Top Medical Experts Argue That "War On Drugs" Has Created Public Health Risks
The effectiveness of the so-called war on drugs – the global campaign to prohibit narcotics and prosecute those who use and sell them – is often hotly debated. As the UN prepares for a major vote on i...
El Chapo: 'They Are Turning Me Into A Zombie'
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says prison guards who wake him up every two hours are torturing him by not letting him sleep, the Sinaloa cartel chief's lawyer says.
Havana Conference
The Havana Conference of 1946 was a historic meeting of United States Mafia and Cosa Nostra leaders in Havana, Cuba. Supposedly arranged by Charles "Lucky" Luciano, the conference was held to discuss ...
Top Medical Experts Argue That "War On Drugs" Has Created Public Health Risks
The effectiveness of the so-called war on drugs – the global campaign to prohibit narcotics and prosecute those who use and sell them – is often hotly debated. As the UN prepares for a major vote on i...
Tong Wars
The Tong Wars were a series of violent disputes fought from the 1880s through 1921 among rival Chinese Tong factions centered in San Francisco's Chinatown district. Tong wars could be triggered by a v...
Chongqing gang trials
The Chongqing gang trials were a series of triad-busting trials in the city of Chongqing that began in October 2009 and concluded in 2011. Carried out under the auspices of municipal Communist Party c...
Chongqing gang trials - Wikipedia
Limerick feud
The Limerick feud is a feud between rival criminal gangs in Limerick City, Ireland. The feud which started between two criminals in 2000 spread to involve several criminal families, mainly the Keane-...
Grand Hotel des Palmes Mafia meeting 1957
Over four days, between October 12–16, 1957, the American gangster Joseph Bonanno allegedly attended a series of meetings between some high-level Sicilian and American mafiosi in the Grand Hotel des P...
Green Bay massacre
The Green Bay Massacre was a covert operation carried out by special forces of the Jamaican Government on 5 January 1978, in which 5 Jamaica Labour Party supporters were shot dead. The operation entai...
Apalachin Meeting
The Apalachin Meeting was a historic summit of the American Mafia held at the home of mobster Joseph "Joe the Barber" Barbara in Apalachin, New York on November 14, 1957. Allegedly, the meeting was he...
History of United States drug prohibition
This is a timeline of the history of drug prohibition in the United States.
Around 1860: Efforts to regulate the sale of pharmaceuticals began, and laws were introduced on a state-to-state basis t...
History of United States drug prohibition - Wikipedia
CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the US
The involvement of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in cocaine trafficking in Central America during the Reagan Administration as part of the Contra war in Nicaragua has been the su...
CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the US - Wikipedia
Collaborations between the United States government and Italian Mafia
The United States government collaborated with the Italian Mafia during World War II and afterwards on several occasions.
During the early days of World War II, the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligen...
Complexo do Alemão massacre
The Complexo do Alemão massacre ([mɐˈsakɾi ðu ~ nu kũˈplɛksu ðw ɐleˈmɐ̃w]) was the result of an ongoing conflict between drug dealers and the police in the borough of the same name in Rio de Janeiro, ...
Complexo do Alemão massacre - Wikipedia
War on Drugs
War on Drugs is an American term commonly applied to a campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to define and reduce the illegal drug trade....
War on Drugs - Wikipedia
Chiasso financial smuggling case
The Chiasso financial smuggling case began on June 3, 2009 near Chiasso, Switzerland (near the Swiss/Italian border), when Sezione Operativa Territoriale di Chiasso in collaboration with officers of I...