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The remains of former family friend and political activist Giuseppe Peppino Impastato are found on a Sicilian railway line. Killer Trials: Murdered By the Mob
Their uncle Cesare is blown up by a car bomb. ibid.
He has become one of the key players of a multi-million dollar heroin trafficking operation that imports heroin from the Middle East and distributes it across America through a chain of pizza parlours. ibid.
London Southall: 1970s Totti Nung ... poured all their money into heroin. Gangs of Britain with Gary and Martin Kemp: Gangs of Britain overview, Sky 2014
Operation Shampoo: it would unearth one of the largest heroin smuggling operations ever discovered in Britain. Gangs of Britain with Gary and Martin Kemp s1e5: London E&W
The Tooti Nungs were bringing in ten kilos a day ... for ten years. ibid.
Let me show you something ... heroin. Boardwalk Empire s2e10: Georgia Peaches, gangsta & Al Capone, HBO 2011
Mr Rothstein has reservations about entering the heroin trade. Boardwalk Empire s3e10: A Man, A Plan … gangsta
Mr Madden tells me you’re interested in heroin. Boardwalk Empire s4e3: Acres of Diamonds, gangsta to gangsta
Take one orgasm – one – and multiply it a thousand times and that’s what H does for me. Gangsters starring Maurice Colbourne & Adhmed Khalil & Elizabeth Cassidy & Saeed Jaffrey & Alibe Parsons & Paul Barber & Robert Lee et al, writer Philip Martin, directors Alastair Reid & Roger Tucker & Kenneth Ives, adapted from Play For Today s1e3, Anne to Kline, BBC 1975-1978
It’s gotta stop. And I’m gonna do it how? Heroin OD, right? You fill the hype, then you find the vein, then you insert the needle into the thin brown arm. ibid. s1e4, Malleson to Sarah Gant
Protection, terror and a drug called heroin. ibid. s2e1, Khan to triad boss
Soon it’ll be raining heroin all over Britain! ibid. Triad boss
Heroin flooded the streets ... The drug-dealing and the violence have created chaos on Chicago’s south side. Gangland s1e7: Stone to the Bone, History 2007
Heroin was changing the Vice Lords. Gangland s2e6: Lords of the Holy City
During the exodus something sinister crept in: the influx of heroin made life ever more dangerous. Gangland s4e4: Kill ’Em All
Heroin flooded the streets. The Avenues became part of the lucrative drug trade. And grew increasingly violent. Gangland s4e38: Highway to Hell
In the mid-seventies heroin flooded the streets of Chicago, and the gangs decided they wanted in on the action. Gangland s5e5: Hustle or Die
In the wake of the Toxteth riots Michael Showers turned himself into a community spokesman, meeting politicians and appearing on TV debates ... Showers was still importing drugs. In 1990 he was sentenced to 22 years for masterminding a £2 million heroin import. At the time Customs called Showers, ‘The most significant UK national arrested in the fight against heroin.’ Britain’s Underworld: Liverpool, Sky 2010
The underworld took a new and deadly turn: it was about hard drugs, big money and a brutal battle for control ... A new drug had arrived: heroin. Britain’s Underworld: Manchester, 2010
The lie was if you chase the dragon, which was smoking the heroin, the fumes and the silver foil, you can’t get addicted. And these people fell from it. And within months we had an epidemic. Mike Malloy, former Liverpool rozzer
I got it under control. The Sopranos s4e1: For All Debts Public & Private starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, druggie Chrissie on bed
Heroin. Back in the fifties it was raining cash with that shit. The Sopranos s4e4: The Weight, Uncle Junior
The drug cartels have flooded America with cheap heroin, and New Mexico has become a distribution centre. Inside the Gangsters’ Code: The Burquenos, Discovery 2013
Carmine Galante was a mobster who frightened even the Mafia men. Even if he seemed old he was deadly. He had worked the mean streets for decades. At the age of sixty his career seemed finished. But from his prison cell he masterminded an astonishing comeback, and flooded New York’s streets with heroin. Mafia’s Greatest Hits: Carmine Galante, Yesterday 2012
One of the most notorious Mob crimes ever ... One of the city’s biggest mobsters, Carmine Galante, was having lunch. And it was here that he was interrupted. ibid.
Carmine Galante’s career was built on heroin. ibid.
Bonanno had brought with him his trusted underboss Carmine Galante. ibid.
This complex international journey from Turkey to north America through France became known as the French Connection. ibid.
The FBN arrested him in 1961 on a charge of narcotics trafficking ... He got twenty years in prison. ibid.
He wanted to take on the biggest family in New York – the Gambinos. ibid.
In the ghettos of New York heroin was now the drug of choice. ibid.
As the Gambino’s restaurants burned, new pizza parlours opened by Galante were opened up in their place. ibid.
The Mafia’s interest in drugs has waned ... The French Connection has been replaced by new smuggling routes. ibid.
Barnes and [Guy] Fisher had raked in millions from the drugs trade. American Gangster: Guy Fisher, BET 2006
Guy Fisher grew up in the Patterson Projects. ibid.
The money came from selling drugs in Harlem. ibid.
In 1977 Barnes posed for a New York Times magazine cover as Mister Untouchable. For the Feds that was the last straw. ibid.
Guy Fisher would make his mark on the streets. ibid.
Barnes began feeding information about the Council and Guy Fisher to the Feds. ibid.
1968: the Vietnam war … thousands of US soldiers dead, hundreds of thousands wounded, and untold numbers hooked on south-east Asia’s killer product – heroin … One man sees golden opportunity and vows to make the most of it: Frank Lucas is the man who went around the Mafia by smuggling smack from south-east Asia straight to the streets of Harlem. American Gangster: Frank Lucas & the Coffin Connection
Lucas says he was grossing up to a million dollars a day. ibid.