec 02 and C company lost the ensuing power struggle despite killing two UDA HQ men (inc John Gregg)
In Feb 03 many of Adair’s allies ran away to Scotland amid hand-to-hand fighting in the Shankill. They now live in Horwich, nr Bolton.
His wife is Gina “Mad Bitch” Adair (and is kid is nicknamed ‘Mad Pup”)
Sam “Skelly” McCrory, 32 – Adair’s best friend, he is a homosexual (leading to speculation about Adair’s own sexuality). Gunman, former UDA OC in Maze.
Donald “Big Donald” Hodgen, one of Adair’s closest aides.
Jackie “Fat Jackie” Thompson, C Company gunman in the early 1990s.
James “Sham” Millar (aka Boss Hogg). Former C Company driver, gunman and drug dealer.
William “Winkie” Dodds. Another veteran gunman and aide.
Gary “Smickers” Smith, aka Chiefo. Became leading gunman after 1993.
Samuel McBratney, 45 (in 2003), jailed for three years in 2003 for dealing in cannabis.
He is local boss in Larne, but its not clear who he is aligned with.
UVF Smaller of the two main paramilitary groups, it makes up in discipline and arms what it lacks in manpower
Though it condemns criminals (and frequently kneecaps joydrivers etc) it is widely thought to be involved in drugs, etc
Leaders include:
Geoff Edwards, who murdered Sinn Fein election worker Peter Corrigan in Armagh in 1982
Thomas Mair, who murdered Catholic William McLaughlin in Shore Road, N Belfast
Sammy Austin, who served 4 years of a 10 year sentence for bomb making
Denis McClean, 50, who admitted 44 offences in 1989, including 3 murders and 6 attempted murders. Released Jan 1999
Richard Jameson, UVF cmdr in Portadown was murdered by LVF in 1999. His brothers Bobby, Stuart, John and David are UVF men.
Stephen Harbinson, 35,
Donald Marno, 40,
Gary Marno, 37,
Alisdair McKendrie, 37
Red Hand Commando
Robert Young, 39, charged with Johnston’s murder (his sister Nadine was charged with providing a false alibi)
LVF Smallest but noisiest of the loyalist paramilitaries, it splintered off the UVF in 1994 when Billy Wright refused to stop killing Catholics
Billy ‘King Rat’ Wright was assassinated in the Maze by INLA in Dec 1997. He loathed Adair.
Mark “Swinger” Fulton, who served four years for firearms offences, took over as leader and was pal of Adair. Found dead in Maghaberry prison in June 2002.
Other top men are Robin ‘Billy’ King’, 32, an ex UVF cmdr who served 16 years for conspiracy to murder and was acquitted of killing LVF informer David Keys in 1997
Alec Kerr was released in March 1998 (he was also suspected of killing Keys but never charged)
The Greysteel gunmen: Torrens Knight, 28, Stephen Irwin, 24, Jeffrey Deeney, 27 and Brian McNeill, 30 (were UDA at the time but now LVF)
Peter McClay, 41, who killed a Catholic in 1976
Gary Blair, 30, who killed SF member in 1992
Norman Green, 27, Thomas Porter, 22, and Ralph Phillips, 35, jailed for 15 yrs for consp to murder (Phillips was acquitted of Keys murder)
Chris McMillan, 23, beat a Catholic to death with an iron bar
Norman Coopey, 27, jailed for killing James Morgan, 16, in 1997
Robert Stewart, 39, George Watterson, 31, Rodger Crooks, 24, Mark McGuckin, 36, and Gary McGuckin, 31,
who were remanded for killing petty crook George Scott in 1996
Ryan Robley, 28, Stephen McClean, 28, and Noel McCready, 31, ex UDR/RIR soldiers who were convicted of Poyntzpass double killing in 1998
Neil Hyde (att robbery)
and Sam Warnock (burglary)
Warnock’s brother, Stephen, a drug dealer, was shot dead in Sep 2002 by UDA after Adair tried to put him in command of UDA’s East Belfast brigade
LVF is widely believed to be involved in drug dealing (it is thought to be the spark for UVF/LVF feud)
May merge with Adair’s UDA faction

ISRAEL

The Domrani family, who are from Sephardic Jewish community in Ashkelon. Headed by Shalom Domrani, 38. In 2013 he was charged along with Rabbi Yoram Abergil with trying to influence municipal elections in Netivot. There has been significant gang violence – including car bombs – associated with Domrani family. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/21/israel-gang-violence-anti-terror-tactics-ashkelon

Abergil family Itzhak Abergil, Lod (in central Israel) Gambling and Out to kill Rosenstein
top man protection rackets
Meir Abergil, brother ditto ditto
Shimon Zrihan ditto ditto suspected of attack on
Ezra Gavrieli (see Alperons)
Gabriel Ben Harosh, 39 Toronto/Las Vegas cocaine and ecstasy Arrested in Toronto in
number two in the organisation smuggling into US Apr-04
(front company is a construction
firm)
Hai Waknine, 32 Los Angeles/Las Vegas
Sasson Barashy, 47 Israel (fled to Summerlin, Bank embezzlement Taken into custody in
Nevada) ($60m) Israel in 2004
Golan Avitan Suspected of being behind
Dec 2003 bomb attack on
Rosenstein but released
by police in June 04
Yaniv Ben Simon ditto
Shimon Amsalem ditto
Patrick Elkarif ditto
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? Zeev ‘Zevik’ Rosenstein drugs? Survived bomb blast in
Tel Aviv Dec 2003 when Abergil
tried to kill him.
In 2004 former energy
minister Gonen Segev was
arrested with 30,000 E
tablets smuggled in from
Holland. He is friend of Rosenstein
Georgi Gilashvili assassin hired to kill Itzhak Abergil
in June 2003.
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Abutbul family Charlie Abutbul Netanya/Prague/Eilat casinos/embezzling Owned casino boats
which operated in Gulf of
Eilat (seized by govt in
Jan 2004)
Francois Abutbul Were involved in the Trade
Bank embezzlement
(and laundered cash at
casinos)
Felix Abutbul Prague casinos Shot dead in Prague in
Aug-02
Assi Abutbul, son of Felix Netanya casinos On the run from
Alex Barak Tel Aviv spent 9 yrs in UK shot and seriously
aka The Mystery Man jail for attempted wounded leaving his
kidnap of a Nigerian home in Tel Aviv Jul 03
minister
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Alperon brothers Ya’acov Alperon Givat Shmuel, nr Tel Aviv Drug dealing, arson,
(12 brothers and counterfeiting, gambling
sistrs) Nissin Alperon extortion, loansharking
Moshe Alperon lost a leg in a bomb
attack in 1995
Arieh Alperon In jail
Mussa Alperon Tried to infiltrate the Likud
Party.
Gregory Lerner SEE RUSSIAN MAFIA
Ezra Gavrieli Survived bomb attack
(father of MP Inbal when the bomb fell off
Gavrieli) under his car
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Bedouin gang ? Negev desert
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Ramat Amidar gang Yossi Harari, boss drug smuggling, fraud
extortion, money
laundering
Nissim Yamin, 35 Holon suspected of murder turned state’s witness in
(in wheelchair) of Shimon Hadif case against Yossi Harari
(Pardes-Katz gang)
Israeli mafia in Lior Saadt (aged 31 in 2001) diamond smuggling wanted for the 1999 murder
South Africa boss of the too of Shai Avissar (a
South African diamond dealer) who
branch was his boss. He then
killed Avissar’s widow,
Belfast-born Hazel Crane
in Nov 2003.
Also killed were witnesses
Julio Bascelli & Carlo Binne
Amir Moilla ditto. On the run.
henchman
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Pardes Katz gang Yitzhak Hadif Pardes Katz
boss (town near Netanya?)
Shimon Hadif, brother murdered by Nissim
Yamin (of Ramat Amidar gang)
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MISCELLANEOUS VILLAINS
Micha Aslan, 47 Jerusalem Boss in 1980s. Shot dead in Eilat in Jun 03
Yisrael Mizrahi Tel Aviv led Israeli mafia in drugs, gasoline Killed by car bomb in 03-
(aka Alice), 58 Brooklyn, NY in 1980s racketeering (had been suspected of
killing Albert “Babar” Shushan
in 1988 and Michael
Markowitz in 1989 (both NY)
Yehuda Attias NY ditto heroin and cocaine
(aka Johnny) smuggling, extortion

ITALY

Apulia (Sacra Corona Unita)

SCU (SACRA CORONA Lecce N’drangheta boss Giuseppe
UNITA) Rogoli formed SCU Dec 83
Lecce Donato Natelli (boss of Lecce) arrested in 1997
Have strong connections
with criminals and Antonio Dodaro, friend killed by his own men
corrupt police in
Yugoslavia/Montenegro Massimo Guerrieri, arrested in 1989
(eg Vaso Baosic, arrested Mario Tornese, ditto
in Bari 1997) Angelo Vincenti, ditto
Pasquale Zolina, ditto
They also have close Cosimo Prinari. ditto
links with the Albanian Tonino Screti (48), capo arrested in 1991
mafia in Durres (drugs Vito Valente (25), capo ditto
and prostitution) Cosimo Pascariello (27), capo ditto
Filippo Locorotondo (34), capo ditto
Aldo Pelle, capo ditto
Raffaele Brandi (36), capo ditto
Angelo Pagliara (28), capo ditto
they rule the whole area Luigi Giannelli Arrested (murder) ’95
and different bosses rule
their own areas Brindisi Santo Vantaggiato shot dead in Bar,
aka Santino Montenegro 01/09/1998
Bari Corrado Cucurachi, 39 Arrested in Bari in
BOSS (in 2004). Feb-04
Tuturano Maria Rasaria Bucarella,42 arrested in Dec 1997
(sister of Salvatore, in jail) in control of smuggling drugs from Montenegro
Brindisi Gianfranco Pugliese, boss
Latiano Giuseppe Gagliardi, boss
Mesagne Giovanni Donatiello, boss
Antonio Vitale, underboss escapes from jail 1994, arrested in Montenegro 1996
Nardo Marcello Dell Anna, boss, 26 in 1993
Matino Vittorio De Luca, boss killed on Rogoli’s
orders in 1986
Taurisano Scarlino clan
Cosimo Rizzo, 29, arrested in 1996 when fleeing to Tunisia
? Antonino Pagano, a boss, 44 arrested in 1996
MonteronidiLecce Tornese clan drugs (Germany)
Mario Tornese, 35 5bn lire of goods confiscated in 1997
Rimini Angelo Basile (from Taranto)
Trani Salvatore Annacondia turns pentiti 1997 friend of Nitto
underboss Nicola Regano Santapaola
Taranto Francesco Basile (Angelo’s brother?) killed in 1988
Taranto Antonio Modeo, takes over after Basile killed In 1989 has war with
killed by his half-brothers half-brothers Gianfranco,
in Aug 1989 Riccardo and Claudio – they’re arrested in 1991
(who are aided by Annacondia)
ditto Salvatore De Vitis, new boss
Taranto D’Erche-Perelli clan feud with below
Taranto Cesario-Martinese- Cianciaruso- Boccuni cosca feud with above
Taranto Troisi clan
Francesco Troisi arrested 1997
Bari Oronzo Romano
ROSA DEI VENTI Bari Giovanni De Tommasi, boss killed Antonio Dodaro
(formed in prison in ’90 (allied with Strafile clan) (see above)
Lecce), close alliance Cosimo Cirfeta, members turned pentiti 1993
with Fidanzati family Maurizio Cagnazzo,
from Sicily Alessandro Macchia
Antonio Pulli
has friendly relations Claudio Conte
with SCU and Romano
Taranto Vincenzo Stranieri, member.
FAMIGLIA SALENTINA Salvatore Rizzo
LIBERA Aldo Montenegro
(founded in 1984) Giuseppe Ingrosso
Pantaleo DeMatteis, Rizzo’s
brother-in-law
LA SOCIETA Foggia Roberto Sinesi, boss, 45 arrested in 07 over a funerals racket
Donato Delli Carri, nephew Strisciouglio
Michele Mansueto,member
Federico Trisciuoglio,ditto. survived assassination
attempt in Sep 1999
Giosue Rizzi, underboss
Giuseppe Iannelli,underboss
Leonardo Piserchia murdered Oct 1999
CAPUTO-PIARULLI- Cerignola (nr Cosimo Cappellari, co-boss
FERRARO CLAN Foggia) Giuseppe Caputo, co-boss
Rosario Giordano,underling
Trifone Cellamare (50) and son 10bn lire of goods
Savino Cellamare (28) confiscated in 1997
ALFIERI-PRIMOSA CLAN Foggia Antonia Alfieri at war with Francesco
LiBergolis
LiBergolis Foggia Francesco LiBergolis at war with Alfieri-
Primosa clan
MANZARI CLAN Bari (San Nicola) Vito Manzari, 30, shot dead in 1991 at war with Capriati
Maurizio Manzari, 20, drug dealer, murdered ’92 clan (also enemies of Montanis)
CAPRIATI CLAN Bari (San Nicola) Sabino Capriati, 47, tried for murder at war with Manzaris
sons Giuseppe Capriati
Domenico Capriati
and Filippo Capriati, 21
Antonio Capriati and
Mario Capriati
Massimiliano Ladisa (23)
DIOMEDE CLAN Bari (San Paolo) Umberto Vitellaro, boss, who hides in Montenegro at war with Montani clan
Giovanni Vitellaro, 30, brother, arrested for murder in Feb 2000
Domenico Casadibari (23) murdered in 1992 by Montanis
MONTANI CLAN Bari (San Paolo) ? at with with Diomedes
PARISI Bari (Japiga) Savino Parisi arrested in Milan 1992
ANEMOLO CLAN Bari ?
STRISCIUGLIO CLAN Bari (Carbonara) Raffaele Tolonese, 48 (2007) Foggia at war with Sinesi Sinesi
(arrested in 07 over funeral racket) clan since 1998 but
were involved together
in funeral racket
LARASPATA CLAN Bari (Borgo Donato Laraspata support Montani clan
Antico) Raffaele Laraspata arrested in Naples 1997
Tommaso Laraspata
Saverio Finocchio, hitman
Roberto Prudentino
Francesco Prudentino, 52 Cigarette trafficking Arrested in Salonica,
(through Greece, Greece in Dec 2000
Bulgaria and Held in Diavata jail
Montenegro), until trial in Jan 2001
Extortion Wanted for extradition
in Italy

Calabria (N’drangheta)

THE NDRANGHETA HAVE STRONG CONNECTIONS WITH CALABRIANS IN CANADA (eg COTRONI FAMILY) AND GERMANY
Clan Top people Base Business Events/Status
Piromalli Girolamo Piromalli Gioia Tauro Construction Responsible for
(acquitted of Getty kidnap) (controls Tyrhennian coast) Extortion kidnapping Paul
died of natural causes 1979 Getty in 1973 (got a
$1.3m ransom)
2 Giuseppe Piromalli, brother
aka “Peppino”, 72, arrested ’93 accused of 37 murders, NG 1998
Antonio Piromalli, son, (44), arrested in 1993
Gioacchino Piromalli (49), son, arrested in 1993, acquitted 1998
Antonino Zito (Giuseppe’s ambushed and killed
right hand man), arrested in Antonio Macri and his
May-99 men in 1975, went to
war with Macri’s
1 Giuseppe Pesce, 68, Rosarno arms trafficking right-hand man,
(co-boss with Peppino) arrested in 1991 (weapons from Syria) Vincenzo Commiso
Antonino Pesce, nephew over arms trafficking charges
Marcello Pesce ditto
Vincenzo La Malfa, ditto
Bruno and Salvatore Pisano ditto
Bruno Giuliano
Mammoliti Vincenzo Mammoliti,NG of kidnap heroin supported Piromalli
Saverio Mammoliti,NG of kidnap (killed Dom Barbaro) during above war
Francesco Mammoliti, nephew arrested in 1999 major drug dealer
(allied with Violi brothers of Montreal) Rocco Violi killed in 1980
capos Domenico Rugolo (31),
capo Rocco Talarita (54)
capo Vincenzo Giordano (35)
Antonino Mammoliti, pentiti
1 Giuseppe Mammoliti
(his son Rocco, 36, arrested in
Milan with large heroin stash)
(another son, Domenico, 34,
arrested in 1996)
Sebastiano Mammoliti
DeStefano Giorgio DeStefano (shot dead in 1976) drugs (has links ditto
(most powerful Paolo DeStefano (killed in 1985 see below) with Colombia, (have Commiso ally
and dangerous (allies of Camorra boss Venezuela, Spain, Domenico Tripodi
clan in Italy) Rafaele Cutolo) Based in Reggio France, Germany killed in Poggioreale
Giorgio DeStefano, nephew, Belgium & Holland) prison)
became boss, arrested 1996
was boss Orazio De Stefano, 45, life Arrested in Reggio di Calabria
(been on run for 16 yrs) in Feb 2004
he became boss after Paolo killed and Giorgio arrested
Giuseppe Morabito, 70 Arrested in Santa Venere
village in Feb 2004
Rosmini Natale Rosmini head of the clan. Based in Reggio
Antonio Rosmini, 38 (in 2004) son of Natale. Convicted in absentia of Arrested in Dec 04
killing two rivals in a bar. after 10 yrs on the run
Sentenced to life.
Tegano Pasquale Tegano, 49 Arrested in Aug 2004 after Wanted for murder and
(allies of DeStefanos) boss being on the run since 1994 organised crime
VENDETTA Antonino Imerti, capo (survived a car bomb planted by allied to Condello
(Imerti) (brother-in-law of Condellos) his boss and hit back by cosca
killing said boss, Paolo DeStefano)
Nov 1997 in Morocco, Roberto Canale (30), arrested for smuggling drugs for the Imerti
Antonino Imerti, life, 1998
VENDETTA Domenico Libri, underboss arrested in Marseille in 1992
(Libri) (his son, Pasquale Rocco, is
killed in prison in 1988)
Antonino Libri, nephew, life (1998)
Domenico Libri, life, 1998
Commisso Vincenzo Commisso, survived Ionian coast heroin slaughtered a family
1975 ambush which killed his Siderno in Toronto in revenge
boss, Antonio Macri for the ambush
(brother Vincenzo Macri)
Cosimo Commisso, 70, injured in ambush (Costa) 1990
Remo Commisso
John Commisso
Costa Luciano Costa Siderno kidnapping In 1990 they began
Giuliano Costa, killed in 1990 by Commissos (revenge) to challenge the
Pietro Costa, brother Commissos
Roberto Costa, brother
Giuseppe Costa, brother
Giovanni Costa, brother, killed in Toronto in 1991 by Commissos
Vincenzo Costa, brother, 43, killed in 1991
Barbaro-Perre Antonio Barbaro Plati kidnapping invested money in
Domenico Barbaro, killed by Saverio Mammoliti in 1978 growing cannabis in
Pasquale Perre, 25, killed in Griffith, Australia
shoot-out with cops in 1990 (linked to Tizzoni family)
Antonio Musitano,
Rocco Musitano, brothers allied to Papalia and
Francesco Barbaro, 65 Trimboli
Giuseppe Barbaro, 36
Bruno Palmisano, arrested in 1999
Sergi Saverio Sergi kidnapping
Francesco Sergi, brother
Saverio Morabito drugs
Girolamo Sergi, 61, shot dead in 1992
Papalia Rocco Papalia Plati kidnapping allied to Trimboli and
Domenico Papalia Barbaro
Antonio Papalia, 38
Trimboli Francesco Trimboli, arrested Plati allied to Papalia
in Milan in 1993 and Barbaro
Labate Boss Pietro Labate, Life, 1997 rule north of Reggio Calabria meat trade,
Vincenzo Laurendi, Life, 1997 extortion, drugs &
Orazio Assumma, Life, 1997 arms trafficking
Domenico Foti, Life, 1997
Paolo Labate, acquitted 1997 (500 murders)
Pasquale Laurendi, NG, 1997.
Serraino Paolo Serraino, 50 Reggio Calabria
Domenico Serraino, 47,brother arrested in 1992
Demetrio Serraino, 48, killed in
barbershop in 1988
Luigi Serraino, killed by Libri’s
men (DeStefano) in 1989
Natale Rosmini, 32, suspected hitman working for Paolo
of 7 murders, arrested in Serraino (killed politician
France in Dec 1997 Lodovico Ligato)
Parrello Gaetano Parrello killed in 1987 Palmi 35 men arrested ’91
by Piccolo cosca (Francesco
Piccolo jailed for 29 years)
Candeloro Parrello, 40, was arms and drugs
arrested in his luxury Rome trafficking
flat in June 1996. He had
undergone plastic surgery and
had a false passport
Piccolo Francesco Piccolo (killed Palmi
Gaetano Parrello) jailed for 29 years
Condello Domenico Condello, life (1990) Palmi allies of Imerti
Pasquale Condello, life (1990) both freed on appeal in 1992 (De Stefano cosca)
but Pasquale is finally given life in 1998
Gallico Domenico Gallico Palmi
Pietro Managro
Gentile Tommaso Gentile Amantea (port) drug trafficking, extortion 39 people arrested
and electoral fraud in Dec 07
Salvatore Muto
Franco Reggio Calabria
Zito- Bertuca Reggio Calabria
Lo Giudice- Cosimo Moschera, 35, Reggio Calabria
Calabro-Villani arrested in 1991
Neri- Quatrone Reggio Calabria
Iamonte Natale Iamonte, murdered in
1995
Paviglianiti-Pangallo- Antonio Pangallo, 33 Cosenza Pangallo was captured
Maesano-Favasulli boss Occaforte Rodhudi and Melito in Spain in Mar 2004
Strangio-Nirta Giovanni Nirta San Luca Feud with Pelle-Romeo
(his wife Maria Strangio, 33, clan began in 1991 when
was killed on Xmas Day 06, someone threw an egg at
which broke a truce which had a carnival. It spiralled out
lasted since 2000). of control and dozens have
been killed.
In 2007 five men were killed
Pelle-Romeo Antonio Pelle aka “La Mamma” San Luca in Duisburg, Germany in
captured in a bunker 2011 (they have also lived in the latest tit for tat
Duisburg since 80s) (one of the victims was
Marco Marmo (one of the Sebastiano Strangio but he
Duisburg victims) was believed to was from Pelle-Romeo clan)
have killed Maria Strangio Killers were Strangio-Nirta
Pesce Cicco Pesce, boss, 30 Rosarno (near Gioia Tauro) Drug smuggling and
(captured in 2011 hiding in extortion (pizzo)
a bunker)

Naples (Camorra)

