organized crime

Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

Customers smoking cannabis inside the de Baron coffee shop in Breda, the Netherlands.
Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

Customers smoking cannabis inside the de Baron coffee shop in Breda, the Netherlands.
How a Bay of Pigs Survivor Became a Brutal American Mobster

How a Bay of Pigs Survivor Became a Brutal American Mobster

The mess of a CIA operation had horrific consequences for the organized crime scene back in the United States.
Adhering to Family Tradition, Gotti’s Grandson Is Sentenced

Adhering to Family Tradition, Gotti’s Grandson Is Sentenced

John J. Gotti, grandson of the late mob boss who shared the same name, was led out of the New York City Police Department’s 113th Precinct in August 2016. Mr. Gotti, now 24, was sentenced Wednesday to
Ex-Model, Mob Suspect and a Murder Could Bring Down Slovakia’s Government

Ex-Model, Mob Suspect and a Murder Could Bring Down Slovakia’s Government

A rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Friday paying tribute to the journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kusnirova, who were shot dead last month.
Ex-Model, Mob Suspect and a Murder Could Bring Down Slovakia’s Government

Ex-Model, Mob Suspect and a Murder Could Bring Down Slovakia’s Government

A rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Friday paying tribute to the journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kusnirova, who were shot dead last month.
Blood on Their Hands?

Blood on Their Hands?

By condoning corruption and denouncing the press, Slovakia's government created an atmosphere in which journalists became targets.
Murdered Slovak Reporter Sought to Expose Italian Organized Crime

Murdered Slovak Reporter Sought to Expose Italian Organized Crime

A vigil for the Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava on Monday.
Brazil’s Military Is Put in Charge of Security in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s Military Is Put in Charge of Security in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian soldiers searching a resident during a joint operation in the Cidade de Deus favela in Rio de Janeiro this month.
Police Bust a Chinese Mafia in the Country That Invented the Term

Police Bust a Chinese Mafia in the Country That Invented the Term

Police officers checked merchandise during a crackdown on the Chinese mafia in Prato, Italy, on Thursday.
Police Bust a Chinese Mafia in the Country That Invented the Term

Police Bust a Chinese Mafia in the Country That Invented the Term

Police officers checked merchandise during a crackdown on the Chinese mafia in Prato, Italy, on Thursday.
The 'Trial-by-Combat' Lawyer Is Back and Scarier Than Ever

The 'Trial-by-Combat' Lawyer Is Back and Scarier Than Ever

Richard Luthmann was once known for his colorful attire and for asking a judge if he could settle a dispute via trial-by-combat. Now he's accused of comparing himself to Saul Goodman while engaging in
Mexico Strengthens Military’s Role in Drug War, Outraging Critics

Mexico Strengthens Military’s Role in Drug War, Outraging Critics

Members of the Mexican armed forces patrolling in Acapulco this month. Mexican lawmakers on Friday passed a law that strengthens the military’s role in fighting organized crime.
Mexico Strengthens Military’s Role in Drug War, Outraging Critics

Mexico Strengthens Military’s Role in Drug War, Outraging Critics

Members of the Mexican armed forces patrolling in Acapulco this month. Mexican lawmakers on Friday passed a law that strengthens the military’s role in fighting organized crime.

Zero Stars: Skip John Malkovich Mumbling Through ‘Bullet Head’

'Bullet Head' also gives viewers ample opportunity to ponder whatever happened to the once-promising career of Antonio Banderas.
Mexico Bill Cements Military’s Crime-Fighting Role. Some Civilians Are Uneasy.

Mexico Bill Cements Military’s Crime-Fighting Role. Some Civilians Are Uneasy.

Members of the Mexican Army and the federal police patrolled a crime scene in Navolato, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, in February.
How the Mafia Fueled Richard Nixon's Political Career

How the Mafia Fueled Richard Nixon's Political Career

The famously corrupt president didn't just go rogue in the White House—a new book shows that, like, Donald Trump, Nixon had a long history of Mafia-tainted activity.
Salvatore Riina, Italian Mafia’s ‘Boss of Bosses,’ Dies at 87

Salvatore Riina, Italian Mafia’s ‘Boss of Bosses,’ Dies at 87

Salvatore Riina during his trial in Palermo, Sicily, in 1993. A judge gave him 26 life sentences.

FBI and Canadian cops arrest alleged mafia members in fentanyl trafficking bust

Federal police officers in Canada and the U.S. announced on Thursday arrests of organized crime associates on both sides of the border as part of a years-long investigation into mass drug trafficking