Drug kingpin Maurice Phillips, who ran a multimillion-dollar cocaine-distribution network stretching from Texas to New York, was convicted Tuesday of hiring a hit man to murder a Montgomery County woman who was cooperating against him with federal investigators.

  • Surge in drug gangs triples number of Albanians in our jails with 726 offenders from the Balkan state behind bars last year
    Many have been convicted of murder, drug dealing, sex offences ... who was jailed for 16 years last June. He was described as the ‘kingpin’ in an elaborate drug dealing network that spread from his homeland to the Midlands, Bristol and London.
    03/22/2018 - 12:11 pm | View Link
  • This Is Fine: House Republicans Open to Trump's 'Drug Dealer Death Penalty'
    Politico reported on Thursday that Trump’s plan to respond to the opioid crisis would involve stricter punishments for convicted drug dealers ... a whole bunch of the henchmen for murder, but they can’t get the kingpin for something that’s more ...
    03/16/2018 - 2:49 am | View Link
  • Stabbed drug kingpin back behind bars
    Hospital director Andrés Rodríguez said that the accused drug kingpin was recovering from his injuries and ... who is serving a 30-year sentence for murder. An investigation into the incident, which occurred during the recreation period in the ...
    02/12/2018 - 3:35 am | View Link
  • Defense attorney's fumble triggers new trial for drug lord convicted of murder
    A defense attorney's error has triggered a new trial for an alleged drug kingpin who was convicted of ordering an associate's murder. That critical mistake came when Calvin Mallory Jr.'s attorney failed to object when a prosecution witness testified that ...
    12/26/2017 - 2:34 am | View Link
  • Staten Island drug kingpin sentenced to life in prison; brother awaits sentencing
    In October 2014, a jury in Brooklyn federal court convicted Anthony (Nitty) Christian, 43, of racketeering -- including the 1999 murder of Jerome Estella, 17, and three murder conspiracies -- as well as gun possession and crack cocaine trafficking ...
    07/22/2016 - 5:16 am | View Link
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  • Alleged drug kingpin Richard Grundy III arrested same day ...
    Alleged drug kingpin Richard Grundy arrested on same day as FBI raids. Three others connected to Grundy also were arrested Friday.
    03/20/2018 - 4:14 pm | View Website
  • Drug lord
    A drug lord, drug baron, kingpin, or narcotrafficker is a person who controls a sizable network of people involved in the illegal drug trade.Such figures are often difficult to bring to justice, as they are normally not directly in possession of something illegal, but are insulated from the actual trade in drugs by several layers of underlings.
    03/19/2018 - 3:10 pm | View Website
  • Flukey Stokes | King of South Side Chicago – The Gangster ...
    The Life and Times of Flukey Stokes. 1986, a cold and rainy November night on the South side of Chicago. After taking in “Something Wild” at the movies, drug kingpin Willie Stokes and his girlfriend stop at 79th Street and Calumet to grab some popcorn from an all night convenience store. “He shops here quite often.
    03/18/2018 - 7:36 pm | View Website
  • Archives
    Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.
    03/18/2018 - 4:27 am | View Website
  • Gang Member Registry
    Photo. Name. Affiliation: Location: Charge or conviction: Juan Orlando Hernández: CIA: Honduras: Wanted for murder and theft. Tied to the CIA's drug trafficking network in Honduras. He was caught taking money from hospitals and medicine and putting it in his pocket for his own political purposes. Hells Angels
    03/15/2018 - 5:28 am | View Website
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