NCO Nuova Raffaele Cutolo Ottaviano suburb cocaine smuggling In 1976 Cutolo has his arrested in 1982
(Nuova Camorra (freed from prison in friend Mico Tripodi killed but continued to
Organisazione) 1974, founded NCO to please the Calabrian run his empire
Nuova) DeStefano cosca from Poggioreale
Its sudden rise to Ordered Giuseppe Salvia prison in Naples
power ended in the Immacolata Iacone, 23 deputy director of Later transferred
mid 1980s when wife (married 1984) Poggioreale to be to island prison
Nuova Famiglia (her father Salvatore killed in 1981 after he of Asinara
ganged up to murdered in 1988) discovers Cutolo’s mole where he is serving life sentence
curtail it. in Ministry of Interior affairs
Roberto Cutolo, son, 28 shot dead in 1990
Has lost its power Luigi Cutolo, nephew
Rosetta Cutolo, sister her lover, Giuseppe on the run for
aka “Ice Eyes” Romano, killed on 13 years until
her brother’s orders arrest in 1993.
Carolina Cutolo, niece in 1981 Jailed for 10 yrs
(her husband Davide Sorrentino shot dead in 1991) but due out in 99
capo, Sergio Marinelli arrested in 1993
capo, Simmaco Zarrillo shot dead by police in 1992 (Antonio Letizia survives)
capo, Domenico Morelli escaped from prison in 1993
lawyer, Enrico Madonna shot dead in 1993
d’Alessandro capo Michele d’Alessandro
Sabatino Saviano
Francesco Pirone
Giovanni Malandrino
Salvatore & Sabatino Pavone
Salvatore Varriale,
Michele Nappo
Salvatore Puca, under- jailed for 11 yrs
boss in 1985
Mario Ferraro
Marco Medda, capo drug dealing killed man in jail 1982 lives in Bologna
Pasquale D’Amico, ditto turns pentiti ditto
La Nuova Famiglia Michele Zaza Santa Lucia heroin (Spain, France and central Italy) dies in jail, 1994
(formed in 1981) (later Marseille) casinos (in France,
Salvatore Zaza, brother Caribbean, USA, survived an attack in
Maria Zaza, sister South Africa) – used 1983
to launder money
kidnappings
(six of his top men arrested in 1991)
Nunzio and Vincenzo Portugal distributing cocaine invest it in restaurants
DeFalco for Zaza in Granada, Spain
Francesco Toscanino Brazil buying coke from
Colombians for Camorra
Bardellino Antonio Bardellino Giugliano arrested in Spain in
(Iovine-Schiavone) 1984. Escapes from jail
Vanishes in 1989 after
a meeting with Iovine in Brazil
(capo) Mario Iovine, 51 Giugliano Takes over after this Murdered in Portugal
became boss incident. in 1991
son, Italo Iovine
nephew,Vitantonio Iovine Arrested in 1992
Francesco Schiavone Giugliano becomes joint boss arrested in 1993
Alfonso Schiavone with Iovine arrested in 1993
Pasquale Morrone (40), arrested in 1992 for murder
Andrea Conte (29), ditto
Michelangelo Di Maio, ditto
Alessandro Gravante (42) ditto
Castrese Papa (48) ditto
Giuliano Luigi Giuliano Forcella arrested in 1982 allied through
ditto marriage to
Salvatore Giuliano,brother arrested in 1992 Mazzarella
Arrested again in Mar 04
after surviving an assassination
attempt which killed a
14-year-old girl
Giuseppe Giuliano shot dead in 1998 by
Nunzio Spina
Erminia Giuliano, sister became leader after
brothers arrested.
Detained in 2001 but told police to wait
until her beautician arrived.
Raffaele Prestieri shot dead in 1992 by assassin
Rosario Prestieri shot dead in 1992 by assassin
Anna DeRosa, 55 Forcella drugs
Alfieri Carmine Alfieri Nola (became a pentito Ordered murder of arrested in 1992
Boss of LNF (head of commission) in 1993) Cutolo’s “cashier” nr Naples after
Alfonso Rosanova in 10 yrs on the run
Raffaele Tufano, hitman hospital in 1982 Jailed for 14 yrs
in Sep 98 for
Angelo Visciano, 44 also arrested with Alfieri in 1992 murder of
Councillor Nappi
Fiore D’Avino (37), capo arrested in 1993
Luigi D’Avino, 34, capo ditto
Marzio Sepe, succeeded Alfieri as boss of LNF after his arrest and conversion Arrested in 1996
Galasso Pasquale Galasso, Poggimarino arrested in 1994 after being grassed up
underboss by Alfieri
Giuseppe Oliviero, under Salerno SHOT DEAD IN 1990
boss, 44
Alfredo Galasso, boss
Moccia clan Angelo Moccia Afragola used to be allies of Raffaele Cutolo but
boss switched sides in 1980s and joined
LNF
Anna Mazza (his mother) ditto
Contini Eduardo Contini laundered money by ongoing feud with
being pizzerias etc Mazzarella clan
Ricardo Perucci, in Eastern Europe
right hand man
Licciardi Gennaro Licciardi (allied with Killed in prison
Tolomelli-Vastarella) in 1993
Pietro Licciardi, brother
Vincenzo Licciardi, brother
Maria Licciardi Naples Prostitution Arrested in 2001
sister of Gennaro Drugs and head of Secondigliano Alliance
http://gangstersinc.tripod.com/MariaLicciardi.html Organised a meeting between the clans and agreed peace deal
(born March 1951) She got her clan involved in prostitution (buying girls from Albanian mafia)
(married Antonio Teghemie, a Camorrista) Went to war with Lo Russo clan over a batch of heroin
known as “La Piccolina” Bombed the office of prosecutor Luigi Bobbio in 2001
Arrested in 2001
Secondiglione Alliance
Ciccio Mallardo, 49 arrested Apr 2000
Patrizio Bosti ditto
Feliciano Mallardo ditto
Malventi Ciro Mariano Spagnoli
Marco Mariano, brother
capo, Salvatore Cardillo assert their independence in 1991
capo, Antonio Ranieri after ordering shooting of Ciro’s trustee Vincenzo Romano
Tommaso Esposito,
Salvatore Cirelli,
Salvo Terracciano.
Pasquale Fraiese, loyal to Mariano
Giuseppe Amendola, hitman arrested in Rome in 1991
Umberto Bernasconi,hitman
Rosario Ugon, hitman
DeBiase Luigi DeBiase
Ciro DeBiase
Donato Prisco, 40 supermarket chain
Sabato Grassi and his stolen art arrested in 1991 in
three sons possession of
#80m of stolen art
Nuvoletta Gaetano Nuvoletta, 53 Marano cigarette smuggling arrested in 1986
head of a clan
Lorenzo Nuvoletta, 59 in arrested in 1990
1990
capo, Domenico Ferrara
(switched from Bardellino in 1989)
Angelo Nuvoletta both jailed for life in
1997 for murder
Gionta Valentino Gionta both of journalist
Giancarlo Siani
Giuseppe Polverino, arrested in 1993
right hand man
Luigi Baccante, under- jailed for life 97
boss
Ciro Cappuccio, under- ditto
boss
Fernando Cataldo ditto
underboss
Armando Del Core ditto
underboss
Gabriele Donnarumma jailed for 28 yrs
in 1997
Quaquarone feud broke out in
1996
Mazzacane ditto
Mazzarella Vincenzo Mazzarella Sanita feud broke out in
(shot o/s Poggioreale 1998
prison in Feb 1998)
(allied to Zaza)
Ciro Mazzarella arrested in 1993
(nephew of Michele Zaza)
Michele Mazzarella, 16 marries Marianna Giuliano in 1996 thus cementing an alliance with Giuliano cosca
Francesco Mazzarella, 74, murdered by Contini clan as he leaves a Naples prison (1998)
Lago Costantino Gargiulo
Cuccaro ongoing feud
Formicole ditto
Graziano Alba Graziano, 41 twin towns of extortion and Involved in a row with In jail pending
widow of murdered boss Lauro and corrupt building Clarissa Cava, 16, of trial
Eugenio (died 1991) Quindici, 30 miles contracts rival Cava family in Feb 02
from Naples (ran the towns for Clarissa and her two aunts
(Villa Altachiara, years until 1972 when were shot dead same day
worth 5m euros) Cavas challenged in a shoot-out
and killed Fiore Graziano)
Chiara Graziano, 20 ditto in jail in Messina
her niece (married,baby) pending trial
Stefania Graziano, 19 ditto in jail in Rome
law student pending trial
Diana Graziano, ditto in hiding
youngest daughter
Antonio Graziano ditto ditto Pleaded G to the Awaiting trial
murders
Cava Biagio Cava ditto ditto Clarissa Cava, 16, and released from
boss, patriarch two of her aunts shot jail in Sep 02
dead after row with and plotting his
Alba Graziano revenge
Clarissa Cava, 16 Murdered in Feb 02
(daughter) in a shoot-out/ambush
Felicia Cava Paralysed in the
another daughter same attack
Ammaturo,
Misso-Pirozzi Giuseppe Misso In 1992 his wife,
Assunta Sarno, and
capo, Giulio Pirozzi underboss Alfonso
(injured in 1992 attack) Galeota killed by the
Tolomelli cosca
Mario Savese (wounded in 1998 car bomb attack by Tolomelli)
Tolomelli-Vastarella Raffaele Tolomelli Sanita wounded in 1992 by (allied with
Misso-Pirozzi attack Licciardi)
Ciro Tolomelli, imprisoned in France
Luigi Vastarella
Nuzzo- Fabbrocino ? Fabbrocino Torre del Greco drugs set up drug route from
Peru to Italy
Ruocco Mugnano
Di Lauro Cosimo Di Lauro Secondigliano/ drugs/extortion a major war broke out
Scampia in Nov 2004 when a
group of “secessionists”
(known as the Spaniards)
split away
Salvatore Vitagliano the group’s “cashiers” Arrested in Nov 04
Paolo Vitagliano ditto ditto
Vincenzo DiLauro his girlfriend, Gelsomina
Verde, 22, was killed
and put in a burning car
during Camorra war in Nov 04
The Spaniards Secondigliano drugs split away from
(and Spain) DiLauros in 2004
Pincirillo Gennaro Panzuto, 32 Naples extortion, drugs and arrested in Preston, UK
gun trafficking in May 07 and set to
be extradited to Italy
Misso ? Naples ditto involved in feud with
Pincirillo clan in 06
Casalesi Antonio Iovine Naples construction on the run since 96
(low profile) (wanted for murdeR)
Giuseppe Iovine, ditto ditto fired from Naples
his brother (San Cipriano traffic police in 95 but
d’Aversa) still very cosy with them
and in 07 was exposed
as running operations
out of a police station
in San Cipriano d’Aversa
Domenico Bidognetti ditto ditto turned pentiti.
His father Umberto was
killed in May 08

Sicily (La Cosa Nostra)

BOTH LCN AND STIDDA GROUPS HAVE BRANCHES (COSCA) IN BELGIUM, GERMANY, CANADA and ENGLAND
THEY ARE ALSO BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE BALKANS (TRAFFICKING HUMANS, DRUGS AND CIGARETTES)
Name of Gang      Top People Base Business Status/Events Enemies Experts
Corleonesi Bernardo Provenzano, 63 Palermo/Corleone Drugs, Extortion, on the run for 42 years Sergio Lari, deputy chief prosecutor, Palermo
Binnu u Tratturi’ (Bernie The Tractor) contract skimming (now capo di tutti capi)
(honorary president of La Cosa Nostra) Given life sentence in absentia 1991
Captured in Corleone
on 11 April 2006 (day
after Berlusconi lost
Italian election)
Antonino Rotolo, 60 (in 06) Pagliarelli, nr ditto Tried to take over Lo Piccolo
from Corleone Palermo after Provenzano’s arrest
but captured by police
in June 2006 (Operation Gotha)
Francesco Bonura, 64 ditto ditto close friend of Rotolo
builder also arrested in Op Gotha
Antonino Cina, 61, doctor ditto ditto ditto
Mariano Troia, Binnu’s right
hand man
Antonino Giuffre ditto ditto Captured in 2002 and
(Provenzano’s right hand man) turned pentiti. Gave
evidence in Marcello
Dell ‘Utri trial
Salvatore Lo Piccolo Palermo ditto One of the new bosses Alfredo Morvillo, anti-mafia prosecutor
65 (in 2007) (Resuttana district) (said Giuffre in 2003)
Likely to become boss now Provenzano is in jail On the run since 1980
“The White Fox” Captured Nov 07
(his son, Sandro, 30, is an underboss)
Matteo Messina Denaro Trapani ditto One of the new bosses
(born April 1962) (said Giuffre in 2003)
Committed first murder at 18. Said to be a rising star
Has reputedly killed 50 people In hiding since 1993
Known as “the playboy boss” Wants to replace Provenzano
May challenge Lo Piccolo Friendly with Senator Antonio D’Ali (Forza Italia MP for Trapani)
Salvatore Rinella, 49 (in 2003) ditto ditto Arrested in Mar 2003
(Giuffre’s right hand man) after tip off by Giuffre.
(Has already been
convicted in absentia
of murder in 1979)
   Toto Riina Drugs, Extortion, Arrested in 1993 and
(previous leader) Contract skimming jailed.(Given life in absentia in 1991)
Leoluca Bagarella, Riina’s ditto ditto Arrested in 1995 and
brother-in-law jailed
Vito Vitale, Riina’s protégé ditto ditto Arrested in April 1998
(his son, Vito Jr, 15, in 1998)
Bernardo Brusca, 36 ditto ditto Arrested in Agrigento
Given life in absentia in 1991
(the Bruscas are said
to have personally
triggered bomb which
called Giovanni Falcone)
He also strangled
Giuseppe Di Matteo,11, in 1996
after his father testified
against the mob
(boy was dissolved in acid)
He turned pentiti in 2000
Vincenzo Brusca, his brother ditto ditto ditto (but got 30 yrs)
but in 2003 he turned
pentiti in exchange
for more lenient sentence
(a decision which was
greeted with outrage)
Giovanni Bonomo, 68 (in 2003) ditto money laundering Extradited from (On the run between
in southern Africa Senegal in Nov 03 1996 and 2003)
Vito Palazzolo ditto money laundering STILL ON THE RUN
in South Africa (in South Africa)
Michele Greco given life in 1991
Giuseppe Calo given life in 1991
Gaetano Fidanzati (came up with idea of exchanging
(sons Guglielmo & Giuseppe) Mafia heroin for Colombian cocaine)
Giuseppe Madonia
Marcello Fava, 34, underboss head of Porta Nuova clan, protégé of Vitale Arrested March 1998
Pietro ‘Signurinu’ Aglieri Santa Maria Member of Mafia’s Jailed
(studied Greek, Latin and di Gesu Provincial Commission for life
philosophy before joining) (south Palermo) for Palermo Dec-98
(grandson of Vincenzo) Arrested Dec 1998
Gaetano Badalamenti ? Jailed for 45 years in
1987 after ‘Pizza
Connection’ trial
Santapaola clan Nitto Santapaola Catania has 50 ‘made’ men Jailed for life in Jul 98
aka The Werewolf but allegedly runs things from jail
suffers from lycanthropy
Vincenzo Santapaola ditto Acquitted in Jul 98
Nitto’s son, 38 (in 07) Captured in Dec 07
Francesco Santapaola ditto ditto
brother
Angelo and Carmelo ditto Jailed in 1998
Guidotto, brothers
Giuseppe Pulvirenti, ally of has a 300-strong
Santapaola gang
Antonino Faro ditto in jail killed and eat Francis Turello in jail in 1980s
“cursoti” non-Cosa Nostra Catania 20 gangs Cosa
Nostra
Scalisi family Concetta Scalisi, 45 Adrano, Paterno Drugs, Extortion & her father Antonino
sub-boss to Santapaola & Biancavilla Loansharking died in 1982
(nr Catania) she herself was
arrested in April 1999
Messina family Maria Filippa Messina, 26 Catania Her husband Antonio
was jailed for 21 years
in 1993
She is now in jail
Jessica Scott, 29, Her husband,
Massimiliano Vinciguerra
was killed
She was arrested in
Jun-98
Santo Mazzei, friend of Catania
Vito Vitale
Laudani family ? Catania
Diego Santino Burzetta Trapani/Marsala
Messina Gaetano Costa ruled S. Messina at war with Rizzo
(see below)
Costa’s underboss>> Mario Marchese, joint boss Messina controls N. Messina jailed for life. Apr 1998
Costa’s underboss>> Luigi Galli, ditto ditto controls N. Messina jailed for life. Apr 1998
Giovanni Cutugno ditto jailed for life. Apr 1998
Carmelo Mauro ditto jailed for life. Apr 1998
Domenico Papale ditto jailed for life. Apr 1998
Giorgio Mancuso ditto jailed for 30 yrs. Apr98
Iano Ferrara ditto jailed for 30 yrs. Apr98
(pro-Corleonesi) Luigi Sparacio (see below) ditto controlled C Messina jailed for 30 yrs. Apr98
In feb 1994 the Corleonesi supporter Luigi Sparacio from Messina became a pentito and told that
judge Antonio La Torre had freed the mafioso Giovanni Leo a nephew of the killed boss Giuseppe Leo.
25 Feb 1997 Fabio Magliacane was killed and 12 june police arrest for this murder the pentito Santi Timpani,
brother-in-law of Luigi Sparacio
Sarino Lettrio Rizzo controls S. Messina at war with Costa
Sebastiano Ferrara, right hand
Galati-Giordano Bruno, Luigi, Calogero and town of Barcellona, Messina province at war with
clan Sebastiano Galati Giordano Bontempo Scavo
Orlando Galati Giordano became a pentito in 1997
Daniele Galati Giordano (25) and his wife Adriana Sanfilippo (35) were arrested for cokesmuggling in 1997.
Bontempo Scavo Cesare, Antonino, Sebastiano and Mario Bontempo Scavo
clan
Nardo’s gang Sebastiano Nardo Syracuse jailed for life. Jul 98
5 October 1991 Sebastiano Nardo had the boss Totuccio Schiavone (37) who had housearrest disappear
Siracusa for ever. 28 June 1992 in Siracusa the boss Agostino Urso was shot to death at the orders of
Nardo. 22 August 1992 Sebastiano Nardo (44) was arrested near Siracusa, he was supported by
Santapaola the boss of Catania. 8 December 1992 Antonio Tarascio (24) from Siracusa was arrested in
Palermo. 20 Januari 1993 in Siracusa there are 15 arrestwarrants against Salvatore Sesta (26), Filippo
Sesta, Nicolo Fiasche and Antonino Triglia. 10 Februari 3 man of the Urso-Bottaro cosca get arrested
they are the brothers Roberto and Alessandro Garofalo and Michele Midolo (32). 7 July 1996 in Rome
Benedetto Spataro (48) was arrested, he is a member of Salvatore Priviterra’s cosca from Siracusa. 13
August 1997 in Siracusa the entrepeneur Rosario Basile (41) was shot to death. In april 1998 in
Siracusa the dutchmen from the town utrecht Sebastiaan B, Marcel K and Gert H got shortly arrested
for the kidnapping of Anne Marie Lievens (38), her friend Pepe Hofman (22) and her small kids. She
had divorced in december 1997 businessman and millionair Hans Daniel Melchers. They had mostly
stayed around catania.
Carbonaro- Bruno and Claudio Carbonaro carried out massacre in 1990 enemies of
Dominante gang Giancarlo sebastiano Amodei arrested in Milan in 1997 Russo family
(Stidda) Carmelo Dominante Ragusa/Gela
Russo family Salvatore Russo (32) arrested in 1991 along with enemies of
(Stidda) brothers Gianluca (20) and Francesco Nigito (26) Carbonaro-Dominante
wiped out the In Dortmund police pick up Salvatore’s brother Rosario Russo (34 at war since 1990
Spatola-Arcerito clan Still at large are the third brother Vincenzo Russo (33),
& inherited drug routes
Trubia brothers Pietro Trubia Gela at war with
(his brother Emanuele, 29, killed in Jul 1999) Emmanuello
(another brother Aurelio also killed)
Emmanuello Daniele Emmanuello, 43 Gela shot dead while at war with Trubios
godfather evading capture in
Dec-07
Davide Emmanuello Gela ditto
Ianni-Cavallo clan (Gaetano Ianni, 44, and his Gela
son Marco become pentiti in 1993 because they are losing a war.
Aurelio Cavallo, imprisoned
Concetta Fausciana is his wife)
now led by Salvatore Lauretta and Orazio Coccomini
La Stidda Giuseppe di Cristina southern Sicily new gang not-aligned murdered by the La Cosa Nostra
(Sicilian for Star) (Agrigento, Gela, to La Cosa Nostra Corleonesi. 1978
star tattoos (La Stidda is not as well Caltanisetta)
members are known organised or as deep rooted
as stiddari but is more violent) colony in
started off as biker/ Mannheim, Germany
youth gangs but
were joined by Giuseppe Messina (43) gets arrested for drugdealing in Mazzarino, nr Caltanissetta.
disaffected mafiosi
who disliked Riina Salvatore Casano Gela Stidda
Paolo DiGiacomo ditto
Orazio Paolello arrested in 1993 and accused of multiple murders
Carlo Zicchitella Marsala
Alfredo Sole (Racalmunto) Giovanni Avarello (Canicatti) Salvatore Riggio (Riesi) Empedocle Giuseppe (Porte)
Gaetano Puzzanghero (Palma di Montichiaro) and Giuseppe Benvenuto Croce
Caruana-Cuntrera Paolo Caruana village of Siculiana Extradited to Italy Now in Pianosa (island)
(also operated in in Sicily in Oct 1992 from prison in Italy
Venezuela, Aruba, Gaspare Caruana (later moved to Venezuela ditto
USA, Mexico, Venezuela) ditto
Switzerland, Spain,
Germany, Thailand, Francesco Di Carlo London Said by Tommaso But he denies it (says Currently a pentiti giving evidence
India) aka Frankie The Strangler Buscetta to have job was subcontracted against MP Marcello Dell ‘Utri
killed Roberto Calvi to the Camorra) alleging mafia association and
money laundering (re Fininvest)
Alfonso Caruana Woodbridge, Jailed for 18 years He also faces
Ontario in 2000 for trying to extradition to Italy
PROJECT OMERTA was (near Toronto) smuggle Colombian where he faces 22 yrs
the name of the operation cocaine into Canada for mob association and
which caught this lot drug trafficking
Gerlando Caruana ditto Jailed for 20 yrs in Has previous
2000 for same conviction for
offence drug trafficking
Giuseppe Caruana, ditto Jailed for 4 yrs for
Gerlando’s son money laundering
in 2000
Pasquale Caruana ditto Jailed for 10 yrs in
2000 for conspiracy
and trafficking
Oreste Pagano ditto Turned supergrass Extradited to Italy,
(pentito) in 1999 where he has begun
giving evidence
Giuseppe Cuntrera Hiding out in Aruba

‘Ndrangheta (Calabria):

THE NDRANGHETA HAVE STRONG CONNECTIONS WITH CALABRIANS IN CANADA (eg COTRONI FAMILY) AND GERMANY
Clan Top people Base Business Events/Status
Piromalli Girolamo Piromalli Gioia Tauro Construction Responsible for
(acquitted of Getty kidnap) (controls Tyrhennian coast) Extortion kidnapping Paul
died of natural causes 1979 Getty in 1973 (got a
$1.3m ransom)
2 Giuseppe Piromalli, brother
aka “Peppino”, 72, arrested ’93 accused of 37 murders, NG 1998
Antonio Piromalli, son, (44), arrested in 1993
Gioacchino Piromalli (49), son, arrested in 1993, acquitted 1998
Antonino Zito (Giuseppe’s ambushed and killed
right hand man), arrested in Antonio Macri and his
May-99 men in 1975, went to
war with Macri’s
1 Giuseppe Pesce, 68, Rosarno arms trafficking right-hand man,
(co-boss with Peppino) arrested in 1991 (weapons from Syria) Vincenzo Commiso
Antonino Pesce, nephew over arms trafficking charges
Marcello Pesce ditto
Vincenzo La Malfa, ditto
Bruno and Salvatore Pisano ditto
Bruno Giuliano
Mammoliti Vincenzo Mammoliti,NG of kidnap heroin supported Piromalli
Saverio Mammoliti,NG of kidnap (killed Dom Barbaro) during above war
Francesco Mammoliti, nephew arrested in 1999 major drug dealer
(allied with Violi brothers of Montreal) Rocco Violi killed in 1980
capos Domenico Rugolo (31),
capo Rocco Talarita (54)
capo Vincenzo Giordano (35)
Antonino Mammoliti, pentiti
1 Giuseppe Mammoliti
(his son Rocco, 36, arrested in
Milan with large heroin stash)
(another son, Domenico, 34,
arrested in 1996)
Sebastiano Mammoliti
DeStefano Giorgio DeStefano (shot dead in 1976) drugs (has links ditto
(most powerful Paolo DeStefano (killed in 1985 see below) with Colombia, (have Commiso ally
and dangerous (allies of Camorra boss Venezuela, Spain, Domenico Tripodi
clan in Italy) Rafaele Cutolo) Based in Reggio France, Germany killed in Poggioreale
Giorgio DeStefano, nephew, Belgium & Holland) prison)
became boss, arrested 1996
was boss Orazio De Stefano, 45, life Arrested in Reggio di Calabria
(been on run for 16 yrs) in Feb 2004
he became boss after Paolo killed and Giorgio arrested
Giuseppe Morabito, 70 Arrested in Santa Venere
village in Feb 2004
Rosmini Natale Rosmini head of the clan. Based in Reggio
Antonio Rosmini, 38 (in 2004) son of Natale. Convicted in absentia of Arrested in Dec 04
killing two rivals in a bar. after 10 yrs on the run
Sentenced to life.
Tegano Pasquale Tegano, 49 Arrested in Aug 2004 after Wanted for murder and
(allies of DeStefanos) boss being on the run since 1994 organised crime
VENDETTA Antonino Imerti, capo (survived a car bomb planted by allied to Condello
(Imerti) (brother-in-law of Condellos) his boss and hit back by cosca
killing said boss, Paolo DeStefano)
Nov 1997 in Morocco, Roberto Canale (30), arrested for smuggling drugs for the Imerti
Antonino Imerti, life, 1998
VENDETTA Domenico Libri, underboss arrested in Marseille in 1992
(Libri) (his son, Pasquale Rocco, is
killed in prison in 1988)
Antonino Libri, nephew, life (1998)
Domenico Libri, life, 1998
Commisso Vincenzo Commisso, survived Ionian coast heroin slaughtered a family
1975 ambush which killed his Siderno in Toronto in revenge
boss, Antonio Macri for the ambush
(brother Vincenzo Macri)
Cosimo Commisso, 70, injured in ambush (Costa) 1990
Remo Commisso
John Commisso
Costa Luciano Costa Siderno kidnapping In 1990 they began
Giuliano Costa, killed in 1990 by Commissos (revenge) to challenge the
Pietro Costa, brother Commissos
Roberto Costa, brother
Giuseppe Costa, brother
Giovanni Costa, brother, killed in Toronto in 1991 by Commissos
Vincenzo Costa, brother, 43, killed in 1991
Barbaro-Perre Antonio Barbaro Plati kidnapping invested money in
Domenico Barbaro, killed by Saverio Mammoliti in 1978 growing cannabis in
Pasquale Perre, 25, killed in Griffith, Australia
shoot-out with cops in 1990 (linked to Tizzoni family)
Antonio Musitano,
Rocco Musitano, brothers allied to Papalia and
Francesco Barbaro, 65 Trimboli
Giuseppe Barbaro, 36
Bruno Palmisano, arrested in 1999
Sergi Saverio Sergi kidnapping
Francesco Sergi, brother
Saverio Morabito drugs
Girolamo Sergi, 61, shot dead in 1992
Papalia Rocco Papalia Plati kidnapping allied to Trimboli and
Domenico Papalia Barbaro
Antonio Papalia, 38
Trimboli Francesco Trimboli, arrested Plati allied to Papalia
in Milan in 1993 and Barbaro
Labate Boss Pietro Labate, Life, 1997 rule north of Reggio Calabria meat trade,
Vincenzo Laurendi, Life, 1997 extortion, drugs &
Orazio Assumma, Life, 1997 arms trafficking
Domenico Foti, Life, 1997
Paolo Labate, acquitted 1997 (500 murders)
Pasquale Laurendi, NG, 1997.
Serraino Paolo Serraino, 50 Reggio Calabria
Domenico Serraino, 47,brother arrested in 1992
Demetrio Serraino, 48, killed in
barbershop in 1988
Luigi Serraino, killed by Libri’s
men (DeStefano) in 1989
Natale Rosmini, 32, suspected hitman working for Paolo
of 7 murders, arrested in Serraino (killed politician
France in Dec 1997 Lodovico Ligato)
Parrello Gaetano Parrello killed in 1987 Palmi 35 men arrested ’91
by Piccolo cosca (Francesco
Piccolo jailed for 29 years)
Candeloro Parrello, 40, was arms and drugs
arrested in his luxury Rome trafficking
flat in June 1996. He had
undergone plastic surgery and
had a false passport
Piccolo Francesco Piccolo (killed Palmi
Gaetano Parrello) jailed for 29 years
Condello Domenico Condello, life (1990) Palmi allies of Imerti
Pasquale Condello, life (1990) both freed on appeal in 1992 (De Stefano cosca)
but Pasquale is finally given life in 1998
Gallico Domenico Gallico Palmi
Pietro Managro
Gentile Tommaso Gentile Amantea (port) drug trafficking, extortion 39 people arrested
and electoral fraud in Dec 07
Salvatore Muto
Franco Reggio Calabria
Zito- Bertuca Reggio Calabria
Lo Giudice- Cosimo Moschera, 35, Reggio Calabria
Calabro-Villani arrested in 1991
Neri- Quatrone Reggio Calabria
Iamonte Natale Iamonte, murdered in
1995
Paviglianiti-Pangallo- Antonio Pangallo, 33 Cosenza Pangallo was captured
Maesano-Favasulli boss Occaforte Rodhudi and Melito in Spain in Mar 2004
Strangio-Nirta Giovanni Nirta San Luca Feud with Pelle-Romeo
(his wife Maria Strangio, 33, clan began in 1991 when
was killed on Xmas Day 06, someone threw an egg at
which broke a truce which had a carnival. It spiralled out
lasted since 2000). of control and dozens have
been killed.
In 2007 five men were killed
Pelle-Romeo Antonio Pelle aka “La Mamma” San Luca in Duisburg, Germany in
captured in a bunker 2011 (they have also lived in the latest tit for tat
Duisburg since 80s) (one of the victims was
Marco Marmo (one of the Sebastiano Strangio but he
Duisburg victims) was believed to was from Pelle-Romeo clan)
have killed Maria Strangio Killers were Strangio-Nirta
Pesce Cicco Pesce, boss, 30 Rosarno (near Gioia Tauro) Drug smuggling and
(captured in 2011 hiding in extortion (pizzo)
a bunker)

