Gangs of Nairobi’s Slums

South Africa’s Number Gangs

Denmark: AK-81

Latest News

News from the underworld

Get all the latest news from the underworld

Famed for his 70s-style sunglasses and bowl haircut, controversial businessman Kwok Wing-hung, popularly known by his nickname “Shanghai Boy”, was back in the news on Wednesday. He was arrested by drug police at a flat in Repulse Bay, on the south of Hong Kong Island, on suspicion of laundering more than HK$100 million. Kwok is …

A Dominican national was extradited to the United States over the weekend for his alleged role in a drug trafficking organization responsible for over 16 kilograms of heroin that were seized in New Jersey and New York, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Wellington Luna De La Cruz, a/k/a “Orlando Luna Cruz,” a/k/a “Luis …

Authorities in El Salvador arrested a fugitive crime boss who had escaped from a Guatemala prison two weeks earlier, with officials from both countries crediting bilateral security cooperation for the recapture of the infamous “La Patrona.” El Salvador’s National Civil Police (Policía Nacional Civil – PNC) captured Guatemalan national Marixa Ethelinda Lemus Pérez, alias “La …

Area boys, also known as Agberos, are loosely organized gangs of street children and teenagers, composed mostly of men, who roam the streets of Lagos, Nigeria. They extort money from passers-by, sell illegal drugs, act as informal security guards, and perform other “odd jobs” in return for compensation. The groups are based in Lagos Island, …

The town of Sonsonate, not far from the Pacific Ocean in western El Salvador, is home to a prison housing more than 800 inmates. Like many of the prisons in this Central American country, Centro Penal De Sonsonate incarcerates only gang members—and, by definition, each one is a killer. La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, and …

From the only part of the stadium that is fenced off and has barbed wire running along the top, comes the relentless thumping of drums and brass instruments, heard only when the non-stop singing lowers its volume for a moment. Bodies, some shirtless and glistening with the sweat of a hot Colombian evening, some covered …

Each month Guidomag Magazine will present a riveting and chilling journey through the myriad criminal gangs flourishing in our increasingly globalized world.

MENU

Back