Category: Drug Gangs

Drug Dealing Barbie: Yankee Cartel Leader “El Barbie” Lands 50-Year Prison Term

American-born Mexican drug cartel leader Edgar (El Barbie) Valdez was sentenced to 50 years in prison and ordered to forfeit close to $200,000,000 in cash from his criminal operations in federal court out of Atlanta this week. The 44-year old Valdez, who used to be a bodyguard for the world’s biggest drug lord of the
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Black Mafia Family Soldier “Pig” Triplett Gets Out Of Prison In Time To Watch Spring Bloom In The D

Out of the pig pen and back to the real world. Black Mafia Family member Chris (Pig) Triplett was recently released from a four-year state prison stint in Ohio for narcotics trafficking. A Detroit native, the 47-year old Triplett was arrested in August 2014 for possession of two pounds of heroin stashed in the air
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Young, Rich & Ruthless: Breaking Down The Structure & Legacy Of Detroit’s YBI Gang

The Young Boys, Incorporated (YBI) drug organization redefined the dope game in Detroit in the late 1970s and early 1980’s, becoming street legends and underworld icons for its trendsetting business practices and flashy demeanor. Founded on the Motor City’s Westside, the group revolutionized the heroin trade in terms of distribution and marketing techniques and at
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The Color Red: Bringing Terror To Detroit’s Eastside, Seven Mile Bloods Roll Call

The Seven Mile Bloods have been the most dominant street gang in Detroit’s underworld for the past decade, controlling the drug trade on the Motor City’s notoriously dangerous northeast side (dubbed the “Red Zone”) with an iron fist and a shoot-first-ask-questions-later mentality that has left a trail of rivals’ dead bodies and drawn the ire
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