JAMAICA

Shower Posse Vivian Blake, 45 US, UK Arrested in Miami
(responsible for 1,400 murders joint boss in 1980s/90s Jamaica in Dec 99. Jailed in
in US, Jamaica and UK) Sep 00 for 28 years
Allied to JLP for murder/racketeering
Lester Coke Jamaica Drugs Died in a fire in his cell in 1992 while
joint boss (Tivoli Gdns) awaiting extradition to US
Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke ditto ditto Wanted by US. Major operation in
(son) May 2010 to seize him
Mark Coke (Jah T)
The Spanglers ? Kingston (Sworn enemies of the Shower Posse)
allied to PNP (Trench Town)
Kick Off Head Crew ? Harlesden Drugs (crack) In feud with MLC
Much Loved Crew ? Tottenham Drugs (crack) In feud with above
Black Rose Criminal Posse ? Brixton Drugs (crack) ?
Lock City Crew ? Harlesden Drugs (crack) ?
Brixton Crew ? Brixton Drugs (crack) ?
Spanish Town Posse Ray ‘Emma’ Grant, 28 Kingston/ Crack Jailed for life in 1994
Brixton
? Delroy “Uzi” Edwards, Jamaica/ Drugs (NYC, Washington, Convicted in 1989 of
b.1959 US Baltimore, Philadelphia) six murders. Given
Peaked in 1988 seven life sentences.
Errol Codling, 40, aka Birming- Drugs Deported to Jamaica
Rankin’ Dread aka ham (former enforcer for in 1998
Robert Blackwood aka Claude Massop, who ran the
Bowyark JLP in Rema in 1970s)
Willie Haggard ? Died in 2002
David Francis, 37 (in 2000) Nottingham By day, a drugs counsellor, Jailed for 7 years in
by night a heroin and crack Mar 00 for drug dealing
dealer. Worth #1m.
Ron Francis ? Wanted for 9 murders
Oliver Francis, brother in US
The Supreme Team Kenneth McGriff NYC Crack and heroin dealer Busted in 2004.
aka Supreme or Preme (His friend, rap boss
Irv Gotti was charged
with laundering
McGriff’s money)
Robert “Rambo” Peart ?
Michael Morrison, aka ? On the run from
“Pumpie” Kansas
Neville “Scorcher” Grant 42 in 1993 crack dealer uses high-powered motorbike
and pays off corrupt cops.
Involved in murder in Jamaica in 01.
Subsequently kidnapped key witness
Donovan Rowe (who escaped and fled to UK)
Donald “One Eye” Brown, Kicked out of UK
42 10 times
Ray Lee, 30 London Jailed for 10 years
for killing PC Phillip
Walters. Now free.
Anne Marie Dallas, 38 Drugs Deported twice
Dwight Morant. B 7/67 California Drugs (marijuana) Fugitive from DEA
(LA)
Pauline Pickersgill,girlfriend Money laundering ditto
Donald “Zeeks” Phipps Kingston Arrested in Kingston
in Sep 98 (sparked riots)
Trevor Miller, 24 London (suspected of three murders) Jailed for life in 1989
aka Sammy Dread for murder (killed Alwyn Alfred in Acton in 1987)
Barron Campbell, aka London (cousin of Bicycle, see Ditto
Danger Mouse below)
Leroy ‘Fitz’ Hughes London/ Jailed for murder of
and Jamaica Mickey St George Williams
Norman ‘Bicycle’ Campbell in 1987
Andrew Cunningham, 29 Kilburn Jailed for 5 yrs in 1989
Desmond Watkins, 21 Harlesden Jailed for 6 yrs in 1989
Brian Tomlinson, 27 Harlesden cocaine (addict) Jailed for 17 yrs in 1989
Barrington Howard, 20 S London Acquitted of murder
of Chris “Tuffy” Bourne
Devon Lindo, 20 S London ditto
Albert Gentles, 23 S London ditto
Leon Virgo Jamaica Jailed for life in NY in 1992 for murder of Tanya Long (1987)
Leroy Smith, 26 Jailed for 25 yrs in 1996
for shooting 2 cops
Samson Misra, 27 Gipsy Hill “tie-up” raids
Wendell Daniels, ? Jailed for 10 years in 1992
millionaire
Calvin Berry S Ldn/ Wanted in connection with He was deported in
Jamaica conspiracy to rob Adelle 2001 to Jamaica but
Described at Old Bailey Hamilton in July 2001 (she NSY have issued a
trial as a “very dangerous died after being tied up by warrant for his arrest
man”. Rumoured to have two hired robbers)
killed his cousin.
Orlando Francis, 25 Jamaica Illegal immigrant who was
crack addict hired by Berry and his girlfriend
Crystal Whilby to rob Adelle Old Bailey judge
Hamilton in Jul 2001. Jailed ordered him to
for 8 years for manslaughter be deported at the
in Oct 2002. end of sentence
Christopher Howell, 30 Jamaica ditto ditto
Owen Clarke’s gang Owen Clarke, 46 (in 2004) Jamaica/ Jailed for 13 years in June 04 Caught in a raid
aka “Father Fowl” Sudbury for producing, possessing and which yielded 51kg
(north supplying crack (used mules of crack.
London) to smuggle it into UK)
Jason Sadler, 24 Wembley Jailed for 5 yrs in 2004
(from Wembley) (Clarke’s lieutenant)
Evan Powell, 21, NFA UK Jailed for 3 and a half years
in 2004 (courier).
SAD Posse Eaton Green, 26 Jamaica supergrass (brought into Jailed for 6 years for
UK by Scotland Yard) robbery in Nottingham
ditto Rohan Thomas, 37 Jailed for 14 yrs for
same robbery
ditto Steven Crossdale ?
Andrew Mitchell, 27 Lozells shooter ?
Darren Tyndale, 26 NFA crack dealer ?
Gary Wilson, 24 Handsworth   crack dealer ?
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Wilson’s gang Peter Wilson, (dob 12/60) Lewisham crack cocaine Jailed for 14 years at
(had connections in Jamaica, Croydon CC in Dec 01
New York and Miami) Lisa Murray (31),c law wife ditto ditto Jailed for 3 years for
money laundering
Joe Newman (dob 12/59) Lewisham ditto 8 yrs for drug production
Anthony Skyers (dob 8/75) Lewisham ditto 6 yrs for supplying drugs
Colin Jones (dob 8/61) NW10 ditto 5 yrs for conspiracy to supply
Marcia ‘Debbie’ Derson (30)Brockley ditto 7 yrs for conspiracy to supply
Beverley Tracey (38) Lee money laundering 2 yr community rehab order
(worked at Nat West Bank in Greenwich, where she had safety deposit box containing £122k)
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Lincoln White’s gang Lincoln White (10/12/64) Angell £170m crack ring Convicted of
had homes in Dulwich Town (largest ever seizure of crack) conspiracy to sell crack
and Montego Bay (Lambeth) (Operation Godwit) in March 2004 at Kingston CC (London)
Errol Williams, 30 Brixton ditto ditto
Michael Small, 37 Huddersfld ditto ditto
Julio Vispo, 36 Streatham ditto ditto
Maxine Hemmings, 37 Mitcham ditto ditto
Janet Scott, 41 Lewisham ditto ditto
Yuleane Tulloch, 27 Clapham ditto ditto
Phillip Hearsum, 51 Bradford ditto ditto
Kemi Osagie, 21 Liverpool ditto ditto
Natalie Osagie, 20 Liverpool ditto ditto
Openshaw Crew Tommy Pitt, 24, boss Openshaw drugs Jailed for life at
Preston Mar 2002 for murder of rival member of Longsight Crew
ditto Joshua ‘Slips’ Mensah, 24 ditto drugs Became supergrass against Pitt
Given light sentence and new identity
ditto Stefan ‘Mango’ Proverbs,21 Hulme drugs Admitted drugs and gun offences
at above trial
ditto Moses ‘Mo’ Boake, 20 Moston drugs ditto
ditto Gregory ‘Pinky’ Day, 24 Fallowfield drugs Found guilty of drugs
and gun offences
ditto Mark ‘Simmo’ Simons, 22 Moston drugs ditto
ditto Warren Coudjoe, 20 Gorton drugs ditto
ditto Big Dougie’ Thorne, 25 Longsight drugs ditto
ditto Sandra Thorne, 27 Longsight drugs ditto
Longsight Crew Marcus Greenidge, 21 Longsight drugs Shot dead by Pitt
in Sep 2000
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Hackney Posse see below: all convicted in Apr 02 in connection with incident at 2000 Notting Hill Carnival in which
Abdul Bhatti died
Daniel Frederick dob16/09/83 of 14 Shelley House, Shakespear Walk, N16
Jermaine Brown dob 01/05/83 of 5B Cleveland Rd N1 3ES was convicted on 22/2 at Blackfriars CC to be sentenced on 3/5.
Joseph Lawson dob 06/03/79 of 30 Mount Pleasant Hill, E5 was convicted of violent disorder at Blackfriars CC on 22/2 and will be sentenced on 3/5/02
Michael Coe dob 16/3/81 of 185 Evelyn Court, Amhurst Rd N16
Pepe Brown dob 01/05/83 of 60 Lawford Road, N1 5BR
Kirk Wynter dob 16/11/82 dob of 19B East Bank, N16 was convicted of violent disorder at Blacfriars CC on 22/2 and will be sentenced on 3/5/02
Daniel Watts dob 13/04/82 of 24 Binyon House, Milton Grove, N16
Wayne Thomspn dob 03/05/79 of 107a Mildmay Rd, N1
Darien Greenaway (Correct Spelling – Darien) dob 18/2/80 of 100a Sandringham Rd, E8
Shaun Greenidge dob 2/11/77 of 95 Fellows Ct, E2
Damien Blackwood dob 08/10/79 of 12 Perch Close, E8 was sentenced to 2 years for violent disorder
Hussein Suleyman dob 23/09/77 of 18 Marble Thornton House, Burma Road, N16 was sentenced to 18 months.

JAPAN

YAKUZA RECRUIT YOUNG MEN FROM VIOLENT BIKER GANGS KNOWN AS ‘BOSOKOZU’
Basic tenets for all gangs are ‘omerta’, no adultery, financial help for those in need.
Gang Leaders Base Business
Yamaguchi-gumi Kenichi Shinoda, 63 Tokyo Drugs (amphetamines)
(39,000 members) aka Shinobu Tsukasa porn, smuggling and
(earn $1.7bn per annum) (only took over in 2005) loansharking, extortion
 Jailed for 6 years in 2005 l
 for possessing gun. In 2007 they sparked a
 Killed rival in 1970s with gang war with Sumiyoshi
 a sword (served 13 yrs). after trying to muscle in
from Nakano-kai Yoshinori Watanabe to Tokyo and
(Shinoda’s predecessor).
Kyoto especially Roppongi
 Jailed after an underling
 shot police officer.
 Now retired.
Yukio Yamanouchi Tokyo
lawyer
Masaru Takumi, 61, boss Kobe  They helped out during
(assassinated by 4 men  1995 Kobe earthquake
in a Kobe hotel in Aug 97)
He was the head of the
Takumi-gumi sub-clan
and his killers were from
the rival Nakano-kai clan
led by:
Taro Nakano, 60 Kyoto  Yamaguchi-gumi
(he may have used  severed ties after murder
gunmen from the
Masuda-gumi)
Tetsuo Nogami Kyoto
Saizo Kishimoto ditto
Kazuo Nakanishi ditto
Kokusui-kai Kazuyoshi Kudo, 70 Tokyo Shot himself dead inFeb 07 Possibly linked to death of
(ally of Yamaguchi-gumi) Sugiura (Sumiyoshi) a few days before
Sumiyoshi-rengo Shigeo Nishiguchi, Tokyo/N Honshu Gambling, prostitution, Sumiyoshi-rengo
6,000-7,000 boss (since 1998) protection rackets (bars laundered money thru
(a looser federation than in the Ginza area) Joji Obara (Lucie Blackman’s killer)
Yamaguchi-gumi)
Ryoichi Sugiura Tokyo ditto shot dead in Tokyo on (apparently by Kokusui-kai
05-Feb-07 or Yamaguchi-gumi)
Inagawa-kai Kakuji Inagawa aka Seijo Yokohama/central Sokaiya (a form of Retired in 1986 and died in 2007
9,500 Honshu corporate blackmail)
and other crimes
Susumu Ishii ditto Took over in 1986 but died in 1991
Yuko Inagawa, aka Toi Took over in 1990 but died in 2005
Hideki Inagawa Boss since 2005
Ichiwa-kai Hiroshi Yamamoto, boss Osaka/Shikoku ditto DEFUNCT SINCE 1989
3,000-4,000 (broke away from the rejoined Yamaguchi-gumi
Yamaguchi-gumi after after breaking away
losing out for the in 1985
leadership in 1983)
Towa Yuai Jigyo Kumiai Yoshio Kodama was Kyoto/Kyushu ditto
(Korean) boss until death in 1984
1,000-2,000 members
(previously Tosei-kai)
Matsuba-kai Kuniyasu Makino, boss Tokyo/Kyushu ditto Involved in a feud
(Pine Needle Assocation) (born I Chun Song, with Kyokuto-kai
ethnic Korean) in early 2000s
Saburo Shiga runs a cleaning company at Tokyo Disney
Nippon Kokosui-kai ? Tokyo/Hokkaido protection (Ginza bars)
Dai Nippon Heiwa-kai ? ? now disbanded
Kyokuryu-kai (Kiyoshi Tominaga, boss) Okinawa very small gang
Yoshihiro Onaga, boss
Shimabukuro Tameo Shimabukuro, boss Okinawa ditto
Kudo-kai Satoru Nomura, boss Fukuoka
620 members
Aizukotetsu-kai Tokutaro Takayama Kyoto allied with Yamaguchi-gumi
4,500 members boss (in 1990s) since 2005

KOREA

Korean Killers (KK) Ha Seung Lee Los Angeles’ Prostitution and Shot dead in 1989
Koreatown extortion
Korean Power ? New York Prostitution, drugs,
extortion (firebombing)
North Korean Mafia ? N Korea/Russia Smuggling heroin into
Russia

MEXICO

Tijuana Cartel Alberto Benjamin Arellano Tijuana/Mexicali Drugs (cocaine, Arrested in 1982 in
-Felix, boss, aka El Min heroin, marijuana, California (in possession
d.o.b 12/3/52 also methamphetamines) of 100kg of cocaine).
or AFO (Sinaloa state, Escaped. Now a fugitive
(Arellano-Felix Organisatio) Ramon Arellano-Felix Jalisco, Michoacan, hires hitmen from
(inherited the business of brother, enforcer Chiapas and Mexican or California Wanted for ambush at
Miguel Angel Felix-Gallardo Baja California) street gangs Guadalajara airport (attempted murder of Guzman-Loera)
when he was incarcerated Carlos Arellano-Felix, bro
in 1989 for complicity in
murder of DEA Agent Francisco Rafael co-ordinates the Arrested in San Diego
Enrique Camarena) Arellano-Felix buying and selling in 1980 (205kg of cocaine)
Escaped. Arrested in
1993 in Tijuana. Now in
They are allies of the Almoloya prison in Toluca
Gulf cartel Francisco Javier
Arellano-Felix Wanted in Guadalajara
Eduardo Arellano-Felix co-ordinates Arrested in 1982 in
dob 10/11/56 smuggling into US California. Now a fugitive
Luis Arellano-Felix Culiacan, Sinaloa Runs front businesses
26/01/1966
Jesus Labra, uncle His lawyer, Gustavo
Galvez, shot dead in Mar 2000
Ismael Higuera Guerrero, Sinaloa Controls day-to-day Wanted for his part in
aka El Mayel, dob 17/3/61 operations a shoot-out in 1994
Luis Alfonso Velarde Tijuana ambushed and shot dead in April 08
aka El Muletas (Crutches)
Gustavo Rivera Martinez Tijuana narco-corrido written about him
aka P-1
Jorge Briseno Tijuana may have been responsible for ambush which
aka El Cholo killed El Muletas
Tres Lletres (Mr 3 Letters) Tijuana ?
Juarez Cartel Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Novalato, nr Ciudad Drugs (cocaine) Died, aged 41, in July
(aka the Vicente aka Lord of the Skies, Juarez, Guadalajara, allies of the 1997 during plastic
Carrillo Fuentes worth #25bn Hermosillo, Torreon Rodriguez-Orejuela surgery operation
Organisation or VCFO) cartel in Cali
Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, Ciudad Juarez ditto Wanted in Mexico and
They are allies of the brother, succeeded him (born in Guamachilito Texas
Sinaloa cartel (born October 1962) in Sinaloa) (on FBI El Paso website)
Has lost control of the
cartel to 5 men close to
Colombian producers,
inc El Azul
Juan Jose Esparragoza Juarez close to Colombian one of new leaders
aka “El Azul” producers
Juan Jose Alvarez Ciudad Obregon ditto arrested in Jan 05
Tostado
Ismael Zambada Juarez ditto ditto
aka El Mayo
Sinaloa Cartel (started off as protégé of Miguel Felix Gallardo of the Guadalajara cartel in 1980s)
Commands his own hit Joaquin Guzman Juarez (also big in ditto Has become the de
squad known as Los aka “El Chapo” (Shorty) Acapulco) facto leader (in 2005/6)
Pelones or Los Negros (aged 52 in 2009) (has $5m reward out on him)
Jailed in 1993 but
escaped in 2001 from
Puente Grande jail
(supposedly earns Edgar Valdez Villareal Acapulco ditto fugitive
$7.8bn a year from drugs) (head of Los Pelones)
aka La Barbie
Jaime Valdez Martinez Nuevo Leon ditto Arrested June 06
(associate of La Barbie)
Santiago Meza
aka El Polozero Tijuana ditto specialises in dissolving
(The soupmaker) bodies in acid
Chiapas/Sinaloa Drugs (cocaine) Arrested in 1993 in
(controlled a drugs Talisman, Mexico and is
smuggling tunnel incarcerated in Almoloya
allied to Juarez cartel between Agua Prieta Prison in Toluca, Mexico
, Sonora, Mexico
enemies of Gulf cartel Arturo Guzman-Loera, and Douglas, Ariz.)
at war in Nuevo Laredo brother, acting boss
Cornelio (close ally of both Juarez and Tijuana cartel) in Aug 2003
The Caro Quintero brothers Rafael Caro Quintero Ciudad Juarez Jailed in 1985 for the
boss murder of DEA Agent
Enrique Camarena
Miguel Caro Quintero, bro ditto, Hermosillo Freed in 1992. Now a
acting boss fugitive from justice
Hector “Whitey” Palma Badiraguato, Sierra Opium
Madre mts
Ernesto Fonseca ditto
aka El Cochiloco
Juan Jose Quintero Payan Ciudad Juarez Arrested in Oct 1999
Jose de Jesus Mexico City Methamphetamines
Amezcua Contreras bros. Jesus Amezcua- Guadalajara Methamphetamines Arrested in 1998
Contreras, boss (buys ephedrine
from Thailand and
Luis Ignacio Amezcua- India and processes Arrested in 1998
Contreras, brother it into amphetamines)
Adan Amezcua-Contreras Released in 1999 due to
brother lack of evidence
Jose Osorio-Cabrera, Bangkok Arrested in Bangkok
buyer
The Gulf cartel Juan Garcia Abrego, boss Matamoros, Cocaine (distributes Arrested in 1996 in
(aka Beltran-Leyva) Tamaulipas state it on East Coast) Mexico, extradited to US
allied to Tijuana cartel and charged in Texas
INVOLVED IN BLOODY Humberto Garcia Abrego ditto Arrested in 1994 on
BATTLE WITH brother money laundering charges
SINALOA CARTEL OVER
CONTROL OF NUEVO Osiel Cardenas, new boss ditto ditto Arrested in Mar 2003 in
LAREDO (in 2005) (set up a hit squad Matamoros and now in
and ACAPULCO (2006) called Los Zetas, who are former La Palma (top security prison)
Mexican special forces troops)
Bought hundreds of guns
from Arizona gun dealer
George Iknadosian
South East Cartel Jose Albino Quintero Meraz Quintana Roo state Cocaine Indicted in Jun 2002 by
DEA
Jorge Manuel Torres Teyer ditto
Alcides Ramon Magana ditto ditto
Gilberto Salinas Doria ditto ditto
Mario Ernesto Villanueva ditto ditto
Madrid, governor of
Quintana Roo state
Luis Ernesto Villanueva ditto ditto
Tenorio, son of governor
Consuelo Marquez, New York ditto
(she worked at Serfin Securities, a Mexican investment firm in NY)
(Later she moved to Lehmann Brothers). Money laundering

NIGERIAN AND GHANAIAN

? Oluwole Ogungbuyi, 40 & ? Drugs Put on White House Arrested
his wife Abeni list of top 12 drug Apr-01
dealers for conspiracy
to import heroin
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? Rebecca Atobrah, 49 Gypsy Hill Drugs Jailed for 18 years in Bought property and vehicles
(originally from Ghana) S London (crack) Feb 02 for conspiracy in Ghana (which was seized
btwn £3m to sell drugs (£2.9m and forfeited)
& £6m confiscated from her)
Joseph Dartey, 48, London ditto Jailed for 14 years
her trusted lieutenant NW2 (£500,000 confiscated)
Patrick Reid, 59 Harlesden ditto Jailed for 12 years
distributor NW10 (£500,000 confiscated)
Delroy Abrahams, 36 Harlesden ditto Jailed for 12 years
distributor (Stonebridge Park)
Emile Beckford, 42 Harrow ditto Jailed for 10 years
distributor (£350,000 confiscated)
Sandra Lyndsey, 40 Harlesden ditto Jailed for 5 years
(Abrahams’ girlfriend)
Solomon Nubour ? > ?

POLAND

Paul Ferris Glasgow Various crimes In April 1999 he Acquitted in 1992
(aged 37 in 2002) (base was Caravelle (but never drugs) was jailed for 10 of murdering
Inn in East End) Most recently yrs (reduced to 7) Arthur ‘Fat Boy’
done for gun-running for weapons offences Thompson Jr after
longest trial in
Scottish history
Joe McAuley associate of Ferris ditto Jailed for 4 years
in above trial
Two of Ferris’s sidekicks were assassinated (by Thompsons) in revenge after Fat Boy died.
(Robert Glover and Joe Hanlon)
Ian ‘Blink’ McDonald Glasgow Armed robbery Released in 2002 Blames McGraw
(associate of Ferris) after 16 yrs for for his conviction
armed robbery
Egun Onerilmus Glasgow Heroin importer Associate of Ferris
aka Eric The Greek (from Turkey) for past 10 years
Richard Hayes, 55 Glasgow/Spain Hashish Arrested in Apr (Also arrested
or Ricky Hayes 2002 in Spain was William Howard
for hash trafficking 41, from Stirlingshire)
Tam Bagan, 45 Glasgow Security van hijacks Released in 2002 Former pal of
(in 2002) after 12 years for Ferris (they’ve
security van hijack fallen out since)
Martin Hamilton Glasgow/Edinburgh Drugs In Nov 2000 he He was said to
homosexual (heroin) & torture was jailed for life be setting up a
(used to rape young for supplying drugs operation
boy dealers) heroin & torturing ready for when
aka Hammy The Poof dealers/enemies Ferris came out
The Thompsons Glasgow Crime (Drugs) Arthur Thompson Their power has
(Provanmill area) Sr died of a heart very much waned
attack in 1993 since Fat Boy
died.
In Aug 1991 his
son Arthur ‘Fat
Boy’ Jr was shot
dead while on
home leave
That left another
son, Billy, 31, to
inherit the empire.
He was freed from
Barlinnie in 1995
but was stabbed
& critically injured
in Aug 2000.
William Lobban, 32 Glasgow Robbery Jailed for 6 yrs
(in 2002) in 1993 for holding
up Pipe Rack pub
in Glasgow
Billy Blackledge from Coalburn, Drugs (cocaine) Wanted by FBI Went to US and
Lanarkshire but fled and DEA. He began importing
to Fort Lauderdale, faces up to 60 coke from Cali
Flordia in 1970s. years in jail if cartel to Canada
Now on the lam caught. using Hell’s
Angels (also
shipped drugs to
Europe)
Richard ‘Nutty’ killed in a gun (his daughter
Blackledge, son battle in 1992 Mandy lives in Lisbon)
David Santini ? Drugs – said to be Currently serving Worth #5m
aged 33 in 2000 Scotland’s biggest 13 years in jail
former grocer heroin dealer
John Carroll, sidekick also jailed
Roddy McLean Edinburgh Drugs (cannabis) Serving 21 years Owns several
known as “Popeye” (Customs officer for smuggling pot flats and legitimate
59 in 2003 Alan Soutar died (moved from businesses.
(known to have links with Adams family) during raid on Saughton jail Worth #4.5m
McLean’s boat) to Leyhill) (wife Susan)
Roddy McLean Jr ditto ditto Jailed for 12 yrs in Released after
37 in 2003 1997 just 4 years
James Hamill Aberdeen/Glasgow Drugs (heroin) Serving 18 years Flooded NE
aged 40 in 2000 (lives in nrby Cathkin) for drugs offences Scotland with
heroin in mid-90s
(60 addicts died)
Worth #4m.
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Tam ‘The Licensee’ Glasgow Drugs, pubs, Acquitted at Lives in Tenerife
McGraw ice cream vans, same trial that
clubs, etc Healy got jailed
John Healy Glasgow Drugs Serving 10 years Invested his money
aged 41 in 2000 for trafficking but in pubs and clubs
(McGraw’s former said to run his Worth #2.5m.
right hand man) empire from jail
Stewart ‘Speck’ Boyd Glasgow Security Released in Jan (Acquitted of
(associate of Healy) (FCB security in 2002 after 18 murder of Mark
Age 38 in 2002 Paisley) month term for Rennie in 1997)
intimidating
witness John Jeffrey
Margaret McGraw Glasgow (wife of Tam McGraw) Said to be the brains behind the business
Trevor Lawson Glasgow Drugs Bulldozed the Died in Jan 2002 after
(McGraw’s sidekick) Caravel in 1991 being chased in front of a car
Snadz Adams Glasgow Drugs Involved in Now keeps himself
(McGraw’s bro-in-law) Ice Cream Wars to himself
Billy McPhee Glasgow (Castlemilk) Drugs Hitman and Was involved in knife attack on
close associate TC Campbell in April 2002
Gordon Ross Glasgow One of McGraw’s lieutenants (and close friend of Lawson)
Craig Devlin Glasgow ditto Survived an attack in 2004
John McCartney Glasgow ditto Survived an attack in 2004 (same one as Devlin)
aka Joker
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The McGoverns Glasgow Drugs Tony McGovern
(Springburn and was shot dead
Maryhill) o/s New Morvern
Bar in Sep 2000
Jamie ‘The Iceman’ Drugs Killed Tony McGovern but was never
Stevenson East Kilbride (formerly prosecuted. Fled Glasgow but is
aka ‘The Bull’ McGovern’s No 2) now threatening to take over again.
Gerry ‘Cyclops’ Glasgow ditto Has just (summer 2002) been released
Carbin from prison in Costa Del Sol. His son Gerry, 20, is
Stevenson’s stepson
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Bobby Dempster Glasgow Everything Known as a Solid, game
peacemaker veteran (no grass)
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Kenneth Togher Glasgow Drugs (Colombian Caught by Associates of
aged 33 in 1997 (Bellshill, Lanarks) cocaine) Operation Stealer Anthony White
and both jailed (south London)
for 25 years at the
Brian Doran Glasgow ditto Old Bailey in 1997 multi-lingual
aged 52 in 1997 but released in university graduate
aka The Professor 1999 on appeal
(a technicality)
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Cole family Glasgow (Ruchazie) Albert Cole, 46, and his sons Albert Jnr, 27, and David, 25,
(all three survived being shot in January 2002)
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Walter Kirkwood Renton, Dunbarton- Guns Jailed in Liverpool (Grassed up
ex-TA soldier from shire after being caught by Haase)
(46 in 2002) with a Magnum
and an Uzi
Got 3.5 years
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Frankie Donaldson Fife Drugs and bootleg Non-executive
booze director of
Raith Rovers
George Docherty Fife ditto Donaldson’s Jailed for 3 years
aka ‘Goofie’ right hand man for having a gun
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Justin McAlroy, 30 Cambuslang Drugs Shot 5 times (Murder linked to
outside his home murder of John
in April 2002 Hall and David McIntosh
in Larkhall in Oct 2001)
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Chick Lachlan Glasgow ? Went on the run Captured and
extradited from
Canada
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East End Crew Glasgow Mark Clinton, 32 Charged with murder of Billy McPhee in March 2003
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THE FOLLOWING ARE MEMBERS OF THE RED HAND COMMANDO (Loyalist paramilitary group)
Michael Hunter, 33 NFA Admitted membership of RHC at High Court in Edinburgh in May 2003
William Gardiner, 56 NFA ditto
Gavin Wilson, 21 Dundee ditto
Ronald Cruden, 50 ditto ditto
Brian Main, 33 ditto Admitted assisting in armed robbery at a pub in Dundee in Sep 2002
(The court heard how 25 members of the RHC met regularly in Dundee)

RUSSIA

Solntsevskaya Sergei Mikhailov, boss Moscow Drugs, weapons, Held in Switzerland in ’96
(has 5,000 members) aka Mikhas (Feb 1958) (Solntsevo suburb) extortion, prostitution, But was acquitted in ’98
The gang murdered Jewish (moved to Israel in corporate fraud,money and moved back to
US hotelier Paul Tatum 1994) Russia. He then sued
Swiss authorities for lost income and won!
Viktor Averin, number 2
(see Brighton Semion Mogilevich, 53, Budapest/Prague laundering
Beach mafia) Mikhailov’s old gulag pal aka The Red Don (Made first fortune in He emigrated to Israel
was head of Lubertskaya (dob 30/6/46 Kiev) 1980s by ripping off himself in 1990 and
(his girlfriend is Jewish emigres) invested his dirty money
Katalina Papp, Hungarian) in nightclubs, gem
(claims he only sells factories and art
grain) He moved to Hungary
in 1991 and in 1995 he
was arrested at the
U Holubu restaurant
In 2000 FBI set up a
taskforce to get him
Aleksandr Sedov, hitman
Alexandre Kutzin, arms
and nuclear smuggler
Dzemal Khakidze (Georgian) Moscow
runs their Moscow drugs trade
(spent 20 years in prison)
Gafour Rakamov, ally in Heroin trafficker
Uzbekistan (has his own gang)
Uralmash Pavel Fedulev Yekaterinburg Everything Involved in numerous
syndicate aka Pashka (especially industrial murders. Pay off police and
corruption) judges throughout Sverdlovsk Province
Dolgopruadnanskaya ? Moscow?
The Ukrainians “Scar” Kiev He killed the city’s other
big boss, was jailed and
then bought his way out.
Wiped out Tibor Papay’s
Hungarian gang in a bar
in Dunajska Streda,
Slovakia in March 1999
Samara Mafia Konstantin Berkutov, 33 Samara Murdered by an associate
killed in April 1999 of Dima Bolshoy
The Georgians ? Moscow
The Tambov Mafia Vladimir Gavrilenkov St Petersburg murder
(have 2,000 men) drug dealing
named after a city 200 extortion
miles NW of Moscow money laundering
aka Tambovskaya- Gennadios Petrov, 50s Spain money laundering arrested along with many
Malyshevkaya lived in Majorca and others during Operation
bought a lot of property Troika, massive Spanish
there, inc luxury hotel police in June 2008
(led by Baltasar Garzon)
Brighton Beach Mafia Vyacheslav Ivankov, aka Brighton Beach area extortion Acquitted of murdering 2 Turks at a restaurant
(actually there are Yaponchik (Little of Brooklyn, NYC in Moscow in 1992 at a trial in July 2005
four separate gangs) Japanese), boss (especially the (killed because their coats were taken before his!)
(closely linked to aged 65 in 2005 Arbat Café)
Solntsevskaya) (also branches in Former boxer Oleg
London, Madrid, Karatayov was murdered
Paris, Milan, Bogota at the Arbat in 1994
and Moscow)
Lubertsy clan ? Moscow?
Ostankino gang ? Moscow
(Ostankino suburb)
Jibu Kiev mugging
The Obshina Nikolay Suleimanov, Moscow bank robberies,
(Chechens) boss kidnapping and white
collar crime, elbowing
their way into cigarette
smuggling
? “Dzhem” Vladivostok
(locals)
? Gregory Lerner, 47 Israel Jailed for 6 years in 1998
for corruption and fraud
(police dropped charges
of killing a Russian banker)
Afghan Veterans’ Mikhail Likhodei Moscow Money laundering Assassinated in 1998
Association (laundering mafiya
(In 1998 after Likhodei’s money)
death it split into two
factions:
one   led by Valery Radchikov Survived an assassination
attempt in 1995
the other led by Sergei Trakhirov Was killed, along with
(RIP) his wife Yelena, and 11
others when a bomb
went off at a funeral
Orekhovskaya gang Sergei Butorin, 36, Moscow? Extortion, robbery, Arrested in a brothel in
joint boss etc Castelldefels, NE Spain
in Feb 2001 (nr Barcelona)
Wanted in Russia for
29 killings (inc that of
6 police officers)
Extradition already started
Marat Poliansky, 28 ditto ditto ditto
joint boss
? Teymuraz Chepurov London Kidnap/extortion Jailed for 8 years in
(dob Nov 1964) Russian (demanded ransom London in Dec 2002 for
from student’s father kidnapping an 18 year
in Latvia) old Latvian student
Irina Petrusina London ditto Ditto
(dob Nov 1965)Lithuanian
(Chepurov’s girlfriend)
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Viktor Bout Ostend, Belgium arms dealer Runs company called
(born January 1967) and later UAE Transavia Export Cargo
(whereabouts now Made $50m in mid-90s
unknown) selling weapons to the
Northern Alliance (Afghanistan)
But he also sold to Taliban
In late 1990s sent a lot of
weapons in Africa
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Izmaylovo gang Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov Gambling/extortion Lived in Moscow, East Germany,
(born 1949 Uzbekistan) France and Italy
Was involved in fixing ice skating at
2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
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Alexander Solonik aka Contract killer/ Found dead in Greece
“Superkiller” extortion in 1997

SCANDINAVIA

THE VIOLENT FEUDING 1993-7 WAS KNOWN AS THE ROCKER KRIGEN (Rocker Wars)
Gang Main members Status Business
Hell’s Angels Michael Brokside, 23 Jailed for 16 years for killing Uffe Larsen narcotics trafficking,
(founded in 1940s California, Kim Jensen, 29 Jailed for 8 years for killing Uffe Larsen robbery
imported to Scandinavia in Ove Witthoeft Jailed for 6 yrs for attempt manslaughter
1960s) Jorn Jonke Nielsen Jailed for 16 years (won libel suit against comedienne who called him a
have close ties to Angel Bent Svane Nielsen,leader psychopath)
chapters in Holland,England aka Blondie STRONGHOLDS INCLUDE THE
and North America VESTERBRO area of COPENHAGEN
(red light district)
(Viking Chapter) Denmark Louis Nielsen, 38 killed by Bandido rocket attack Oct 96
first chapter in Scandina- Janne Krohn, 29 ditto
via (controls other chapters) (this was revenge for airport killing of
Larsen earlier that year)
and affiliated clubs:
MC Finland
Rednecks MC
Aarhus Angels Jimmy Nissen, president Jailed for 2 years for drug smuggling
(importing marijuana from Holland)
DK Angels Christian Middelboe,pres amphetamine dealing
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(previously The Undertakers)
The Bandidos Michael ‘Lerche’ Olsen former Angel, who defected, narrowly amphetamine prod-
(founded in Texas in 1966) escaped bomb attack in Drammen, uction (in Poland)
(stole cache of Carl Gustav Norway in May 1997 (exported thru Finland)
missiles from a Swedish Uffe Larsen, 32, leader of Dalby Chapter (Denmark), shot dead 1996
army base and attacked Mikale Ljunggren,president shot dead on E4 motorway in Sweden
Angels’ Fort Snoldelev in Jarkko Kokko (Finnish) shot dead in Helsinki in March 1996
Denmark, base of southern Big Jim’ Tinndahn,president offered truce in October 1996
chapter) (went into hiding in Marseilles)
(in US, they are mainly IN SEPTEMBER 1997 TINNDAHN AND ANGELS LEADER NIELSEN SIGNED TRUCE
confined to the Deep South) BUT SAID THERE WOULD BE NO MERGER
(TRUCE BROKERED BY DANISH DEFENCE LAWYER THORKILD HOYER)
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The Brodraskapet Danny ‘The Hood’ Fitzgerald
(Wolfpack Brotherhood) (Englishman) Shot dead in Stockholm in June 1998
ex-cons turned bikers
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NON-BIKER GANGS:
Norway (see also Billy Hayward, UK drug dealer who served 13 yrs in Norwegian jail. Now lives in London. Got £70k for bogus info over The Scream)
Expert on Norwegian crime is Gunnar Hultgroen, who works for the Dagbladet newspaper
The Trise Gang Bjorn Grytdal Convicted of the theft of Edvard Munch’s Conviction quashed
The Scream from National Gallery in on a technicality
Oslo in 1994 (that British coppers
who came over to
help didn’t have
proper paperwork)
Jan Olsen (ex-cop and ditto ditto
convicted arsonist)
William Aasheim ditto ditto
Pal Enger (ex-footballer) ditto His conviction was
allowed to stand.
Served 5 years in jail
Sweden

SCOTLAND

Paul Ferris Glasgow Various crimes In April 1999 he Acquitted in 1992
(aged 37 in 2002) (base was Caravelle (but never drugs) was jailed for 10 of murdering
Inn in East End) Most recently yrs (reduced to 7) Arthur ‘Fat Boy’
done for gun-running for weapons offences Thompson Jr after
longest trial in
Scottish history
Joe McAuley associate of Ferris ditto Jailed for 4 years
in above trial
Two of Ferris’s sidekicks were assassinated (by Thompsons) in revenge after Fat Boy died.
(Robert Glover and Joe Hanlon)
Ian ‘Blink’ McDonald Glasgow Armed robbery Released in 2002 Blames McGraw
(associate of Ferris) after 16 yrs for for his conviction
armed robbery
Egun Onerilmus Glasgow Heroin importer Associate of Ferris
aka Eric The Greek (from Turkey) for past 10 years
Richard Hayes, 55 Glasgow/Spain Hashish Arrested in Apr (Also arrested
or Ricky Hayes 2002 in Spain was William Howard
for hash trafficking 41, from Stirlingshire)
Tam Bagan, 45 Glasgow Security van hijacks Released in 2002 Former pal of
(in 2002) after 12 years for Ferris (they’ve
security van hijack fallen out since)
Martin Hamilton Glasgow/Edinburgh Drugs In Nov 2000 he He was said to
homosexual (heroin) & torture was jailed for life be setting up a
(used to rape young for supplying drugs operation
boy dealers) heroin & torturing ready for when
aka Hammy The Poof dealers/enemies Ferris came out
The Thompsons Glasgow Crime (Drugs) Arthur Thompson Their power has
(Provanmill area) Sr died of a heart very much waned
attack in 1993 since Fat Boy
died.
In Aug 1991 his
son Arthur ‘Fat
Boy’ Jr was shot
dead while on
home leave
That left another
son, Billy, 31, to
inherit the empire.
He was freed from
Barlinnie in 1995
but was stabbed
& critically injured
in Aug 2000.
William Lobban, 32 Glasgow Robbery Jailed for 6 yrs
(in 2002) in 1993 for holding
up Pipe Rack pub
in Glasgow
Billy Blackledge from Coalburn, Drugs (cocaine) Wanted by FBI Went to US and
Lanarkshire but fled and DEA. He began importing
to Fort Lauderdale, faces up to 60 coke from Cali
Flordia in 1970s. years in jail if cartel to Canada
Now on the lam caught. using Hell’s
Angels (also
shipped drugs to
Europe)
Richard ‘Nutty’ killed in a gun (his daughter
Blackledge, son battle in 1992 Mandy lives in Lisbon)
David Santini ? Drugs – said to be Currently serving Worth #5m
aged 33 in 2000 Scotland’s biggest 13 years in jail
former grocer heroin dealer
John Carroll, sidekick also jailed
Roddy McLean Edinburgh Drugs (cannabis) Serving 21 years Owns several
known as “Popeye” (Customs officer for smuggling pot flats and legitimate
59 in 2003 Alan Soutar died (moved from businesses.
(known to have links with Adams family) during raid on Saughton jail Worth #4.5m
McLean’s boat) to Leyhill) (wife Susan)
Roddy McLean Jr ditto ditto Jailed for 12 yrs in Released after
37 in 2003 1997 just 4 years
James Hamill Aberdeen/Glasgow Drugs (heroin) Serving 18 years Flooded NE
aged 40 in 2000 (lives in nrby Cathkin) for drugs offences Scotland with
heroin in mid-90s
(60 addicts died)
Worth #4m.
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Tam ‘The Licensee’ Glasgow Drugs, pubs, Acquitted at Lives in Tenerife
McGraw ice cream vans, same trial that
clubs, etc Healy got jailed
John Healy Glasgow Drugs Serving 10 years Invested his money
aged 41 in 2000 for trafficking but in pubs and clubs
(McGraw’s former said to run his Worth #2.5m.
right hand man) empire from jail
Stewart ‘Speck’ Boyd Glasgow Security Released in Jan (Acquitted of
(associate of Healy) (FCB security in 2002 after 18 murder of Mark
Age 38 in 2002 Paisley) month term for Rennie in 1997)
intimidating
witness John Jeffrey
Margaret McGraw Glasgow (wife of Tam McGraw) Said to be the brains behind the business
Trevor Lawson Glasgow Drugs Bulldozed the Died in Jan 2002 after
(McGraw’s sidekick) Caravel in 1991 being chased in front of a car
Snadz Adams Glasgow Drugs Involved in Now keeps himself
(McGraw’s bro-in-law) Ice Cream Wars to himself
Billy McPhee Glasgow (Castlemilk) Drugs Hitman and Was involved in knife attack on
close associate TC Campbell in April 2002
Gordon Ross Glasgow One of McGraw’s lieutenants (and close friend of Lawson)
Craig Devlin Glasgow ditto Survived an attack in 2004
John McCartney Glasgow ditto Survived an attack in 2004 (same one as Devlin)
aka Joker
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The McGoverns Glasgow Drugs Tony McGovern
(Springburn and was shot dead
Maryhill) o/s New Morvern
Bar in Sep 2000
Jamie ‘The Iceman’ Drugs Killed Tony McGovern but was never
Stevenson East Kilbride (formerly prosecuted. Fled Glasgow but is
aka ‘The Bull’ McGovern’s No 2) now threatening to take over again.
Gerry ‘Cyclops’ Glasgow ditto Has just (summer 2002) been released
Carbin from prison in Costa Del Sol. His son Gerry, 20, is
Stevenson’s stepson
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Bobby Dempster Glasgow Everything Known as a Solid, game
peacemaker veteran (no grass)
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Kenneth Togher Glasgow Drugs (Colombian Caught by Associates of
aged 33 in 1997 (Bellshill, Lanarks) cocaine) Operation Stealer Anthony White
and both jailed (south London)
for 25 years at the
Brian Doran Glasgow ditto Old Bailey in 1997 multi-lingual
aged 52 in 1997 but released in university graduate
aka The Professor 1999 on appeal
(a technicality)
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Cole family Glasgow (Ruchazie) Albert Cole, 46, and his sons Albert Jnr, 27, and David, 25,
(all three survived being shot in January 2002)
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Walter Kirkwood Renton, Dunbarton- Guns Jailed in Liverpool (Grassed up
ex-TA soldier from shire after being caught by Haase)
(46 in 2002) with a Magnum
and an Uzi
Got 3.5 years
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Frankie Donaldson Fife Drugs and bootleg Non-executive
booze director of
Raith Rovers
George Docherty Fife ditto Donaldson’s Jailed for 3 years
aka ‘Goofie’ right hand man for having a gun
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Justin McAlroy, 30 Cambuslang Drugs Shot 5 times (Murder linked to
outside his home murder of John
in April 2002 Hall and David McIntosh
in Larkhall in Oct 2001)
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Chick Lachlan Glasgow ? Went on the run Captured and
extradited from
Canada
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East End Crew Glasgow Mark Clinton, 32 Charged with murder of Billy McPhee in March 2003
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THE FOLLOWING ARE MEMBERS OF THE RED HAND COMMANDO (Loyalist paramilitary group)
Michael Hunter, 33 NFA Admitted membership of RHC at High Court in Edinburgh in May 2003
William Gardiner, 56 NFA ditto
Gavin Wilson, 21 Dundee ditto
Ronald Cruden, 50 ditto ditto
Brian Main, 33 ditto Admitted assisting in armed robbery at a pub in Dundee in Sep 2002
(The court heard how 25 members of the RHC met regularly in Dundee)

SERBIA

Zemun clan Milorad Lukovic Belgrade All sorts Former commander of Red Berets
(Zemun district) special forces unit which
committed atrocities in Kosovo
Mile Lukovic ditto
(no relation)
ditto Dusan Spasojevic ditto ditto Another former police
special operations
commander
ditto Dejan Milenkovic ditto ditto Arrested and released
aka Bugsy after attack on Djindjic in
Feb-03
ditto The Fool
ditto The Rat
ditto The Cheat
ditto Dragan Ninkovic ditto drugs Arrested in Mar 2003
over Djindjic assassination
ditto Zoran Vukojevic ditto ditto ditto
(ex-police)
Svetlana Raznatovic ditto Arrested in Mar 2003
aka Ceca, widow of for harbouring
Arkan (glamorous fugitives (weapons
busty folk singer) also found at her
home)

SOUTH AFRICA

The Hard Livings Cape Town (Cape Flats Drugs, Extortion Rashied Staggie Shot and burned to death
just outside the city – Violence by PAGAD in Dec 1996
Mannenberg district)
Rashaad Staggie Survived but eventually fled
(his twin brother) the area
The Americans ditto ditto Leopold Enemies of the Hard Livings
(teamed up briefly to
defeat PAGAD)
People Against ditto Vigilante group Mainly Muslims Its militant wing (which
Gangsterism and (subsequently killed Staggie) was called
Drugs (PAGAD) corrupted) G Force

SPAIN

Gang Main men Base Business
Laureano “El Pajarito” (Little Bird) Oubina, 56, Galicia’s top drug baron
was extradited from Greece to Spain this week.
He comes from the village of Cambados on the Rias coast.
His wife, Esther Lago, and 16 associates were detained in Oct 1999 over the
seizure of a Honduran vessel, containing 15 tons of hashish, off Morocco.
He is ill-educated former lorry driver but canny and has contacts with
Moroccan mafias.
In 1990 he escaped prosecuted by super-judge Baltazar Garzon.
Last year he was sentenced in his absence to 4 yrs jail and fined £8m for
shipping hashish from Vigo to Holland.
Their £6m estate in Baion, which makes Alberino wine, was confiscated by the
courts in 1994.
Oubina is planning to set up his own website while in prison near Madrid.

THAILAND

FOR UNITED WA STATE ARMY SEE BURMA
Gang Leaders Base Business Status/Events
Kamnan Po gang ? Kamnan Po Gambling dens, Has killed many rivals
(from eponymous town on the massage parlours, (his son is an MP)
eastern seaboard) legitimate business
(real estate, hotels)
Angkinan Clan Piya Angkinan, boss Phetburi, southern various Uses numerous hitmen
aka the Khaki Mob (because of (three of his relatives Thailand
army/police ties) are MPs)
Bangkok mafia Klaew Thanikul, boss Bangkok prostitution, drugs Murdered in 1991
(vacuum since)

 

TURKEY:

By @LSGDOTCOM (follow on Twitter)

THE HISTORY OF LONDON’S TURKISH GANG FEUD

turkkurdflagsThe families that make up the Turkish and Kurdish criminal organisations of London have imported thousands of kilos of heroin into the United Kingdom during the last three decades. During which time they have made links with top British and Irish criminals; Albanian people-trafficking networks; Chinese Snakehead gangs and street gangs in Hackney and Haringey. They have been responsible for at least 25 murders, the majority of which are unsolved, and have harboured some of the world’s largest drug traffickers. Their involvement in extortion and protection rackets; human and contraband smuggling; and the availability of firearms is why they are seen as London’s most dangerous mafia. But they do not reflect the law-abiding majority of Turks and Kurds living in the UK.

Introduction

There are three groups of people from the transcontinental country of Turkey currently present in the north east London boroughs of Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest: Turkish; Turkish Cypriot; and Kurdish. In total there are an estimated 220,000. The vast majority have no involvement in crime or violence. The first to come to London were the Turkish Cypriots who began settling in London from the late 1940s, next were Turkish mainlanders arriving largely during the 1960s and 1970s, with a second wave in the 1980s. The Kurdish population came last during the 1980s and 1990s. Many European countries trace the arrival of organised criminals from Turkey to the late 1980s.

Early Murders

The authorities did not become involved or publicly acknowledge criminality within the Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Kurdish communities of north east London until murders began to occur. In March 1994 a 33-year-old Kurdish businessman was told by a close friend: “Get out of London, go abroad, go anywhere”.

“Wherever I go, they will find me,” he replied.

Two days later they did.

Mehmet Kaygusuz, 33, from Wood Green, north London, was playing backgammon in a Turkish cafe in Mildmay Park, Islington. A man entered and shot him dead with a handgun. Kaygusuz was a familiar face in the cafes and social clubs of the Green Lanes area of north London. Some local people believed Kaygusuz had been pressured from unknown sources who were demanding ‘protection’ payments from his business, whilst others suggested he was a member of the left-wing Dev Sol, who had switched to the Kurdish nationalist PKK and was involved in drug trafficking and smuggling immigrants.

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The following year, the body of Hassan Bilgi, 46, a Turkish Cypriot, was found with gunshot wounds dumped in a field in Kent. Police believed the flamboyant Bilgi was a heroin dealer and had several theories about how the London-based criminal ended up in a field near High Halstow, including the possibility that he was driven there at gunpoint from his home on the Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke, south east London. Detectives interviewed more than 2,000 people regarding the murder without ever penetrating the wall of silence surrounding his death.

Another Turkish victim discovered outside of London the same year as Bilgi was Mustafa Zarif Ali. The 32-year-old’s body was exhumed following its discovery in a shallow grave on the outskirts of Essenden village in Hertfordshire in April 1996. Zarif came to London a year prior to the discovery, where he became well known in north London’s Turkish community. Police believed that he was introduced to his three killers after becoming involved in the heroin trade with a fourth man, Dervish Sehitoglu. Together Zarif, and his accused killers Mustafa Kuni, Arkin Izzigil and Tan Onbasi, resided on the Sandlings Estate in Wood Green, north London.

In the run up to Zarif’s body being unearthed Sehitoglu was found in control of 40 kilos of heroin and arrested by police officers. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, however, upon appeal, Sehitoglu’s sentence was reduced to eight years. In what is a rare occurrence amongst Turkish organised criminals, he also began talking to detectives. He told them Mustafa Kuni was “very big” in the heroin trade, conducting much of his business from a coffee shop in Philip Lane, Tottenham, north London. He went on to tell detectives that he had regularly handled as much as 250 kilos of heroin at a time with Kuni and that he was present when Zarif was murdered and his body dumped.

Sehitoglu became the chief prosecution witness in the murder trial, and maintained that while he was present at the murder, he was completely unaware the defendants had homicide on their minds. Without his evidence Kuni, Izzigil and Onbasi might never have been brought to trial. He placed the murder date at December 15, 1995, four months before the body was exhumed. Zarif was picked up in a car that evening on the pretence that they were going out for a meal. Instead, with Izzigil at the wheel and Zarif in the front passenger seat, they drove north when Kuni was seen to put some sort of wire around Zarif’s neck. Onbasi produced a gun as Izzigil stopped the car and Zarif was forced out and strangled until he was motionless. The shallow grave was already prepared. Putting forward a motive, Sehitoglu told the court that Zarif had made threats against Kuni and planned to rob him. Sehitoglu denied making the allegations to get his sentence further reduced.

Kuni moved to Northern Cyprus, beyond jurisdiction – the United Kingdom had no extradition treaty with Northern Cyprus. Meanwhile, Arkin Izzigil and Tan Onbasi were cleared of murder. Juries twice failed to reach a verdict following two expensive trials at the Old Bailey which required jurors to be given round the clock police protection. On the third occasion the Crown offered no evidence. It is unlikely that anyone will ever face justice for the murder of Zarif.

On September 16, 1996, Ahmet Cimen arrived in north London. Just 48-hours later his bullet-riddled body was found in a car park off Firs Lane in Winchmore Hill, north London. A group of three or four men were seen dragging the body from a vehicle whilst a 9mm firearm, believed to be the murder weapon, was recovered by police divers from the River Lea near Wharf Road, Ponders End, north London. Cimen was shot a number of times in the head in a metallic beige 7-series BMW which the killers attempted to burn. The Turkish businessman accused of plotting the contract killing later walked free from the Old Bailey after the case was abandoned.

It is understood that Cimen had travelled to London from his base in Amsterdam to collect a large drugs debt. On the night of his murder he had arranged a meeting with several people at a West End restaurant. He never arrived. Police believe that a contract killer was brought in from Turkey to carry out the murder. The decision to abandon the case followed a hearing where the judge in the case refused to allow public interest immunity certificates for certain witnesses, therefore the Crown offered no evidence at a pre-trial hearing.

The next killing took place when Bulent Giritli, 24, was lured to a cafe in Lordship Lane where he was shot twice in the head at close range in a yard at the back of the premises. The reported drug dealer had failed to meet a deadline payment of £54,000 for three kilos of heroin in a deal which was in partnership with criminals based in Glasgow. Giritli, who was based in London, had been working with Mustafa Sungur and two other Turkish men through his partner in Scotland. There was already previous ‘bad blood’ after a previous deal had gone wrong after Giritli had received drugs but had not paid.

Bulent Giritli was summoned to Glasgow and undertook to pay the £54,000. The trial heard Scottish gangster Paul Ferris, months before the murder, was paid by another Glasgow villain named Eric the Greek to come to London to recover £40,000 from Giritli for the previous debt. But Ferris was not able to recover the money for Eric the Greek because he could not track Giritli down. Sungur and his co-defendants gave a final deadline to Giritli when he was summoned to the Tottenham cafe, killing him when he was unable to pay. Sungur disposed of the Browning firearm, another pistol and a silence in the River Lea in Hackney Marshes, east London. Ferris, who was serving time for arms dealing by the time of trial, was forced to attend the proceedings after being called by the defendant’s barrister. Sungur was found guilty of murder whilst his two co-defendants were both acquitted.

The motives behind each of these killings highlight three areas of criminal activity that are particularly associated with Turkish organised crime – protection payments or racketeering, often known as revolutionary taxes under the guise of political militaries such as the Grey Wolves, Dev Sol and PKK, people smuggling and providing transport for illegal immigrants wishing to enter the United Kingdom and finally the international drugs trade, specialising in heroin trafficking.

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Revolutionary Taxes

Historically it has been believed that Turkish business owners in London have been subject to supposed “revolutionary taxes”, which in reality are protection or extortion rackets. In the early 1990s the Turkish Embassy in London began to forward complaints of extortion, made by the expatriate community in Britain, to Scotland Yard. Among the complaints were claims of intimidation among the Kurdish community by fundraisers from the PKK, or Kurdish Workers Party. The PKK’s British arm, the ERNK, or National Liberation Front of Kurdistan, was alleged to have generated £350,000 in 1992 from campaigns targeted within the Kurdish community in Islington and Hackney.

By 1993 the Metropolitan Police had set up a special unit to investigate complaints about protection rackets, blackmail and extortion of Turkish businesses. A later taskforce was set up with Scotland Yard, Customs, the Inland Revenue and the National Criminal Intelligence Service to investigate extortion and racketeering attributed to the PKK in London. Successful prosecutions for those accused of extorting Turkish business owners is rare. In one of the few cases to have reached court in the 1990’s three Turkish men were accused of multiple counts of blackmail against a shop owner on Stoke Newington Road, north London. The three were accused of trying to extort money, a threatened sum of £100 per week, from a shoe shop owner while selling magazines which supported the PKK/Dev Sol.

The businessman claimed he, and other prominent business owners of north London’s Turkish community, were subject to blackmail demands after refusing to buy the magazines. He told the court that he was told: “You have to buy the magazines whether you like it or not. No-one can refuse to buy them. If necessary we will collect money as well. £100 a week.” Each of the co-accused were acquitted on all counts of blackmail in 1994.

In 2002 a survey of shopkeepers and business owners, compiled by the Halkevi Community Centre, found 65% were paying protection money to racketeers. Yasar Ismailoglu, co-ordinator of the Halkevi Community Centre, Stoke Newington, commenting said at the time: “Too many shopkeepers are being threatened for protection money and too many people are afraid of the gangs.” The survey carried out questioned 200 Turkish and Kurdish businesses in London with some reportedly being extorted as much as £10,000 per year. It was further reported that one man in Enfield had his fingers slashed with a knife, warning that they would be cut off, but said he and his business could be protected for £90,000.

Many of the affected businesses were in busy thoroughfares such as Green Lanes (spanning Stoke Newington, Harringay and Palmers Green) and the A10/A1010 which run through north London as Kingsland Road, Stoke Newington High Road, Tottenham High Road, Fore Street and Hertford Road.

Concealing themselves among the law-abiding businesses there are numerous cafes and social clubs that are utilised by Turkish criminals for business meetings. Often these cafes and social clubs are little more than a few tables for which to sit at and partake in illegal gambling, stocking alcohol and cigarettes for sale. Although many are reportedly raided for drugs, the likelihood is that nothing of the sort is found here because it is the meeting place of senior figures within the underworld to discuss business. Nearby however there are no doubt reluctant businesses that are being used in the most profitable form of criminal activity undertaken by Turkish organised crime groups, these premises are known as a kula- a storage place for drugs, most commonly heroin.

Heroin godfathers

Long before the murders criminals from the transcontinental country of Turkey had been quietly importing brown heroin from the Golden Crescent of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. It is transported to the UK via the Balkan route, which consists of long rural roads with none other than the odd service station and cafe, almost impossible to patrol. Heavy goods vehicles have always been the preferred method, with traffickers using even unsuspecting drivers from a host of countries to complete the journeys. In the UK lorry drivers with heroin concealed in their vehicles have come from places such as Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and of course the United Kingdom. Where drivers are aware of their load, the risk is sometimes shared across international borders. Such is the difficulty in monitoring the trafficking Interpol have for many years had an established Balkan Route Team.

In the UK the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) at one point estimated 80% of heroin entering Britain, based on seizures, was controlled by Turkish gang who had usurped a business that was until the 1980s very much controlled by Chinese, Pakistani and Indian criminals in the United Kingdom. The NCIS thought 20 criminal families within the Turkish communities controlled the heroin trade from bases in London, Merseyside, Manchester, Glasgow and Hull. In 1996 customs officers seized more than a ton (1,000kg) of heroin, with over a quarter of that seized in London.

The foremost Turkish drug trafficker in England was David Telliagaoglu, better known by his anglicised name David Telli. Before moving to the UK David Telli had been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years imprisonment in Germany for importing 2.3tons of cannabis there in 1977. After serving his time he came to reside in West Sussex, in the wealthy Angmering Lane area of East Preston, on the south coast of England where he continued to deal drugs on an international scale spanning Turkey, the UK and as far as the United States through an Armenian contact. He was behind a number of substantial importations of heroin along with right hand man Feridun Dogancioglu of Golders Green, north London.

Telli’s vast profits from the heroin trade were invested via Scottish and Northern Cypriot banks, leading to the Bank of England beginning an offensive against the numerous Turkish and Cypriot banks in England that they believed were being used for laundering drugs money. This led to the closure of the Cyprus Credit Bank in October 1996, owned by the Boyaci family, which is related to Rauf Denktash, then president of the (unrecognised) Turkish Cypriot Republic. He also put cash into massive property deals in exclusive areas of London, including Hampstead, Bishopgate and the City. His downfall began when the Armenian turned DEA (Drug’s Enforcement Agency) informer after being arrested in the US for conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

When the Armenian turned informer US law enforcers began communicating with British Customs officers. As a result of the Armenian’s information Customs were able to trace a £10m importation, concealed in the false bottom of a horse box. Initiating Operation Flotilla, officers tracked a Dutchman who had been hired to drive the cargo into England via Ramsgate. The haul was eventually driven to a garage behind a house in Mays Lane, Barnet, where customs swooped. They seized 90kg of high purity heroin. David Telli was sentenced to 25 years at Snaresbrook Crown Court, later reduced on appeal.

One of the earliest trials of heroin trafficking by Turkish criminals in north east London was heard at the Old Bailey in 1994, it concerned two men linked to the Tottenham Boys network, with the common Turkish surname of Ates, although detectives had only seized a relatively small amount of heroin from a safe house in north-west London – 8.8kg. Meanwhile, around the same time in the neighbouring area of Hackney, Customs & Excise had learnt of a consignment of heroin totalling 187kg that was headed for an address in Lea Bridge Road, Clapton. The target was Bozkurt Cevic who was a key player in heroin trafficking between Turkey and London who had organised the reception and storage of at least 11 consignments worth £22m between 1992 and 1994.

The heroin was transported by lorries from Turkey concealed within bales of cotton, rolls of knitted cotton cloth. On his final consignment, Cevic was under Customs surveillance upon arrival at Heathrow after coming off a flight from Istanbul. He booked into a luxury hotel in Hyde Park Square, it was on the same day that the consignment was arriving through Dover port after crossing the English Channel by ferry. His role in London was to organise the reception and storage in preparation for wholesale distribution. The jury convicted Cevic of conspiracy to import heroin and received a 20-year-sentence.

Another of London’s largest heroin trafficking networks was reportedly run by Taner Konakli and Faruk Koroglu, who were based in Hackney. They were later convicted. Two years later members of the same network from Hackney, including Yucel Konakli and former Turkey football international Gungor Tekin, were snared by an undercover Customs officer as part of another £7m heroin trafficking plot.

Gungor Tekin, who once played for Galatasary and the national side, was alleged to have headed the gang who smuggled 68kg of heroin through a Kent port. A Customs and Excise team discovered the heroin hidden in a secret compartment located under the floor of a minibus. Tekin, Yucel Konakli and two other men were followed from London to the Medway service station on the M2 where they were intercepted. During the case further evidence of cooperating among criminal communities was uncovered by European law enforcement agencies, with this particular hall involving those with links to Turkish, Bulgarian, Albanian and Czech criminals. Tekin was jailed for 23 years and Konakli for 18 years at Kingston Crown Court in 1998.

The next major traffickers to fall in north-east London were Muslum Simsek, who was alleged to have headed a professional and ruthless organisation with its distribution base in Wood Green, north London where the Kurdish Baybasin clan are dominant. Simsek, who based himself in a luxury flat in the London Docklands, was aided in his business by two compatriots, Ali Aksu of Bounds Green and Huseyin Kaynak of nearby Wood Green. Four months before seizing nearly 200kg of heroin brought into the country by Simsek’s network, customs officers began Operation Fletcher in a bid to smash the Kurdish gang and Simsek and Aksu were placed under surveillance. During surveillance the pair were tailed to an area near Vauxhall railway station. Here officers observed them removing packages from a special compartment concealed within a tour bus.

For operational reasons, the driver was allowed to pick up the tourists, who were from the Czech Republic, and travel back into Europe. It is thought that 50kg of drugs were delivered on this occasion (not included as part of the charge). Surveillance continued and Simsek and Aksu were later arrested by armed officers in possession of three black hold alls containing 66kg of heroin, whilst another 72kg was found in a vehicle owned by Aksu and 9kg at Kaynak’s address in Wood Green. On September 14, 1995, Czech coach driver Tomas Honz, from Liberec, was observed waiting with his bus at Westminster Abbey while a party of Czech teachers toured the site. When nobody turned up to collect the consignment he rounded up his passengers and drove back to Ramsgate where customs swooped.

Fifty kilos of heroin were recovered from a compartment concealed beneath one of the bus’ wheel arches. At the time, the 198.5kg haul was the second-largest ever seized in Britain. Judge Jeffrey, at Southwark Crown Court, told Muslum Simsek that he was an “active, enthusiastic and ruthless” participant in the conspiracy, as he was handed a 30 year sentence for conspiracy to import. Ali Aksu, who was the only defendant to plead guilty, was sentenced to 20 years, while Huseyin Kaynak was jailed for 24 years. Bus driver Tomas Honz received 26 years. Like Simsek, Selim Duzgun from nearby Tottenham, north London, was branded by the judge as ruthless having been found guilty of conspiracy to supply heroin the following month. Duzgun and an accomplice were caught with £515k worth of heroin and almost £2,000, some of which was in foreign currency including Deutschmarks. In Duzgun’s home police also recovered a Browning pistol with silencer, together with 25 rounds of ammunition.

In February 1998, two men allegedly linked to the Tottenham Boys proved they had no head for heights when they arrived at London’s Blackwall tunnel in an oversized lorry with a consignment of heroin. The 66kg load, worth an estimated £7.23m, was arranged via an Iranian trafficker based in Amsterdam and arrived at Dover on a ferry from Zeebrugge. Acting on a tip-off undercover Customs officers tailed the artic eventually into London. Reaching the Blackwall Tunnel, the lorry had blocked the northbound entrance to the busy Thames crossing, two of the gang tailing the lorry in a separate vehicle returned to see what was happening only to further block the southbound traffic.

Happy customs officer pounced to arrest the gang whilst motorists fumed at the gridlock, believed to be the worst for a Sunday afternoon in decades. The driver of the truck, 50-year-old Mustafa Karinca from Istanbul was convicted of smuggling and sentenced to 14-years whilst Turkish Cypriot Korkut Eris from Hornsey Road, Holloway, admitted the charge and was jailed for nine years. Feretin Eren of Edmonton, north London, who was a passenger in the lorry cab was acquitted after claiming that he had no idea what was going on. Iranian trafficker Hamid Shamsollahi was jailed for 18 years, found guilty of evading the prohibition on the importation.

The aforementioned Selim Duzgun from Tottenham, who was jailed for conspiracy to supply heroin in 1997, turned police informer and went on to help jail some of north London, and the United Kingdom’s, biggest drugs traffickers. Under the codename Norman Nice he provided officers at the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) with information on heroin and gave officers valuable insight into the London Turkish criminal community and their involvement in a global network of drugs, arms procurement and people smuggling. One of those he helped bring to justice was Mehmet Ebcin, a reputed powerful figure within the Turkish underworld, who was jailed for 14 years after Operation Ferdinand was set up to disrupt the heroin trade in north London.

Ebcin, alongside Abdurraham Gencer and Murat Ozturk, were each caught in a massive surveillance operation mounted by customs. The three were caught red-handed with £800,000 worth of pure heroin after investigators staked out Ozturk in Central Avenue, Edmonton, north London. All three were charged with one count of being knowingly concerned in carrying, harbouring, keeping, concealing or in any manner dealing with the intention of evading prohibition on or before March 20, 2002. The three were jailed for a combined total of 40 years. By this time, moving back to Hackney in east London, Taner Konakli and Faruk Koroglu who were jailed for importing heroin in 1995 were back on the scene but were soon to be snared again.

Taner Konakli and Faruk Koroglu and two other men were jailed for a total of 36 years in 2004, after they had been caught with wads of cash and high purity heroin worth more than £12million. Customs believed that Taner Konakli and his team were some of the biggest traders of heroin in London. The main men, Konakli and Koroglu, were sitting on a vast stash of 125kg, stored at an address near Hackney’s Kingshold Estate, and were delivering a package of ten kilos to accomplices Errol Williams and Ray Steer when they were all arrested. Judge Christopher Hardy told Ray Steer that he was “at the bottom of the chain, but drug dealers, of course, depend on couriers such as you, taking the risks” while Errol Williams was acting as a minder to Steer.

Faraok Koroglu was accused of being much further up the chain whilst Taner Konakli of Manor House was said by the judge to have been at the top of this particular chain, as he agreed in his interview, and was looking after and distributing, as directed, this particular consignment. Each were jailed for 14 years and 12 years at Southwark Crown Court in December 2004.

Each of these cases considered during the period covering 1994-2004 – excluding that of David Telli – are alleged to be linked to the two main organised groups in north east London, the Tottenham Boys and the Bombacilars.

An over-arching godfather, “reis” or “baba” (Turkish for the godfather or captain) has never been identified within the Tottenham Boys organisation. The Bombacilars, or Bombers, on the other hand are thought to be part of the Baybasin clan, headed by members of the Baybasin family, who as well as being involved in heroin trafficking, have also been linked another common activity of Turkish organised crime – people smuggling.

People Smuggling

What made the people smuggling operation linked to the Baybasin clan in London unique was that among those smuggled were VIP illegal immigrants – relatives of the Baybasins and members of their organisation. Organised by Mensur Hassan, who had previously been sentenced to five years for smuggling 20 immigrants at a time in vans, he began the operation soon after his early release from prison. Hassan claimed he was forced to set up the smuggling business by members of the Baybasin clan after being introduced via members of the Bombacilars whom he had met in Pentonville prison, north London. In 2004 he recruited confidence trickster Wyatt Anderson, who had 92 previous convictions under eight aliases, to use his six-passenger Piper Cherokee plane to ferry illegal immigrants from Europe to quiet airstrips around London.

Members of the gang staked out airstrips well in advance of any flight to make sure the cargo could be quickly dropped off without attracting any attention. They were known to have landed at Southwater near Horsham, West Sussex; Bourn in Cambridgeshire; Little Staughton, Bedfordshire; and Lamberhurst, Kent.

The immigrants were then driven to a café in Green Lanes, north London, where the cash was handed over and they were settled into the Turkish community. During his trial jurors were told that Mensur Hassan was forced to smuggle the immigrants into Britain to pay back a £150,000 debt owed to the Baybasin clan.

Both Hassan and Anderson used defence of duress. Hassan claimed he was told his family would be hurt and his wife raped in front of his eyes if he did not do their bidding. Anderson claimed Hassan had showed him photos of tortured and dead victims and refused to give evidence, relying on claims made by Hassan to back up his defence of duress. He refused to give evidence at the trial and appeared throughout wearing a neck brace and using a crutch to walk. He told police he had been assaulted by two men of Middle Eastern appearance.

The National Crime Squad finally intercepted the smuggling enterprise when gang members collected five immigrants at a grass field in Lamberhurst, Kent. Hassan was later jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to facilitate illegal entry to the UK, while Anderson was jailed for seven years.

The Gangs

At the highest level of the Turkish and Kurdish mafia are clan-based families with roots in the predominantly feudal societies of south east Turkey. These families are known by some as the heroin godfathers, international heroin traffickers at the top of worldwide networks. Heads of these families are scattered across the world, known by the surnames of Polat, Aksoy, Koylan, Yildirim, Kockaya and Baybasin – the latter with a notable presence in London.

In each country and major city across the globe there are Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Kurdish families with direct contact or access to these clans.

The families which make up the Tottenham Boys and Bombers in north east London for example are rarely spoken about collectively in the British media.

The NCIS and Metropolitan Police have previously estimated there to be around a dozen families operating in north east London. Many of those convicted or involved in crimes linked to the Tottenham Boys and the Bombers often share surnames such as Ates, Arslan, Eren, Armagan, Karakas, Konakli, Guven, Kitay, Canturk/Janturk and so on. But that is not to say that everyone with those names is a criminal.

Where heroin trafficking is concerned, those involved in criminal activity for groups such as the Tottenham Boys and the Bombers are responsible for regional distribution within the UK and Ireland and have been for many years. In August 1995 Yilmaz Kaya and Suleyman Ergun from London were observed by customs travelling frequently to Liverpool where they supplied infamous Merseyside traffickers such as John Haase and Paul Bennett with heroin. The four aforementioned were each jailed for up to 20 years for running a £15m heroin racket. In 2001 Erdinc Uckach from Stoke Newington, described as a senior figure at the London end, was tried in relation to a 27kg shipment of heroin which was destined for drug markets in Leeds and Birmingham, whilst a shipment around the same time recovered by the Irish Gardai had originated from a Turkish family in London.

The seized heroin was destined for the districts of Crumlin and Drimnagh in Dublin whereby a local feud between drug gangs had claimed 18 lives between 2000 and 2012. According to intelligence recieved by the Guardia Civil in Spain, Irish criminals Patrick Doyle and Frederick Thompson, from Crumlin, while in the Costa Del Sol had been warned by Turkish criminals that they would be murdered if they did not pay outstanding bills for a number of heroin shipments. The pair had been introduced to a Turkish family from London who had been supplying them with heroin imported from Afghanistan. Doyle was killed early shortly after the threat in 2008 whilst sat in his BMW X5 in Spain, ambushed by gunmen who fired over two dozen shots into his body from a machine pistol.

The most infamous family leading the way in the United Kingdom has been the Baybasin Clan, headed by heroin “Emperor” and long time Turkish baba Huseyin Baybasin, later replaced by his brother Abdullah Baybasin.

Frequently linked to the Baybasin clan in London have been the Kurdish Bulldogs from Wood Green, north London; and the Bombacilars (or Bombers) from Hackney, east London, who rival the Tottenham Boys.

While these three allegiances contain different families, at the bottom entry level where young men and teenagers have previously made their mark are the street gangs from which they are recruited. Street gangs within the Turkish and Kurdish community of north east London were once known under a variety of names such as the Rowdy Kurdz, Mad Turks, Snooker Boys, MIT.

Baybasin clan – The Emperor

In 1995 Interpol issues a warrant for the arrest of Huseyin Baybasin at the request of the Republic of Turkey.

huseyinIt followed extensive interviews in which Huseyin had told the Turkish media the Turkish state at its highest level was actively involved in the trafficking of drugs and the murder of political opponents. He claimed high-ranking officials, including Turkish consulates abroad, were involved in organised crime. The Turkish state rubbished his claims but suspicions of a “deep state” were almost confirmed a year later when a car crashed in the town of Sursurluk. Inside the vehicle there was a senior chief of police, a prominent politician and a wanted assassin with a history of involvement in organised crime. The crash revealed the telling associations between state officials and organised criminals in Turkey. http://oraclesyndicate.twoday.net/stories/3213126/

Huseyin Baybasin was born in June 1956 in south east Turkey in the settlement of Lice. Lice is a Kurdish area and is also the birthplace of the PKK, it also happens to fall within the smuggling province of Diyarbakir, one of the least developed areas of Turkey. Huseyin was from a large family of which many members were known to police. In one clash with police, over smuggling issues, the brother of Huseyin was killed and his uncle was seriously wounded. His early smuggling and contraband career began with selling roses and paprikas to the wealthier residents; he eventually went on to become a street trader in his spare time after school. Although his sales at this time were not illegal items, they had come from neighbouring Syria, and bringing in items across the border was prohibited.

Leaving home at the age of 17, Huseyin moved to Istanbul where he began work in the cigarette smuggling industry. The cigarette industry was almost entirely under the control of organised criminals in Turkey. He began to diversify and ventured into a range of different products which earned him the nickname Spider, because he had a hand in everything. During an interview, with criminologists Frank Bovenkerk and Yucel Yesilgoz, Huseyin said that he and his associates were aided in their activities by corrupt police and government officials – the headquarters of many dealings was the Marmara cafe, Istanbul.

Huseyin eventually landed up in a military prison in Edirne, which sits on the main route to Europe close to the border with Bulgaria. While here in 1977 he first learned about heroin smuggling to Germany. After being released from prison, Huseyin and his friends set up a travel agency in 1981 with a 28 coach fleet. This was no ordinary travel agency, it was a front to disguise the transportation of heroin into Belgium, Germany, Holland and the UK.

While building his network throughout Europe Huseyin began to identify more as a Kurd, his understandings of politics increased and he started to support financially the struggle of the Kurdish people.

Before Huseyin Baybasin became infamously known as the Emperor, he had spent five years in an English prison under the false name of Nejdet Yilmaz. Whilst in prison in England he was visited by Turkish authorities, aware of his true identity, who negotiated his release in exchange for a British convict who was being held in Turkey.

Europe’s answer to Pablo Escobar, he became to heroin what the Colombian was to cocaine. In 1992 one of Huseyin’s shipments, a 3,000kg base of morphine was lost when a ship called the Kismetin 1 sank in the Mediterranean.

Eventually, almost 10 years later and after much heroin trafficking, the Emperor was jailed for life in Holland in July 2002. By this time his family had established themselves and their base in London, with several key figures within the Baybasin clan including his brothers Sirin, Mehmet and Abdullah moving into the leafy suburb of Barnet in north London.

While in London the Baybasins began to cultivate a property empire, including several residential mansions around Edgware, car sales businesses and even a retirement home for policemen in Hove, Sussex. Further to this he owned hotels in Istanbul and a factory in his hometown of Lice.

Huseyin eventually agreed to tell customs investigators what he knew about the involvement of senior Turkish politicians and officials in the international heroin trade. Subsequently his family were encouraged, and even aided in their travel, by customs to come to the UK. A deal brokered between Huseyin Baybasin and Customs and Excise was disclosed during the trial of his brother Abdullah in 2004.

Kurdish Bulldogs

Kurdish Bulldogs was the name of an organisation which fell under the control of the Baybasin clan. They are located around Green Lanes in Harringay, north London. In 2002 violence flared between the Kurdish Bulldogs and supporters of the PKK (restyled as Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress, KADEK) in Green Lanes. Known as The Battle of Green Lanes, it was thought that business owners were unhappy at paying revolutionary taxes, which were simply lining the pockets of the Baybasin clan.

Following the battle, which involved over 40 people and left three men with gunshot wounds, a Turkish- and Kurdish-speaking police taskforce was assigned to monitor criminal activity in the area. In the typical public reassurance display of strength 500 police officers carried out a series of co-ordinated raids in Green Lanes a couple of months later.

The police activity in January 2003 raided 15 addresses including homes, businesses, gambling dens, cafes and a fruit stall, all of which were linked to the Baybasin clan.

Various media reports quoting police detectives described the Baybasin clan as one of the biggest organised crime groups in Britain, and as the kingpins of the international heroin trafficking trade.

Guns, drugs and £13,000 were recovered from one address, while two members of the Baybasins were arrested at a£1m family home in tree-lined Dukes Avenue, Edgware.

Simultaneously at a cafe in Wood Green police entered an illegal gambling den where they were attacked by a man brandishing a two-foot metal kebab skewer. At the cafe a taser gun, cocaine, and £3,000 concealed inside a pool table were recovered. During the three month operation, codenamed Narita, there were a total of 300 arrests.

One of the most disturbing finds of Operation Narita’s successor operation, Operation Tiller, was a torture chamber located in a scruffy bedsit off Green Lanes and protected by a heavily fortified front door.

It was so well protected that officers had to cut a hole through the wall in order break down the two metal gates and smash the windows to gain entry. Detectives were of the belief that the address was used by enforcers to discipline local businessmen who refused to pay protection money but more commonly to settle drug debts.

In one room there were two large metal hooks fixed to the ceiling, lengths of thick electric cable were used to suspend victims from them. In a nearby flat police found machetes, loaded handguns, drugs, counterfeit money and equipment that was used for forging passports. The current status of the Kurdish Bulldogs is unknown, but they are believed to have been superceded by the Bombers.

Bombers/Bombacilar

Bombacilar translates from Turkish to English as Bombers. The Bombacilar are located throughout north east London, although most commonly found within the London Borough of Hackney.

This faction of the Baybasin clan is said to have acquired a reputation for their ruthlessness as enforcers and intimidators of the Kurdish community in north east London, largely through extortion and protection rackets. The extent of revolutionary taxing is largely unknown in London, reports to authorities are rare and certainly few and far between reach the courts. More commonly people smuggling, drug trafficking and serious violence are the most reported activities of the Bombacilar.

Following the imprisonment of Huseyin Baybasin and after the Battle of Green Lanes, Abdullah Baybasin, with the Bombacilar as his workforce, took over his brothers heroin empire. Nicknamed Apo – Uncle – which is also an alias of Abdullah Ocalan who founded the PKK, he went on to head drugs, smuggling and extortion activities from his wheelchair (Abdullah Baybasin was left disabled after being hit by a bullet in a gunfight during a drug deal gone wrong in Amsterdam in the 1990s).

Abdullah Baybasin controlled the organisation from the rear of a shop in Harringay which he would visit twice a week to give orders. A surveillance operation by the National Crime Squad managed to bug the shop with a camera and microphones in order to record discussions between Abdullah and his subordinates.

Footage also captured the moment when an errant member of the gang was stripped, beaten and threatened with the removal of his penis by machete. A host of criminal conspiracies were recorded, they included plans for petrol-bomb attacks on shops that would not pay protection. Unbeknown to law enforcement investigators, Customs and Excise were actively helping members of the Baybasin family enter Britain because he and his brother Huseyin had cooperated with them.

Viewers of the recorded footage likened the tapes to watching scenes from the Godfather movie. One spectator commented that people were clearly in awe of Abdullah and would enter the room of the cafe, kiss his hand, and then retreat as he spoke in a whisper to one of his aides.

In 2003 three members of the Bombacilar, acting on behalf of Baybasin, were charged with bringing 200kg worth of heroin, with an estimated street value of £20m, into the UK.

Arrests were made after customs officers, joined by colleagues from the Flying Squad and CO19, discovered the drugs at a warehouse in east London. The heroin was hidden within a consignment of clothing which had been imported from Germany.

Those arrested were from the Kingsmead estate in Hackney and Green Lanes in Harringay. A further operation a year later set up by police to tackle the Bombacilar, known as Operation Lacoste, involved 400 police officers. A series of coordinated raids on suspected dealing premises, including cafes, shops and a snooker hall, led to 15 arrests. The two part operation intercepted 50 stun guns and 38 imitation firearms, as well as seizing quantities of heroin and cannabis.

By 2006 the surveillance had paid off. Abdullah Baybasin conceded to submitting a guilty plea for extortion at Woolwich Crown Court whereby the judge told seven members of his gang, who were jailed for between five and seven years, that they were part of “an extortion racket, a mafia like operation, run by Abdullah Baybasin. It was a racket run against your countrymen, Kurds and Turks, experiencing their terrified helplessness in the face of this organised gang”.

Despite being found guilty in the trial Abudullah was accepted as a genuine refugee and granted political asylum in the UK, accepting that his own life was under threat back home as a result of his supergrass brother Huseyin naming corrupt Turkish politicians.

Evidence and surveillance revealed how the Bombacilars exploited the businesses of their countrymen, taking fees or a percentage from debts collected in respect of the sale or lease of property or from money lent by the leader of the gang.

Each defendant pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit blackmail, one count of conspiracy to commit arson and others pleaded guilty to various counts of wounding with intent, possession of firearms and possession with intent to supply drugs.

Those found guilty or brought to trial included Rifat Dincer, Erdal Ozmen, Irfan Comooglu, Engin Gundiz, Etem Gezen, Mehmet Aziz Karatas, Sait Yuzen, Ibrahim Kadir Aslan, Sinan Batall Gul, Abdullah Baybasin and Ruknettin Basbaydar.

Baybasin was referred to as the leader of the Bombacilars and Basbaydar was second in command. It was no secret that Abdullah was in charge, he featured in an episode of Ross Kemp On Gangs and openly bragged of involvement in the heroin trade. It was established that Yusen and Karatas were fairly senior whilst Comooglu, Gezen and Gul were high ranking enforcers.

Following in his brother’s footsteps, it was alleged that Abdullah Baybasin informed on other traffickers linked to his organisation, including Recep Yilmaz and David Powell.

At his trial it was said David Powell – known as the “Transport Guy” – used his legitimate freight business to move huge shipments of heroin across the English Channel for profits of £100,000 per week. The prosecution applied for the trial to be held without a jury over fears that they could be vulnerable to intimidation or bribery.

Recep Yilmaz pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and was jailed for 18 years. David Powell was jailed for 17 years in 2008 having been convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, having already served four years and 300 days in custody from a trial dating back to 2004.

Police had bugged the luxury fleet of cars of Recep Yilmaz. Yilmaz owned a legitimate car showroom business on Wood Green High Road, Eaglespeed. A shootout took place here in 2001 after Albanian criminals were believed to have been trying to muscle in on the heroin trade. At the scene police recovered a .45 Magnum, complete with hollowed out bullets, and 31 spent cartridges.

Some people believe that the Tottenham Boys are allied with the Albanian mafia in north London and enemies of the Bombacilars and Baybasin clan, although this is not confirmed.

Since at least 2003 the Bombacilar have been engaged in a tit-for-tat war with the Tottenham Boys, this has involved a handful of families on each side of the two organisations.

During the feud between the Bombacilar and the Tottenham Boys there have been a number of murders, some of which have been carried out, or have involved, members of local street gangs.

Within both Hackney and Haringey there are a number of street gangs, some of which have been involved in the mid-lower level distribution of heroin which has been trafficked by organised Turkish criminals.

Street gangs in Hackney which have had individuals positively confirmed as being in association with the Bombacilars include A-Road (Amhurst Road); Kingshold/KOB; Lordship/LORD; Manor House Boys; and Soldiers of Shakespeare.

Tottenham Boys

The Tottenham Boys are a Turkish organised crime group who are situated throughout north east London, including Tottenham, Edmonton, Enfield, Islington and Walthamstow.

The organisation is believed to be made up of different families at the highest levels, whilst in the past there have been street based groups which aided with the recruitment of proven members outside of the main families.

These youth wings were once known by names such as Angry Turks, Istanbul Youth, Selby, Snooker Boys, Tottenham Turks, White Hart Lane Turks and so on. It is unknown whether or not the youth wings still have recognisable names; however, they are still present in numerous areas of Enfield and Haringey in particular.

Whilst the organised crime group has been active since the 1990s, it was not until 2002 that it was officially recognised in the media when a Kurdish community leader told reporters that there were three main groups in north east London: “They are the Bombacilars gang from Hackney, with about 120 members; the Tottenham Boys, from Tottenham, with around 70 members; and the Kurdish Bulldogs, with about 60 to 70 members, from Wood Green.”

In common with the Bombacilar, the Tottenham Boys have been involved in the heroin trade and later cannabis, however, there is little available reliable information to suggest that they are involved in revolutionary taxing like their rivals.

Drugs appear to be their main trade as well as robbery and taxing. In 2005 armed police raided the believed headquarters of the Tottenham Boys, a cafe in Hornsey Road, Islington, north London. The raid was part of Operation Berryville.

Operation Berryville was a four-week investigation focusing on a string of violent armed robberies committed by members of the Tottenham Boys. At least 15 armed robberies had been reported to police whereby members of the gang brandished handguns and swords as they targeted snooker halls, internet cafes and brothels. It was not the first time members of the organisation had been arrested, but previous prosecutions of the men had failed because of witness intimidation. Police said that the activities of the Tottenham Boys spread as far as northern Turkey and Cyprus and that they considered themselves as “untouchable”. While guns, drugs and ammunition were seized at the cafe prosecutions again failed.

Since at least 2003 the Tottenham Boys have been in rivalry with the Bombacilar, engaging in tit-for-tat violence which has resulted in a number of shootings and homicides in north east London. This has occurred in cycles with peaks in violence notable in 2007, 2009 and 2012-13. During this period the gang has continued to be involved in the drugs trade, violence and intimidation for financial gain and firearms. One case relating to the distribution of cannabis in east London saw five members, or associates, of the Tottenham Boys brought to trial for the conspiracy. They were Rudi Silveira, Kaan Erdogan, Izzet Eren, Bayram Eren and Ozcan Eren.

The conspiracy ran over a 10 month period in 2009-10 when Izzet and Ozcan leased two shop premises, the E17 Club in St James Street, Walthamstow, and the Istanbul Social Club in Gants Hill. These were fronts for retail premises from which cannabis was sold, complete with CCTV, steel doors and hatches for protection. Cannabis was sold to the public from these premises seven days a week, 12 hours a day. Each shop was calculated to have earned £12,000 per week (£1.3m per annum).

The judge accepted that Izzet Eren was the head of the conspiracy and Ozcan Eren was his right hand man. A search warrant was executed at the E17 Club in August 2009 and 206 sealed bags of cannabis containing 276grams of skunk cannabis were found. The Erens accepted they were the leaseholders but denied all knowledge of the drugs and was bailed.

Eight days later a second search was conducted at the premise. A car park outside the club was found to have 51 bags of cannabis wedged into its wheel arch. Three days later Izzet’s home address was searched and £27,930 in cash was found, displaying traces of THC – the active ingredient of cannabis. At the Istanbul Social Club, undercover officers bought cannabis on a number of occasions.

During one period of surveillance, of 6 hours, 84 people were observed entering and leaving the club after a very short length of time. In November 2009 Izzet Eren, the leaseholder, was in prison on unrelated matters and Ozcan Eren returned from a trip to Turkey to carry on running the two premises. A further search of a flat in Walthamstow uncovered 1.7kg of cannabis with Ozcan and Bayram Eren’s fingerprints.

Each person in the conspiracy was sentenced to between 2 and 8 years in July 2010. Appeals to have their sentences reduced were refused in February 2012 before Lord Justice Richards.

In 2010 and 2011 three members, or associates, of the Tottenham Boys were handed Anti-Social Behaviour Orders granted by Haringey Magistrates. The first was granted against Kemal Eren who was hit with the wide ranging ASBO which linked him to possession of cannabis, public disorder, and attempted arson. He was banned from associating with 17 named people, from threatening or intimidating people, and from entering a designated area of Tottenham. Kemal Eren, sometimes known by the nickname Parmaksiz (No Fingers), was described as a prominent gang figure in north London, even referred to as a gang leader.

An associate of Kemal Eren, also described as an active and influential gang member, was also banned from most of Tottenham including every William Hill betting shop in the London Borough of Haringey. Police told magistrates that Omar Murat was a key member of a gang involved in drugs and violence. A similar ASBO to that of Kemal, his order stops him associating with 19 named people and from entering parts of Tottenham. The interim ASBO had already been breached by Murat when he was caught with someone he had been banned associating with.

Street Gangs

Longstanding street gangs in north east London have become increasingly involved with the Turkish and Kurdish organised crime groups. Organised crime groups such as the Bombacilar and Tottenham Boys have continually distanced themselves from the output of drugs at the lowest levels of the drug market – the exception being younger future recruits of the organisations, who increasingly are British born second and third generation and have grown up amongst the street gangs, who act as middle men. One of those alleged middle men was Erkan Konakli, known affectionately as Erks. In 2003 he was shot in the back after being lured to a flat used by suspected heroin dealer known as Sugar.

It was said that Sugar, who had links to the Soldiers of Shakespeare gang, had owed hundreds of pounds in drug money to Erkan Konakli. Other links between the Bombacilar in Hackney to street gangs have been confirmed with A-Road (Amhurst Road), Kingshold/KOB, Lordship/LORD, Manor House Boys and the aforementioned Soldiers of Shakespeare.

In north London, the Tottenham Boys have had established links with a succession of street gangs including the Tottenham Mandem/TMD, Broadwater Farm/BWF, Ida and Northumberland Park/NPK.

Members of Tottenham street gangs have been used or involved in high profile murder cases involving Turkish victims, including the killing of Gulistan Subasi in Clapton. In 2001 members of the TMD were brought to trial for their alleged involvement in the murder of Turkish drug dealer Oguzhin Ozdemir.

Oguzhin was kidnapped off the street after he claimed that he had lost heroin he received and could not refund the cash. His body was discovered on a north London riverbank with two bullets in his back and two in the back of his head. Four members of the TMD, including a figure called Stitcher who has close connections with the Tottenham Boys, admitted to kidnapping in July 2001, but no evidence was offered for the charge of murder.

CCTV cameras picked up Oguzhin’s BMW being driven to Walthamstow where it was dumped, a TMD member known as Mouse was convicted also in July 2001 for perverting the course of justice after setting fire to the vehicle.

Bridging the gap between the street gangs and organised crime are the likes of Ozgur Ozdemir. Ozgur, alleged to be a member of the A-Road gang, from Amhurst Road, was involved in a Wild-West-style shootout with rivals linked to another group called the Holly Street Boys.

Ozgur, riding pillion on a motorbike, opened fire on Sina Naroei, who returned shots at the scene in busy Kingsland Road in April 2010. Naroei was not hit, but another Holly Street boy was hit in the leg.

A few months later Ozgur was seriously injured after being blasted with a shotgun. Whilst both men were jailed indefinitely for their parts, Ozgur continued to run a major trafficking operation from behind bars. Ozgur ordered his lieutenants, brother Sefer Ozdemir and Cantekin Yilmaz, to obtain large quantities of class A drugs in east London.

In what is a common practice by urban street gangs involved in the drugs trade, the A-Road gang established ‘country lines’ – whereby markets are served in smaller peripheral towns and cities outside of London. London street gangs have established street dealing networks in numerous towns and cities across England, most predominantly East Anglia and the south coast.

Ozgur was arranging for drugs to be distributed to Hastings and Eastbourne in Sussex by phone from Pentonville prison in north London, Highpoint jail in Suffolk and HMP Onley in Warwickshire. Ozgur and Sefer Ozdemir and Cantekin Yilmaz were all sentenced in February 2013.

Feuds

Since the turn of the millennium there have been a number of violent feuds within the Turkish underworld of north east London, claiming the lives of at least 10 people and resulting in over 100 shooting incidents with over 30 recorded as occurring between the Bombacilar and Tottenham Boys in 2009 alone.

Over a 12 month period beginning in May 2000 there were three killings in Hackney. On May 25, 2000, Mehmet Adiguzel drove from his Waltham Abbey home to Clapton in east London. As he sat in a traffic jam in Brooke Road a masked gunman approached his vehicle and emptied six shots from a .38 revolver into his neck and face.

Prior to his death Adiguzel had alleged to have be involved in drug dealing, he was also described as a gambler who had been ‘down on his luck’. Furthermore, Adiguzel was a registered police informant.

On the day of his death he had been gambling at a café on Clarence Road. Main suspect Murat Over admitted shooting Adiguzel to his girlfriend three weeks later.

Over had previous convictions for witness intimidation and by the time of his trial he had been convicted of conspiracy to supply heroin. Murat Over was jailed for life, a clear motive was never established, however, it was widely reported that the row was over drugs territory. Less than a year later Hasan Mamali and his friend Sama Mustafa were both shot dead in Balmes Road. Whilst no motive has ever been put forward and the deaths remain unsolved, detectives believed that the pair were linked to the heroin trade.

While murder was the case in Hackney, a number of firearms incidents were also beginning to occur in neighbouring Haringey. In one case it was police officers who were fortunate not to have been on the receiving end. During the rush hour on Tottenham High Road police swooped on a vehicle containing three suspects and began a hard stop. The officers smashed the vehicles windows as they attempted to apprehend the wanted men.

The men inside ignored the police commands before Alirezar Bozadogan, who was sat in the front passenger seat, pulled out a gun and pointed it directly at an officer. He then proceeded to pull the trigger. Recognising the explosion of a gunshot, the officer and his colleagues dived for cover. No-one was injured and Bozadogan was allowed to walk away for a short-lived period of freedom.

A similar incident followed a few months later when police were threatened with a semi-automatic weapon and in July 2002 20 shots were fired close to Wood Green police station during a shootout. Police officers rushed to the scene where they recovered three firearms including a .45 Magnum.

Battle of Green Lanes

In the run up to the battle for Green Lanes the owner of the Dostlar Lokali, an eatery on Green Lanes, north London, had lost large amounts of money from gambling and had closed down the premise whilst he tried to find someone to take over the business.

Having refused an offer from his business partner, he instead accepted an offer of £25,000 from a member of the Baybasin family. In a twist of events the owner was then kidnapped on November 6, 2002, falsely imprisoned by his business partner unhappy at the Baybasin deal.

Then three days later members of the Baybasin street workforce, the Bombacilar, carried out an attack on the Shammas Abbas grocery store.

dostlarbbcThe Bombacilar were intimidating and extorting business owners on this stretch of Green Lanes for some time, or as described later running a protection racket with force.

This had been causing friction between the Bombacilar and the business owners, many who were PKK/KADEK loyalists. The acquisition of the Dostlar Lokali by the Baybasin Clan was not well received by many of those who worked in Green Lanes.

A throng of local businessmen and PKK loyalists decided to take matters into their own hands, and forming a 100-strong mob they ventured to the Dostlar Lokali.

Among the mob were Hassan Yavus and his son Veysel. They were irate that their relatives store had been attacked by the Bombacilar earlier that day.

The Yavus’ along with the rest of the mob rampaged through the Dostlar Lokali, smashing their way into the premise wielding kebab knives, sticks and polies. As the first wave of the mob smashed windows younger members of the Bombacilar fled.

One of the men present in the cafe was 43-year-old Alisan Dogan. He came to Britain in 1991, with his wife of 23-years, and his two children. On the day of his death he took his severely handicapped son to a local respite centre and spent the rest of the afternoon in the company of his family and friends.

He received a call about 1pm asking him to come and clean the carpets at the Doskar Lokali. He reluctantly accepted the job. While some of the men managed to fight their way free, Alisan Dogan was not so lucky, he suffered a wound from which he bled to death. Dogan had nothing to do with the feuding groups.

Veysel Yavus’ fingerprints were found on a knife stained with the blood of the dead man nearby and was later charged with murder. Veysel, a chef, said he would often carry knives when delivering food to the Dostlar Lokali, which doubled as a late night gambling den. He insisted that he had nothing to do with the killing and he was cleared of all charges.

He told the court: “The Baybasin are into drugs and guns and all that. They are a mafia family. The Bombacilar are another group who want to be the mafia. The Baybasins have a reputation for violence. Everyone is scared of them in the community. People are scared they might get shot and for their families and what might happen to them. I would not go up against them if I had trouble with them. I was beaten up by the Bombacilar but did not tell the police because I was scared for my business and my family.”

During the rampage a Kurdish man called Serdar Ozbek was accused of taking part in a firefight in which three men were shot. He denied three counts of attempted murder.

A number of years later Serdar Ozbek was cleared of ordering the murder of Gulistan Subasi, his ex-girlfriend. Guilstan Subasi was shot dead by 15-year-old hitman Santre Sanchez Gayle, a member of the Kensal Green Bloods gang in north west London, in March 2010. He had been recruited by middle men who were said to be linked to one of the north east London organised crime groups.

Bombacilar versus Tottenham Boys

The earliest recorded incidents of violence involving the Bombacilar and the Tottenham Boys dates back to September 2003. Bombacilar enforcer Etem Gezen was involved in a raid on a Turkish social club in north London. He discharged a firearm two or three times into the ceiling.

The purpose of the raid was to cause grievous bodily harm to those in the club. During this incident one man had his finger chopped off and another was treated for gunshot wounds. The following month on October 2, 2003 an attack was made in the vicinity of a petrol station in North London, in the course of which a large number of shots were fired.

Halil Ates was targeted and injured by members of the Bombacilars, including Erdal Ozmen and Kadir Aslan who were recognised at the scene. The following evening a further attack was planned against an off-licence owned by the parents of Haili Ates. Three members of the Bombacilars had gone to attack the premise with a petrol bomb although for reasons unknown they did not carry out the attack.

A few months after the shooting a pre-arranged meeting took place between members of the two gangs at Lidl car park in Edmonton, north London.

During the meet the conversation became heated and men in a silver Mercedes fired shots at rivals who were sat in a blue Vauxhall Vectra. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Lincoln Road, Ponders End, Enfield.

For whatever reason this particular feud did not escalate, perhaps it was the sheer number of arrests during targeted work police against the Baybasin’s, Bombacilars and Tottenham Boys throughout 2004 and 2005, although it was not until early in 2006 that many of those involved were sentenced.

Over a dozen members of the Baybasin clan and associated Bombacilar were jailed early in 2006, including the aforementioned Erdal Ozmen and Etem Gezen.

A renewed bout of violence between the Tottenham Boys and the Bombacilars however was already underway at this point. On January 1, 2006, Gurkan Kan, a DJ working at Eyes Bar in Hackney, along with Zeynel Tasdelen and Yilmaz Tasdelen were all attacked for refusing entry to a group of eight men. Gurkan Kan was stabbed with a dagger.

The victims had friends and associates who are part of the Tottenham Boys organisation, whilst the suspects were alleged to be part of the Bombacilar. One of those alleged to have been part of the eight man gang refused entry was Erdal Armagan, the motive for the attack was punishment for being barred from the New Years Eve party.

Erdal Armagan denied the attempted murder of Kan, who had to be resuscitated by paramedics at the scene, and also denied an alternative count of wounding with intent to cause GBH. He walked free from court after the judge directed the jury to find him not guilty of both charges. He agreed with Armagan’s lawyers that there was no case to answer due to insufficient evidence.

A few months later a Turkish gang member was dragged from his car by police officers after trying to pull a loaded gun on them in Hackney, east London. Incidents again went quiet throughout 2007 and 2008, during this time London saw an unprecedented spike in teenage homicides.

Early in 2009 rivalry tension arose again between the Tottenham Boys and Bombacilar. An interpersonal dispute began with Kemal Armagan, a Bombacilar, and Mehmet Senpalit, a Tottenham Boy, in January 2009 at the Manor Club in Finsbury Park, north London.

A large fight occurred during which bottles were used, punches thrown and Kemal Armagan was the principal victim.

He was badly injured, angry and worse still publicly humiliated. He threatened to kill those who attacked him blaming the Tottenham Boys, and in particular Mehmet Senpalit. He refused to answer questions posed by the police, implying that he would sort things out himself.

Shortly after the incident at the Manor Club incident it was alleged that members of the Bombacilar terrorised a mini-cab office in north London which was under control of the Tottenham Boys, firing shots and robbing the staff.

It continued when another shooting took place in Clapton directed against Armagan family interests. Shortly after this shooting, Kemal Armagan was believed to have started to organise his revenge, and made telephone contact with Michael James. James was a small time lone criminal who had previously dealt cannabis on behalf of Kemal.

Before the revenge plan materialised there were more tit-for-tat incidents. The Bombacilar made an attack on a social club in Thane Villas, Holloway – a venue attended by the Tottenham Boys.

Then on February 21, members of the Tottenham Boys tried to burn down a Bombacilar haunt called the Mosaic Club. On March 8, Kemal Armagan’s brother Ali was shot and injured, along with fellow Bombacilar Kenan Aydogdu. Finally at 10:40pm on March 22, 2009, 50-year-old Ahmet Paytak received a fatal gunshot wound to the stomach at Euro Food and Wines in Hornsey Road, Holloway, north London.

The two-man hit team were at Euro Food and Wines to kill Mehmet Senpalit, who it was thought owned the shop, however, at the time of the shooting innocent Ahmet Paytak and his son were just getting ready to close for the night. As they were doing so a motorcycle pulled up onto the pavement, the pillion passenger, armed with a handgun, got off and first shot Ahmet Paytak, who was standing near the doorway. He then approached the doorway before firing further shots into the leg of Huseyin Paytak. Climbing back onto the motorcycle the shooter and rider sped off through a red traffic light as it fled down Seven Sisters Road.

The bike used was a red and black Benelli TNT 1130cc, of which there are only 112 registered in the United Kingdom of which eight were in London. The bike had been stolen from Camden on October 31, 2008, and was later recovered from the River Lea near South Tottenham. Michael James was arrested the following July after being linked to the bike.

He later admitted to being the driver, but claimed that he thought they were going to the premise to steal drugs and had no idea his passenger was armed. James was jailed for at least 30 years in November 2010. Ricardo Dwyer, the alleged gunman, was on trial for murder at the Old Bailey but jurors were unable to reach a verdict following deliberations spanning three days. In April 2013 the prosecution applied for a retrial.

Further shootings followed in the following months across north east London at Bulwer Road (Edmonton), Tariff Road (Tottenham), Seven Sisters Road (Finsbury), Bury Street (Edmonton), Green Street (Enfield), High Road (Tottenham), Lansdowne Road (Tottenham), Printon Mews (Redbridge) and Forest Road (Walthamstow).

One person in particular, Yusuf Arslan of the Tottenham Boys was becoming increasingly erratic, involved in several high profile incidents. Yusuf Arslan had twice previously been a victim of shootings in August 2007 and July 2009 at the Pound Shop in Tottenham.

On neither occasion did he want the police involved. In August 2009 a further shooting took place at the Pound Shop in Tottenham and the following month a friend of Yusuf Arslan, Izzet Eren, was shot. The Pound Shop in Tottenham was alleged to be a base for the Tottenham Boys.

By September 2009 Yusuf Arslan was in possession of an Agram sub machine gun and two days after his friend Izzet Eren was shot the Agram was discharged in Tottenham.

Nasir Demir and his friend Hamit Coban were driving a white rental van in Tottenham’s Lansdowne Road towards the High Road, when Arslan in a silver vehicle was travelling in the opposite direction. The car pulled in front of the van causing it to stop suddenly before Yusuf Arslan exited and fired four shots into the van. A fragment of one bullet was left in Demir’s arm.

Shell cases from the Agram were found at the scene, although the circumstances surrounding this particular shooting are unclear, although Arslan appealed that he was motivated by revenge for his friend Izzet Eren. The victims reported the incident to police at Stamford Hill.

On October 3, 2009, Oktay Erbasli was with his girlfriend and stepson when he was gunned down by a man on a high-powered motorbike as he sat at traffic lights in Tottenham, north London. Also present was his good friend Izzet Eren. Erbasli ran Tottenham’s Pound Shop and is thought to have been a member of the Tottenham Boys. It has been speculated that his killers were from the rival Bombacilars, with police believing that it was one in a series of shootings which had taken place throughout 2009. The killing currently remains unsolved. Two days later another young man was gunned down at a Turkish social club in Upper Clapton Road, east London.

Cem Duzgun was killed after being gunned down with a machine pistol outside the Clapton FC Club in east London. It has been speculated that the killing was perpetrated by a member of the Tottenham Boys, and other affiliated street gangs from the area, as a reprisal for the murder of Oktay Erbasli. Duzgun was not believed to be a gang member. Four alleged killers appeared at the Old Bailey on March 4, 2013, and will next appear for a case management hearing on June 6.

On December 8, 2009, at 11:38pm a cab driver attended an address in N18 for a fare to Tottenham High Road. Three males got in and directed the driver to take them to various locations, eventually going to a massage parlour in Hoe Street, Walthamstow, east London. He waited for them for twenty minutes and then was directed to take them to The Avenue in Tottenham.

Armed police had been following the car and a decision was made to stop the vehicle on Ferry Lane, the same location whereby armed police stopped Mark Duggan who was also travelling in a mini cab. A male in the front passenger seat threw a black bag over a large wooden fence, it was recovered and found to contain a modified Brocock revolver handgun loaded with live rounds. One of the occupants was Yusuf Arslan who was wearing body armour.

Arslan was later convicted of attempted murder and firearms offences. His behaviour was motivated by the shooting of his friend Izzet Eren and the murder of another friend, Oktay Erbasli. Yusuf Arslan told the prosecution that at the end of the day, he knew who had killed his friend, but did not known which one of the Bombacilar it was.

Following a significant amount of interest in the Tottenham Boys and Bombacilar feud throughout the media, and of course within law enforcement, the situation began to stabilise. Police briefly began deploying armed officers at checkpoints in north east London. Staffed with marksmen and automatic number plate recognition cameras, the points were to deter known criminals with guns moving through the area. Throughout 2010 and 2011 there was again a break period, just like there had been in 2004/05 and 2007/08. During these break period’s members of the gangs are busily involved in their core activities, namely the distribution and control of drugs, whether this be on a major or micro scale – from class A importation, down to cannabis cultivation and the establishment of country lines.

One alleged member of the Tottenham Boys had allegedly ventured into cannabis cultivation during 2010. He and two others were linked to the discovery of a cannabis factory at an address in Frome, Somerset.

Less than 12 months later Ali Armagan was murdered on Turnpike Lane in north London.

Ali Armagan was shot dead whilst sat in his Audi A8 in Turnpike Lane, he was hit by a bullet in the neck and bled to death at the scene at around 3:30pm on February 1,2012. Youngis Sagir and Ozan Toprak were charged with murder, and the attempted murder of the passenger. Also brought to trial were Suleyman Tonbul, his son Hasan Tonbul and Mehmet Senel. Kemal Eren, a leading figure within the Tottenham Boys, was suspected of plotting the murder of Armagan who was alleged to be the head of the Bombacilar.

The Tonbuls and Senel were alleged to have tipped off Kemal Eren as to the whereabouts of Ali Armagan on the day of the killing, just 51 minutes later he was shot and left for dead. The trio were initially charged with murder but prosecutors accepted pleas to a lesser charge of conspiracy to cause GBH. It was alleged that Yunis Sagir, Ozan Toprak and Kemal Eren were part of a masked hit squad that carried out the killing. Before the trial, Kemal Eren fled to Turkey where he was shot in attempted assassination and remains in a critical condition.

In March 2013 Sagir and Toprak were cleared of murder.

A renewed bout of violence began in April 2013 when Zafer Eren, alleged to be a leading figure within the Tottenham Boys, was ambushed and shot dead as he walked out of his gated home in Fontaine Court, Southgate, north London.

In a related shooting, a 20-year-old man was shot in a park in South Tottenham. Tottenham MP David Lammy said: “I am worried about what appears to be a serious resurgence of Turkish/Kurdish organised crime in London with the shootings in the last few weeks. This raises fears in the community of whom the vast majority are law abiding.”

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La Cosa Nostra:

Genovese family Vincent “The Chin” Gigante New York City Drugs, extortion, Jailed in 1997(despite
(run by Lucky Luciano boss, 70 loan-sharking, claiming to be insane)
in 1940s and 1950s) aka The Pyjama King pornography, labor union racketeering, restaurants, seafood distribution and vending machines. Got 12 yrs (in jail in Fort Worth, Texas)
(Joseph Valachi, the Liborio “Barney” Bellomo, 40 NYC ditto Jailed in 1997 for 10
first mafia informant, his second in command years (extortion)
was a Genovese)
(The largest NY family Dominick Cirillo, aged 76 (2006) NYC ditto Suffered a heart Jailed for 4 urs
with 250 made men) Quiet Dom, acting boss attack in 1998 in 2006
(Former boss Anthony
“Fat Tony” Salerno was Vincent Romano NYC ditto ?
jailed for 100 yrs in 1987
for being part of the Frank “The Fish” Fogliano NYC extortion Controls Fulton St
Mafia Commission, he fish market in NYC
died in jail in 1992, aged
76) Gennaro Langella, 47 NYC Drugs, extortion, Jailed in 1987 for cocaine
Second most powerful aka “Gerry Lang” smuggling racket (run
family in New York with Colombians)
Relatively low profile Louis Ferrara NYC Drugs, extortion, ditto
Barclay Farenga NYC Drugs, extortion ditto
Daniel Pagano, 43 NYC Drugs, racketeering Jailed in 1993 for
extorting millions from
Operation Daisy Chain>> Russian mafia (who
controlled black
market in petrol)
Anthony”Tony D”Palombo,46    NYC ditto ditto
Tino Fiumara, capo (head of New Jersey ditto On the lam for 5 years
Genovese’s NJ branch), 57 until arrest in April 1999
Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello NYC (Bronx) various rackets Busted in Dec 2001
(capo) (Rigoletto restaurant) in major FBI operation
Joseph Savarese, associate NYC rackets ditto
(including conspiracy to rob $6m payroll)
Anthony Cappanelli NYC ditto ditto
Joseph Dente Jr, capo NYC rackets ditto
Rosario “Ross” Gangi NYC extortion, bank fraud, ditto
embezzlement
Lawrence “Little Larry” Dentico NYC Jailed for 30 months for loansharking in 2006 (see Cirillo)
John “Johnny Sausage” Barbato NYC ditto
Anthony “Tico” Antico NYC Ditto (51 months)
Colombo family Carmine”The Snake”Persico NYC Narcotics, gambling, jailed in 1987 (aged 53) for
(was the Profaci family loan-sharking, cigarette 39 years for racketeering
until 1962 when Joe Colombo took over) smuggling, pornography,
(boss Salvatore Scarpa counterfeiting, hijacking,
was shot dead in 1987 Ralph Scopo, 57 (in 1987) NYC bankruptcy fraud. Jailed in 1987
by 5 masked gunmen) (Presdt of Concrete Workers’ Union)
There was a bloody
internal feud in 1991 btwn Victor “Little Vic” Orena NYC Survived assassination
Persico loyalist and attempt in 1991
Orena supporters
Alphonse Persico, Carmine’s NYC currently serving an 18- Acquitted of murder
It now has less than son, could be new boss month sentence issued & racketeering in
200 made men aka “Allie Boy in February 2000 for illegal 1994 (after coming out
gun possession in Miami. of jail in 1993).
Andrew Russo, cousin of NYC Convicted of obstructing
Persico (was acting boss) justice in Jan 1999
Carmine Sessa, hitman NYC turned pentiti got off scot free
for Orena
Frank Persico, stockbroker NYC Stock market fraud Arrested for
treasurer of Production Workers’ Local 400 securities fraud racketeering in April 2000
OPERATION UPTICK
Anthony Stropoli, soldier NYC controlled crews of ditto
stockbrokers thru violence
Sebastian Rametta,associate NYC RICO charges ditto
(took over sandwich company Ranch 1)
James Chickara, associate NYC RICO charges ditto
Daniel Persico, associate NYC arrested over stock fraud
Sep-00
Gambino family John “Dapper Don” Gotti, 60 NYC (also strong in Control Brooklyn docks, Jailed for life in 1992 Diagnosed with neck and mouth cancer in 2000 (given a year to live)
(was Albert Anastasia’s (now in Marion Federal Miami) NY truckers, garment for racketeering & murder of
gang until 1957) Penitentiary in Illinois), boss industry, meat & bread Paul Castellano in 1985
distribution, pornography
Less than 200 made men Frank Locascio, 59 narcotics, gambling, Also jailed in 1992
aka “Frankie Loc” and car theft (sold to (now in Terre Haute pentitentiary, Indiana)
Was most powerful outlets in Kuwait)
family in US in late ’80s
and early ’90s but was Sammy “The Bull” Gravano NYC (now Arizona) Turned pentiti and Joined Federal Witness
hit by Gotti’s conviction Gotti’s right hand man grassed up Gotti Protection Programme after serving 5 years
(relocated to Arizona
(Gotti’s mentor was but arrested in 2000 for drug dealing)
In 2002 he was jailed for 19 yrs for drug dealing
Aniello “Neil” Dellacroce)
He died of natural John Gambino, 53 (in 1994) NYC Murder & racketeering Jailed for 15 yrs in 1994
causes in 1986
Joe Gambino, 48 (in 1994) NYC ditto ditto
Tommy Gambino NYC ditto ditto
Nicky Corozzo, 52 NYC handles large quantities beat racketeering rap contender for boss
of stolen goods in 1987.Jailed in 1996 for 6 yrs
Giuseppe “Joe” Arcuri, 80 NYC contender for boss
underboss
“Joe Butch” Corrao, 55 NYC the usual contender for boss
acting boss since 1992 (restaurateur, Little Italy)
“Frankie Dap” Dapolito, 68 NYC union racketeering & ditto
freight hijacking at JFK
John Gotti Jr, 28, de facto NYC “No brain surgeon” Jailed in April 1999 In Raybrook jail
head (Gotti’s hot headed son for 6 yrs (extortion) in upstate NY (due out in 2004)
Peter Gotti, elder brother to NYC Racketeering/extortion Convicted of US Attorney Roslynn Mauskopf
the boss and former sanitation (tried to muscle in on racketeering in
worker, (acting boss), 63 in the film industry) March 2003 (Stephen
2003 Seagal testified against him)
Jailed for 25 years in July 2005
for ordering failed hit on Sammy Gravano
Richard V Gotti, another NYC Ditto Ditto
brother of John and Peter
Richard G Gotti, nephew NYC Ditto Ditto
Anthony “Sonny” Ciccone based in Manalapan, Ditto Ditto
68 (in 2003) New Jersey
Primo Cassarino, 46 Brooklyn Ditto Ditto
John “Jackie Nose” D’Amico NYC supposedly in charge of DeCalvacante family in NJ
capo
Carlos Vaccarezza, capo NYC
Joe “The German” Watts NYC Jailed in 1995
“Vinnie Aspirins” Conguisti Las Vegas Arrested in Oct 98
enforcer by FBI (enforcers
for Gambinos in
Anton “Angel of Mercy” Las Vegas Vegas sex industry)
Nelson, enforcer
Mario Stefano NYC/Vegas Arrested in 1998 on
his way to Vegas
Frederick “Uncle” Massaro, capo Miami bank and credit card fraud, extortion, obstruction of justice Arrested for these
loansharking charges and murder
Francis “Little Frankie” Ruggiero Miami of stripper Jade Smith
Charles P. Monico Miami
Julius P. Chiusano Miami
Anthony “Tony Pep” Trentacosta
Miami
Edward Garafola, soldier NYC arrested over stock fraud, Sep 00
Joseph Polito Sr, associate NYC ditto
Leonard Dimaria, capo NYC (Brooklyn) loansharking, gambling. head of “Canarsie Crew”
stolen property
Louis Scida, soldier NYC member, Canarsie Crew
Vincent Dragonetti NYC ditto
Frank “Jeep” Citriniti NYC ditto
Sal “Chicky” Cicarelli NYC ditto
Bonanno family Phil “Rusty” Rustelli, boss NYC, Newark and Drugs, pornography, Jailed in 1987
(did not have a seat until died in jail in 1991 Philadelphia pizza restaurants and (Pizza Connection)
on The Commission cafes, gambling and
for many years because Anthony “Bruno” Indelicato NYC Joker Poker machines ditto
their drug dealing was aged 38 (in 1987)
disapproved of, now do)
Salvatore Catalano, 45 Sicily Jailed in 1987 for Pizza
They are prospering Connection drugs ring
and getting bigger
but still have less than Joseph “Big Joey” Massino NYC part-owner of Casablanca Convicted in 1986 of controlling Teamsters Local 814
120 made men boss, 57 (lives in Howard Beach, restaurant in Maspeth, Queens
(started as a truck hijacker Queens) (also owns King Caterers,
(founded by Joe but rose up the ranks) which provides food for Now a free man
“Joe Bananas” Bonanno) (was allied to Rustelli faction) street vendors) (acquitted of murdering capos
now 95, retired, Arizona Alphonse (Sonny Red) Indelicato &
Philip Giaccone &
(were damaged by Dominick Trinchera in 1981
infiltration of FBI agent Was also the man who ordered the murder of Dominick Napolitano (the Al Pacino In Jan 2003 he was
Joe Pistone aka character in the film Donnie Brasco) charged with the
Donnie Brasco) murder of Napolitano
Due to go on trial in
(Rustelli took over after Apr-04
1979 murder of Carmine
Galante, in internal war Salvatore Vitale, brother-in- NYC also going on trial in Apr 04
law, underboss
Anthony “Tony Green” Urso NYC ditto
acting consigliere
Joseph “Joe C” Cammarano NYC ditto
acting underboss
Louis “Louie Ha Ha” Attanasio NYC ditto
former acting underboss
Robert “Bobby Ha Ha” Attanasio NYC ditto
capo
Generoso “Jimmy The General” NYC ditto
Barbieri, capo
Peter “Peter Rabbit” Calabrese NYC ditto
capo
Michael “Mickey Bats” Cardello NYC ditto
capo
Joseph “Joe Desi” Desimone NYC ditto
capo
Anthony “Anthony Black” Furino NYC ditto
capo
Robert Attanasio Jr, capo NYC ditto
Vito Rizzuto, soldier Montreal, Canada ditto
boss of Montreal Bonannos
Sandro Aiosa, soldier NYC ditto
Frank Ambrosino, soldier NYC ditto
Baldassare “Baldo” Amato, soldr NYC ditto
Anthony Basile, soldier NYC ditto
Peter “Petey Boxcars” Cosoleto NYC ditto
Joseph “Joe Shakes” DiStefano NYC ditto
Gino Gallestro, soldier NYC ditto
Stephen “Stevie Blue” Locurto NYC ditto
Anthony Navarra, soldier NYC ditto
Philip Navarra, soldier NYC ditto
John Palazzolo, soldier NYC ditto
Richard “Big Richie” Riccardi NYC ditto
Patrick “Patty Muscles” Romanello NYC ditto
Joseph Sabella, soldier NYC ditto
Michele “Mikey Boots” Sottile NYC ditto
Joseph Torre, soldier NYC ditto
Fabritzio DeFrancisci, 30, NYC Admitted murder and
running a crack cocaine ring
Joseph Benanti, 66, soldier NYC in South Brooklyn in 2000
capo Anthony Spero, 73, Miami (also runs Bath Avenue Indicted for murder
crew in Brooklyn)
Chris Paciello, associate South Beach, Miami Indicted for murder,
celebrity and friend of racketeering & burglary
Madonna
Frank Coppa Sr, capo NYC arrested over stock fraud Sep 00
Eugene Lombardo,associate NYC
Lucchese family Anthony “Tony Ducks” NYC Drug trafficking, gambling Jailed for life in 1987
badly affected by FBI Corallo, 73, then boss and Las Vegas loansharking, construction for racketeering
infiltration in 1980s garment industry
(1970s Lucchese boss Salvatore “Tom Mix” Santoro NYC Garbage disposal Also jailed
Paul Vario was ratted on 72, underboss racket
by Henry Hill, played by
Ray Liotta in the film Christopher Furnari, 62 NYC ditto
Goodfellas) aka “Christy Tick”,consigliere
Hill is in FWP
Has only about 70 Victor Amuso, 57, new boss NYC #100m window Jailed for life in 1991
made men replacement racket/ (now in Terre Haute prison, Indiana)
and is in increasing extortion/consp to murder
disarray caused by
numerous turncoats Anthony Accetturro, 48, Newark Acquitted in 1988 of
underboss (Hole In The Wall luncheonette) gambling & credit card fraud
Weakest of the
Five Families Michael Taccetta, 38 ditto ditto
Anthony “Gas Pipe” Casso NYC
Joe DeFede NYC admitted extortion in
Dec-98
Steve Crea, new boss NYC enterprise corruption arrested in Sept 2000
(in Rikers Island awaiting trial)
Al “Little Al” D’Arco,one-time NYC turned supergrass implicated Gotti Jr along
acting boss with snitch “Fat Dom”
Borghese
Eugene (Bubsie) Castelle, 40, underboss NYC (Bensonhurst) Extortion, loansharking Arrested in Nov 2000
Joseph (Joey Flowers) NYC (Bensonhurst) ditto and drugs trade ditto
Tangorra, 51, capo (based in flower shop) (conspiracy to murder)
(Castelle and Tangorra divvied up the drug trade with the Bonanno family’s Bath Avenue crew, led by Anthony Spero)
Joseph (JoJo) Truncale, 69 ditto (they murdered Victor
Filocamo in Oct 98, an
Scott Gervasi, 36, soldier ditto alleged informant)
John (Big John) Castellucci, 40, soldier ditto
Lester Ellis, 50, aka Zullo ditto (killed Henry Motta in
Mar 1992, over a debt)
Robert (the Vulture) Greenberg
29, aka Volturo, soldier ditto
Daniel Rizzo, soldier NYC
Joseph Datello, 48, soldier NYC President of Laborers’ Arrested over construction trade
Union, Local 20 (Manhattan) 2000
DeCavalcante family Giovanni (John) Riggi, 75 New Jersey Jailed in 1993 along with
small family boss most of the other leaders
(founded by Samuel (rules from jail)
DeCalvacante) John “Jackie Nose” D’Amico NJ Shot dead in 1992 after
was in rumours that he was gay
(supposedly the charge of DeCalvacante family
basis for The Sopranos) (answerable to Gambinos) loansharking, extortion etc
Girolamo “Jimmy” Palermo New Jersey Went on trial in 2003 for (took over from D’Amato)
another reputed boss conspiracy to kill along with Vinnie Palermo and Larry Schiro
Vincent Palermo, aka New Jersey Decided to testify In witness
“Vinnie Ocean” (arrested in 1999) against the mob in Apr 03 protection program
(the ‘real Tony Soprano’)
Larry Schiro, capo NJ
Charles “Big Ears” Majuri NJ
Philip Abramo, capo Tampa charged with stock fraud
Louis Consalvo, soldier Tampa ditto (Sept 2000)
James “Jimmy Easy” Saracco arrested in 2000 over
soldier New Jersey loansharking etc
Joe “Tin Ear” Sclafani, 63 (in 06) NJ
Stefano “Steve” Vitabile, 67 New Jersey Went on trial in Apr 03 (Manhattan
consigliere for 35 yrs accused of murdering gay federal court)
mobster John “Johnny
Boy” d’Amato
The Buffalo mob Stefano Maggadino, boss Buffalo, New York usual rackets (control died naturally in 1974
started in 1922 until 1974 Local 210 of the Laborers
union)
Salvatore Pieri, new boss, ditto died in 1987
ruled from 1974 until 1987
Joseph Todaro, current boss ditto have made moves to get now semi-retired
aka Lead Pipe Joe, 77 (semi-retired) into Las Vegas and living in Florida
see also LA Mob Joe Todaro Jr, underboss ditto (killed Herbie Blitzstein
53, (acting boss) in 1997)
Peter Caruso, 58 and his Las Vegas killed Blitzstein
brother Louis, 40
Steve Cino, 60 ditto ditto (in Black Book) jailed for 15 years
(joined LA Mob)
Tony DeLulio, 45 ditto ditto
Alfred Mauriello, 69 ditto ditto
Steve Mauriello, 44 ditto ditto supergrass
Joe DeLuca, 40 ditto ditto
Charles Librizzi, 53 ditto ditto
Robert Panaro Sr, 55 ditto ditto Convicted in 1998
aka “Bobby”
The Rochester Mob Thomas Didio, boss Rochester, NY War broke out in 1978 killed in 1978 war
founded in 1950s by between rival wings of
Stanley Valenti the family
Angelo Amico, new boss ditto RICO charges Jailed in 1987
55 in 1987 (jailed for 14 years)
Richard Marino ditto RICO charges & arson Now in jail (since 1984)
Rene Piccaretto ditto ditto ditto
Anthony Colombo ditto ditto ditto
Joe “The Hop” Rossi ditto ditto ditto (til 2008)
Robert Silveri ditto active
Joe Lodolce ditto active
Joe Trieste ditto active
Philadelphia Mob “Little Nicky” Scarfo, boss Philly Jailed for life in 1985 (murder)
He held onto power until ’91 for murder of “Frankie Flowers” D’Alfonso
John Stanfa, new boss Philly Convicted of narcotics offence
in 1994
Joseph Merlino, 37, aka ditto/Atlantic City (unpopular with Genovese) Indicted on federal Jailed for 14 years in 2001.
Skinny Joey, next boss (took over in 1994) (allied with Pagans racketeering charges Due for parole in 2011.
(led group of young “Turks”) motorcycle gang) in Dec 1999
(believed to have been behind bomb murder of Anthony Turra, father of the late Philly drug lord Louis Turra, an independent operator)
Ralph Natale, next boss ditto Jailed in 1998 for a Turned rat
turned rat parole violation
(his friend Ralph Turchi was killed to teach him a lesson)
Michael Ciancaglini, was acting ditto
boss (consigliere)
Joseph Ligambi, boss, 64 (in 07) ditto
Michael “Mikey Lance” Lancellotti ditto In 07 busted for running charged with consp
capo, 45 (in 2007) illegal £22m sports bet to promote gambling
operation in Atlantic City in 07
Anthony Nicodemo, 36, soldier ditto ditto ditto
Andrew Micali, 32, from Ventnor ditto ditto ditto plus money laundering
ringleader and criminal usury
Steven “Stevie Gongs” Casasanto ditto ditto promoting gambling
37 from Philly
NE Pennsylvania Mob Russell Bufalino, boss Scranton, Pittston and died in 1975
founded in 1908 by Wilkes-Barre
Santo Volpe. In 1959 Edward Sciandra, new boss ditto
boss Joseph Barbara
hosted the fateful William D’Elia, current boss ditto (helped to settle disputes
Appalachin meeting. He between the various
was succeeded by Philly factions)
Bufalino
The Pittsburgh Mob Michael Genovese (Vito Pittsburgh
founded by Stefano Genovese’s cousin), boss (moving into Cleveland
Monastero in 1920s since 1986 and Youngstown) (tried to extort money
(tried in vain to infiltrate from a Native American
steel unions in 1950s) Joe Pecora, underboss ditto casino in California) died in 1987
has 35 made men
Lenny Strollo, local boss Youngstown (also charged with charged with racketeering
murder of mob rival and illegal gambling in 2000
Lawrence Garolo Hubbard Ernie Biondillo in 1996) ditto
Joe & Mike Serrechio ditto ditto
Dante Strollo, brother? Canfield ditto
Peter Pacalo Sr and Jr Struthers ditto
Thomas Vigarino ditto ditto
Fred Demarco                       Austintown. ditto
Sam Vona                           Struthers; ditto
Joseph Diorio                       Lowellville; ditto
Anthony Chearno                 Youngstown; ditto
Michael Scarpaci ditto ditto
The Cleveland Mob Angelo Lonardo, 72, boss Cleveland (his downfall began with turned state witness in
dates back to 1920s the murder of Danny 1983, fatally wounding the
(first family to take a Greene, an Irish-American family (got life anyway)
stake in Vegas, through racketeer who muscled
Moe Dalitz & Desert Inn) John Tronolone, new boss ditto in on their turf) died in 1991
“Joe Loose” Iacobacci, ditto FBI claims there is no longer a Cleveland Mob to speak of
current boss (see Pittsburgh Mob, who’ve moved in on their turf)
The Boston Mob Raymond Patriarca Jr, boss Boston (moved base to (a property developer Jailed in 1989 on RICO
aka Patriarca family (succeeded his father in ’85) Providence in 1950s) since release from jail) charges (released in 1998)
(lives in Lincoln, RI)
Francis “Cadillac Frank” Boston/Providence, took over in 1991 Went on trial in 1998
Salemme, new boss Rhode Island
(trying to make inroads
Nicholas “Nicky” Bianco, ditto into Las Vegas – linked Acquitted in 1984 of
underboss (acting boss) to Herbie Blitzstein murder) conspiracy to murder
(former member of Colombo Anthony Mirabella
family in NYC) Died in prison in 1994
(mob base has shifted
Eddie Lato back to Boston) loansharking and Awaiting sentence
Rocco “Rocky” Folco racketeering (could go down for life)
Matthew Guglielmetti, Boston Patriarca is forbidden from making contact with them
(mob figure)
William “Blackjack” Del Santo ditto
Rocco Argenti ditto ditto
Blaise Marfeo ditto ditto
Ray Lyons ditto ditto
Luigi Giovanni Manocchio Providence large-scale burglary awaiting trial
aka “Baby Shacks”
The Detroit Mob “Black Jack” Tocco, 69,boss Detroit (became boss in 1977) Jailed for 1 year and 1 day
(responsible for murder (lives in Grosse Pointe Pk) (part-owner of Hazel Pk racetrack) in January 1999 (racketeering)
of Jimmy Hoffa in 1975 Walked free in Nov 99 but jailed in Apr 00 (due out Mar 2002)
when Joe Zerilli was boss) Anthony Zerilli,underboss,68 (Jack Tocco’s cousin) Jailed in 1974
(Sterling Heights)aka Tony Z (part-owner of a laundry in Saginaw)
Detroit Mob was badly
wounded by these Anthony Giacolone, 80, ditto (he was the man Hoffa unlikely to face trial (ill health)
convictions aka “Tony Jack”, enforcer said he was going to visit when he vanished)
Tony Tocco, 66, consigliere ditto (very important figure) acquitted on all charges
aka “Tony T”, married to Carmella Profaci (daughter of NY boss Joe Profaci)
Tony “The Bull” Corrado, 63 ditto (regular visitor to Vegas) ditto
(from Clinton Township) capo (co-owner of Melrose Linen)
Jack Vito Giacolone, aka illegal betting, extortion
The Kid, 49 (rising star) (Billy Jack’s son and heir apparent because of his age)
Paul Corrado, 39, soldier ditto convicted of jury nobbling in 1998 (short term)
Peter Corrado, brother, soldier
Vito Giacolone, 73,capo ditto ditto
(from Clinton) aka Billy Jack
Vincent Meli,acting underboss labour racketeering
(his sister Antoinette is Jack Tocco’s wife) slot machines
Ronald Morelli, 62 Detroit, Ohio valley loansharking, card games Now out of jail after serving 15 years
Francesco Bommarito, 68 ditto armed robbery etc
Carlo Bommarito, 40?, son ditto various bother acquitted (hung jury) of firebombing
soldier
Nove Tocco, Jack’s cousin ditto turned rat ditto
John Sciarrota, ditto ditto
John Jarjosa, ditto ditto
Paul Tocco, 82 ditto (in doghouse after ditto
shaking down gamblers who had already paid Jack Tocco)
Salvatore “Mops” Tocco, 51 ditto acquitted of gambling scame
associate
The Chicago Outfit Joey “The Clown” Lombardo Chicago (now the most powerful Indicted by Operation Family Secrets in
(successors to Al Capone former boss, now adviser, 75 (in 2005) mob in US and only one April 2005. Gone on the run.
and Sam Giancana) left with serious Vegas
Became involved in John “The Nose” DiFronzio ditto and Teamsters control) runs it day-to-day
Vegas casinos in 1960s the boss
through Tony “The Ant”
Spilotro (RIP) and Angelo LaPietra, underboss ditto gambling
Johnny Roselli
James “Little Jimmy” Marcello ditto One of the bosses now Indicted by Op Family Secrets in Apr 05
Joe Andriacchi, Lombardo’s ditto
cousin, boss of North Side
Anthony Centracchio ditto
boss of the West Side
Joe Monteleone, ditto
boss of the South Side
Frank “Gumba” Saladino, 59 ditto Found dead in a hotel in Highland, Illinois in Apr 05 after being indicted by Op Family Secrets
Frank Calabrese, underboss ditto In jail. Indicted by Op Family Secrets (after being grassed up by his brother Nick Calabrese)
Paul “The Indian” Schiro ditto Indicted by Op Family Secrets in Apr 05
Nicholas Ferriola ditto ditto
Joseph Venezia ditto ditto
WEST SIDE:
Joe Cullotta, soldier
William Galioto, ditto (friend of Rick Tabish from Missoula, Montana, who is doing life for murder of Las Vegas casino boss Ted Binion)
Roger Riccio, ditto
Al Tornabene, ditto
Larry Petit, ditto
Mike Carioscia, associate
Renato DiSilvestro, ditto
James Inendino, ditto
Peter Labalestra, ditto
Mike Schivarelli, ditto
Louis Pannos, ditto
Vic Tartan, ditto
NORTH SIDE:
Vincent Cuzzo, soldier ditto
Michael Magnifichi, ditto
Michael Marcello, ditto ditto Indicted by Op Family Secrets in Apr 05
Willie Messino, ditto
Don Scalise, ditto ditto
James Basile, associate
Dom Basso, ditto
Eugene Cacciatore, ditto
Tom Capione
Frank Derosa
Ronald Derosa
Loren Diamond
Joe DiFronzo ON THE RUN
Tom Forliano
Rudy Fratto
Gary Gagliano
Roland Ignoffo
Andrew Lombardo
Leo Manolis
Nick Nitti
Joe Pascucci
Nicholas Sarrillo
Phil Tolomeo
Albert Vena
Joe Volpe
Lenny Patrick
Michael Posner
Frank “The German” Schweihs Indicted by Op Family Secrets in Apr 05. ON THE RUN
George Sommer
James Vondruska, ditto
SOUTH SIDE:
Al Pilotto, soldier ditto
Jim DiForti, ditto
Al Rosetti, ditto
Al Rovario, ditto
Sal Bastone, associate ditto
Sam Bills
Sean Bills
Wayne Bock
Virgil Cimmino
William DiDomenico
Michael Gurgone
Ronald Jarrett
Gino Martin
Art Rachel
Jerry “Joe” Scalise
Joe Wing, ditto
Bobby Salerno, soldier
Dominic Cortina, member involved in gambling (associated with Northside Crew)
Marco D’Amico in prison
Joe Spadavecchio, soldier
for more info on Chicago: http://www.ipsn.org/OutfitChart.html
The Rockford Mob Frank Buscemi, boss Rockford, Illinois very little known about it (took over in 1973)
(extension of Chicago)
The Milwaukee Mob Frank Balistrieri, boss Milwaukee (was in charge of skim- died in 1993
(originally a branch of (from 1962) ming money from Vegas) (Democratic Senator Gary George went to his funeral)
the Chicago outfit)
Joseph Balistrieri, son, ditto still strong locally
has only 15 made men new boss
Joseph Caminiti, consigliere ditto
(holds much power)
The Madison Mob Carlo Caputo, boss, 90 Madison, Wisconsin mob is now extinct Died of natural causes in 1993
The St Louis Mob Anthony Giordano, boss St Louis (had interests in the died in 1980
(founded by John Vitale, from 1961 Frontier and Dunes
who died in 1961) hotels in Vegas)
John Vitale, son of original St Louis (the Mob also controlled jailed in 1982
now has only 12 made boss, new boss Sonny Liston in 1950s)
men
Matthew Trupiano, new boss St Louis died in 1997
Joseph Cammarata, current ditto (the Mob is very much
boss? declined from its heyday)
Anthony Parrino, underboss ditto
The New Orleans Mob Carlos Marcello, boss, New Orleans convicted in 1985 of trying
(one of the oldest) previously untouchable to bribe a judge. He died
(may have been involved in prison in 1993
in murder of JFK) Joseph Marcello, brother, ditto (have lost much of their
new boss power to NY and Philly
Mobsters who have moved
in on their rackets)
The Dallas Mob    – Dallas no longer active
founded in 1921 (and
suspected of involvement (was always subservient
in JFK murder) to New Orleans Mob)
The Kansas City Mob “Tony Ripes” Civella, Kansas City, Missouri loansharking, bookmaking took over in 1995
dates from 1920s but Nicky Civella’s nephew, boss and extortion (free since 1996)
rose to prominence in BOTH ARE IN
1960s thru boss Nicky Peter “PJ” Ribaste, sidekick Las Vegas (there are about 20 THE BLACK BOOK
Civella (allied with (in charge of their interests made men left) (cannot enter Vegas)
Chicago and Denver mob) in Vegas) very tight-knit, controlling
Civella was jailed for street rackets
skimming Vegas profits William Cammisano Jr Kansas City ditto
underboss
The Denver Mob James & Vincenzo Colletti Denver (destroyed by FBI in 1984) Jailed in 1984
dates from Prohibition loansharking
era but died out in 1940s Eugene Smaldone, boss ditto (under command of Jailed
(resurrected in 1968 by Chicago family)
Colletti brothers) Clarence Smaldone, brother ditto Jailed
(has only 10 made men)
The Tampa Mob Santos Trafficante, boss Tampa Bay Drug dealing (turned to it Died in 1987
aka Trafficante Family (lost millions when Castro after Cuban casinos lost)
took over in 1958) (cocaine)
only has 7 or 8 made has since diversified into
men Vincent LoScalzo, new boss ditto white collar crime and Given probation in 1997
legitimate business for bank fraud
Frank Albano, underboss ditto
Sam Carollo, soldier ditto
Joseph DiGerlando, soldier ditto
James Valenti, soldier ditto
Joe Camero, associate ditto
Joseph Bedami, associate ditto
James Donofrio, associate ditto
Sam Pupello, associate ditto
Michael Napoli, associate ditto
The Los Angeles Mob Peter Milano, boss LA (answerable to (trying to move in on Convicted in 1988 (now free)
aka Mickey Mouse Mafia Chicago Mob) Las Vegas) (grassed up by Tony and Lawrence Fiato)
see also Buffalo Mob Carmen Milano, brother LA ditto (now free)
underboss (grassed up by Al DeLuca)
Only has 15 made men
Vincent “Jimmy” Caci, 73 Palm Springs (originally ditto
capo from Buffalo)
Stephen “The Whale” Cino, LA Linked up with Buffalo Jailed for 15 years
62 Mob to kill Herbie Blitzstein
in 1997
Tony Davi, 31 LA Jailed for 20 years
Richard Friedman, hitman LA (he pulled the trigger) Jailed for 25 years
San Francisco Mob Joseph “Jimmy” Lanza, San Francisco Gambling Died of natural causes
Founded in late 1920s boss, 73 in 1989
Frank “Skinny” Velotta, ditto
new boss
Angelo Commito, underboss ditto
The San Jose Mob Angelo Marino, boss San Jose died of heart attack
founded in 1942 (many Asian gangs in 1983
Emmanuel Figlia, new boss ditto have taken over their
rackets)
Salvatore Marino, son ditto

US prison gangs

Gang Main members Base Business Events/Status
The Aryan Brotherhood Thomas Silverstein Leavenworth,Texas Narcotics Jailed for life in 1980 for
formed in 1964 when murder of Danny Atwell
members of Blue Birds (who refused to smuggle
motorcycle gang joined heroin into jail)
up with neo-Nazi groups) In 1981 he killed Robert
Chapple (of DC Blacks)
(branches include in Marion.
Arizona Aryan He then killed Raymond
Brotherhood and “Cadillac” Smith in
Aryan Brotherhood of Marion in 1981. In 1983
Texas) he killed prison guard
Merle Clutts and was
There is also a federal and transferred to Atlanta
a California faction (no human contact)
Since 1987 he has been
in isolation at Leavenworth
Dallas Scott Marion, Illinois Narcotics Tried to kill Lieutenant
Jim Graham. In 1987 he
was convicted of trying
to smuggle heroin into
Leavenworth and was
sentenced to 17.5 years
at Marion.
Barry Mills, 54 Florence, Colorado Narcotics Joint leader of the federal
(in 2002) AB. Indicted in Nov 02
from Santa Rosa, California in major operation
Tyler Bingham, 55 ditto ditto Ditto. Faces death
(in 2002) penalty.
from Sacramento
John Stinson, 48 Pelican Bay, ditto Leader of California AB.
(in 2002) California Indicted in Nov 02.
from Long Beach Accused of ordering murders
Richard Terflinger, 55 ditto ditto Faces murder charges
from LA
Robert Griffin, 54, ditto ditto Indicted in 2002
from Orange County
Ron Slocum, 56 Released shortly ditto Indicted in 2002
from Chino, California before his arrest (carried messages)
David Chance, 45 In Pelican Bay ditto Faces death penalty
from LA
Michael McElhiney, in Marion, Illinois Various Conducts AB’s day-to-day
45, from Sacramento business in Marion
David Sahakian, 46 ditto ditto ditto
from Fresno
Cleo Roy, 41 now in New Various While in Marion he
from New Hampshire Hampshire prison murdered a rogue AB member
Glenn Filkins, 43, in Florence ADX Various Murdered an inmate
from Maywood, Calif who broke AB rules
Steve Scott, 51, LA in Springfield Robbery etc 2 attempted murders
med center, Missouri
Wayne Bridgewater, in Florence ADX Various Member of Federal
50, from Seattle Council of AB
Steven Hicklin, 50 in Florence ADX Various Eligible for death penalty
from Sacramento
Chris Gibson, 53 in Florence ADX Various ditto
Michael Shepherd, in San Joaquin Possession of firearm. Indicted in 2002
45, from San Leandro county jail
Edward Burnett, 52 in Pelican Bay various Faces death penalty
Long Beach
Edgar Hevle, 52 in Florence ADX various ditto
from Fresno
Mark Nyquist, 46 in Sacramento narcotics in charge of smuggling
from Sacramento County jail drugs into Leavenworth
John Harper, 49, of in California state ditto California AB member
Ventura, California prison in Corcoran
Glen West, 48, of ? ditto Former member of AB’s
Louisiana Federal Council
Gary Littrell, 40, of Pelican Bay ditto Murdered another AB
Bakersfield, Calif member who disobeyed
Elliott Grizzle, 31 Pelican Bay ditto Assisted Littrell ditto
of San Luis Obispo
Thomas Hampton, 34 California ditto Violated parole
Lakewood, Calif
John Campbell, 57 in Florence ADX ditto Committed 3 murders
of Iowa (bank robbery)
Jesse Van Meter, 36 ? ditto Conspiracy to start
Palm City, Florida race war
Donald Kennedy, 52 in Atlanta ditto Murdered AB member
of Michigan penitentiary
Richard McIntosh, 40 in Marion ditto Murdered a black
of Indiana (bank robbery) inmate as part of race war
Carl Knorr Jr, 39 in Marion ditto ditto
of Pennsylvania (bank robbery)
Jason Schwyhart, 29 Fugitive (was in ditto Murdered two black
of Arkansas Marion) inmates
Henry Houston, 42 in Florence ADX ditto Ditto
of LA
Sean Darcy, 49 Carmichael ditto Involved in narcotics
Carmichael, Calif distribution
 211 Crew is a white supremacist gang active in and out of prison, mainly in Colorado. It was formed in 1995. In 1997, African immigrant Oumar Dia was murdered by 211 Crew gang members while waiting for a bus in Denver. A 211 Crew member, Evan Ebel, assassinated a Colorado Department of Corrections director, Tom Clements, in 2013. The gang is led by Ben Davis. Other senior individuals include James “Jimbo” Lohr. The gang’s members are banned from having sex with non-whites but they are friendly with The Juggalos, a Detroit gang who are multi-ethnic. 
Nazi Low Riders ? California ? Have around 1,000
(allied to Aryan members (tattoos of
Brotherhood) NLR)
Dirty White Boys ? all over Drugs unlike the above, they
are not overtly racist
The Mexican Mafia Benjamin Peters, California/Mexico Narcotics Serving life sentence in
aka La Eme aka “Topo”, leader since 1993 and extortion Pelican Bay prison
(founded in 1957) (Sally Peters,wife,47) G of racketeering/narcotics
Members have a large M Robert Perez, 40 San Antonio,Texas ditto Went on trial in 1999 but
tattooed on chest aka “Beaver” died of cancer in jail in 2001
Rene Enriquez California Murder Jailed
aka “Boxer” Has since quit the gang and incriminated
(aged 43 in 2005) several of them (is therefore on their death list)
Has 500 members and Ruben Ramirez Lopez ditto Missing. Wanted for
1,000 associates conspiracy to murder in
David Ramirez Lopez San Jose, California San Jose
Went to war with La
Nuestra Familia in 1975 Mikhail Markasev LA Jailed for life for murder
but declared a ceasefire of Bill Cosby’s son
in early 1990s
Ruben Hernandez Ontario, California ditto Now in Pelican Bay.
aka “Tupi” Fell out with “Topo” and
was stabbed by him in
One of the leaders 1997
Robert Salas, California ditto Killed in December
aka “Robot” 2004 (mysterious circumstances)
Was responsible for starting
wars with La Nuestra Familia
Raymond Shyrock California ditto Prominent since 1978.
aka “Huero Shy” Jailed for life in 1997.
Jimmy Sanchez, 41 LA ditto Convicted of racketeering
aka “Smokey” and narcotics
(Suzanne Schoenberg, wife) Convicted also
Victor Murillo LA Acquitted of RICO
Homosexuality, cowardice, charges in 1997
Christianity and stirring
up dissension are Mariano “Chuy” San Diego/LA ditto Convicted in Feb 2001
punishable by beatings or Martinez, 42. of murdering a rival
death outside an auto repair shop
in Montebello in 1998
Faces death penalty
Frank Macias San Diego ditto Boss of San Diego.
Madriaga, aka Now in Leavenworth
“Chino” (convicted of racketeering in 2000)
Juan”Topo”Garcia,39 S California Convicted of racketeering
in October 2000
20-Life
Frank “Sapo” LA ditto
Fernandez, 53 Faces 20yrs-Life
Max Torvisco, 24, LA Star prosecution witness
aka “Mono”
Manuel Jackson, 39 LA (but now in honorary AB Indicted in 2002 for
aka Cricket, LA Florence ADX) associate killing black inmate in
race war
Rafael Gonzalez- California prison ditto Accused of involvement
Munoz, 31, LA system in attempted murder
(for AB)
Texas Syndicate
Roland Rios inmate at Coffield Murdered
unit, nr Palestine,
Texas
Los Hermanos de Texas Gambling, Protection
Pistoleros Latinos Rackets, etc
(Brotherhood of Latin
Gunmen)
HPL Antonio Lara, 26 Coffield Unit, nr Stabbed Roland Rios
Palestine, Texas (of Texas Syndicate) to
(there are two factions: death in 2000 after using
16/12 – stands for 16th and dental floss to cut his
12th letter of alphabet (PL) way out of cell
; and 45s (after .45 calibre
pistols)
Barrio Azteca ? El Paso, W. Texas Drugs, Extortion Formed around 1990
(fierce enemies of La
Eme, Texas Syndicate etc)
Black Gangster Family Craig Petties, 28 Memphis Drug dealing Wanted by US
aka (cocaine) Marshals since 2001.
Black Gangster Disciples
DC Blacks

US Biker gangs

Hell’s Angels Ralph ‘Sonny’ Barger Arizona denies Has served plenty of The Dirty Dozen (Arizona)
formed in Oakland, founder (now living in any crime time (once convicted Hells Henchmen (Illinois)
California in 1950s Cave Creek, Arizona) links but the of RICO racketeering) Saracens (Maine)
has 235 George Christie Jr Ventura, Calif Got probation in 2002
chapters globally for selling drugs
(see also
Scandinavia and UK) Angels are thought Ancient Iron (Santa Clara, CA)
Richard Vallee Montreal to be big time Escaped from Canadian
Montreal chapter dealers in jail. Wanted for murder
(45 in 2003) amphetamines of an informant in
(speed) and other New York.
drugs, especially
on the West Coast. Captured in Montreal
On East Coast in April 2003
they are sometimes
Maurice “Mon” Boucher used as muscle Jailed for life in Sep 03
leader of Angels in by Mafia. over biker wars
Canada
Francis Boucher, his son Arrested in Nov 02
In April 2002 the Angels
Andre Chouinard, 43 and the Mongols fought
a pitched battle in
Michel Rose Harrah’s casino in
Laughlin, Nevada
Benoit Cliché, 44
(Boucher’s lawyer)
Kenny Bedard Admitted gangsterism in Nov 02
Stephane Jarry ditto
Pierre Taupin ditto
Aime Simard (born 68) Helped convict Boucher
bisexual hitman but was stabbed 106
and police informant times in jail in
Saskatchewan in Jul 03
Steven Pearce, 49 Silverdale, businessman and One of 42 men indicted
Washington car dealer over the Harrah’s brawl (see above)
Calvin Schaefer ditto
Outlaws Harry ‘Taco’ Bowman Detroit On FBI’s 10 Most Thought to have been
Formed in McCook, International President Wanted list (RICO behind carbombing of
Illinois but now based leader of Detroit violations, murder, a HA clubhouse in
in Canada chapter extortion, drug Chicago in 1994
(have 20 chapters in dealing)
US cities as well as (Marijuana, cocaine
Canada, Europe and and methamphetamines)
Australia.)
Stronghold is Florida
Pagans Steve Montevergine Philadelphia Drugs, extortion. In August 1999 he was
based on East aka “Gorilla”, former (close ties Muscle shot six times but
Coast USAF man and with Philly survived (could have
Philly policeman Mob of Joey been any one of a
(thrown out in 1982) Merlino) number of enemies)
Bandidos ? Deep South All the usual
based in Deep South
(have allies in Europe,
esp Scandinavia)
Mongols California ditto
(mainly Latino) (Los Angeles)

Miscellaneous US gangs

The Corporation Jose Miguel Battle Miami/ numbers racket, (took over mafia
(Cuban-American) (ex-policeman in Cuba), Union City, NJ extortion (arson), gambling rackets in
leader since 1970s (worth $175m in drug dealing (cocaine) NYC in 1970s/80s)
aged 74 (in 2004) 1987) (the numbers racket Fled to Peru in 1994
is known as bolita but remains in control
or “little ball” and ) Arrested in Miami in
Mar 2004 along with
also run a casino 20 other members
in Lima, Peru (He killed hitman
Ernestico Torres in
truck hijacking 1977)
Pedro Battle (brother) NYC killed by Cuban
rivals in NYC in 1977
Jose Miguel Battle Jr, NYC being groomed to
son, 51 succeed the old man
He was among those
arrested in Mar 2004
Gustavo Battle Miami ?
Manuel Isaac Marquez Sr Miami Arrested Mar 2004
Luis Devilliers Sr Miami ditto
Luis Devilliers Jr
Andres Devilliers
Abraham Rydz Miami ditto
Vivian Rydz
Julio Acuna Miami ditto
Orestes Vidan Miami ditto
Gumersindo Gonzalez Miami ditto
Maurilio Marquez Miami ditto
Luis Perez Miami ditto
Orlando Cordoves Miami ditto
Jorge Davila
Jose Aluart
Jorge Nunez
Norberto Fernandez
Argelio Jimenez
Mordehay Tako
Yoram Itzhak
Tomas Cabrerizo
Evelyn Runciman
Valerio Cerron
The Greek Mob Spyredon Velentzas aka Queens, NYC loansharking, arcades Jailed for life in mid-
(pays tribute to “The Greek Godfather” gambling, betting 1990s for murder of
the Lucchese family) Sammy “The Arab”
Nalo
Boston Irish Mob James “Whitey” Bulger Boston Betting and On the run since
leader extortion rackets 1995, when he was
tipped off by an FBI
(In 2000 police found bodies of Paul McGonagle (a rival) killed agent (John Connolly)
in 1974, Tommy King (after a fight in 1975) and Deborah Hussey, of an impending raid
a former girlfriend of Bulger’s associate Flemmi)
Stephen Flemmi, aka On the lam
“The Rifleman”, associate
The El Rukns Jeff Fort, leader since Chicago prostitution, burglary, Released from jail
formerly the Blackstone 1968 (South Side) robbery and drug in 1976 but in 1986
Rangers (gang renamed in 1972, dealing rackets he was jailed for 80
(formed in 1960s) claiming to be Muslim) years for treason
They are weakened by (deal with Gaddafi)
recent convictions
allied gangs are known as People Nation
Black Gangster Disciples Chicago Drugs serving 150-200 years
aka The Folk Nation Larry Hoover (now in 35 states) for murder of rival
8,000-20,000 strong boss gangster William Young
in 1973
(given life in 1997 for
running drug empire)
Jerome ‘Shorty’ Freeman Chicago Jailed for 28 years in
right-hand man 1990 (still active)
Hell’s Kitchen Irish Mob NYC drugs and Jailed for 75 years
(founded by Owney Jimmy Coonan, revived (Hell’s Kitchen) legitimate business in 1988 (RICO)
Madden in 1920s) the gang in 1970s (Marine Construction)
aka The Westies
Bosco Rondonovich, ditto Labour racketeering In 1992 he was
has been leader since indicted for labour
1988 racketeering and fled
to Yugoslavia

VIETNAM

Nam Cam’s gang Nam Cam, aged 55 Ho Chi Minh City Sentenced to death in Jun 2003
(aka Truong Van Cam) for murder, bribery
(also ran gambling and
prostitution rackets)
(murdered rival (female) boss Dung Ha in 2000)
154 of his men were also jailed (including the former head of state radio who accepted a bribe)
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  2. NHK world yesterday broadcast an investigation into the “orphanage tourism” of Cambodia and Thailand today and the type of “activities” sponsored by the Godson Cult. The programme highlighted that most of these so called orphanages are run for the financial and sexual benefit of the organisers. The children are exploited and farmed out to tourists in local hotels. The children are very often not orphans but from poor families who believe that their children will receive an education and improved diets. As with the cult led by Chris and ClareGodson there is a sham veil of Evangelical Christianity over the disgusting activities forced upon very young girls. Fund raising is very important to these charity organisers who rarely use the money derived from “orphanage tourism” to help the girls……….other than to buy a pretty dress to showcase the girls to paedophiles. My email: arielacohen99@gmail.com

  3. My email: arielacohen99@gmail.com. I was astonished to discover, in my investigation, that the Godson Cult successfully transported their “creation” of a child brothel to Wicklow in Ireland…….but were forced to flee in 2004 to France. Even in Benevent l’Abbaye they were attempting the same again under the umbrella of an evangelical Christian prayer group…..drawing in vulnerable pilgrims and pensioners with Christian B&B, gites and bogus enterprises.

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