Wives tell gangsters to lay down arms or go without sex

Gang members in one of Colombia’s most violent cities face an ultimatum: give up guns or give up sex. In what is being called a “strike of crossed legs”, supported by the Pereira mayor’s office, the wives and girlfriends of gang members have said they will not have sex with their partners until they vow to give up violence.

“We want them to know that violence is not sexy,” said Jennifer Bayer, 18, the girlfriend of a gang member. She and at least two dozen other women have said the sex strike will continue until their men hand over their weapons to authorities and sign up for vocational training offered by the mayor’s office.

The women yesterday launched a rap song that will become the strike’s anthem. “As women we are worth a lot. We don’t want to fall for violent men because with them we lose too much,” Ms Bayer sang down the telephone to the Guardian.

She said the men had laughed about the strike but would soon see it was serious. The women were not worried that frustration would lead to violence against them by their partners. “They wouldn’t do that to us,” Ms Bayer said.

The city’s security secretary, Julio César Gómez, said surveys of gang members showed that their favourite activity was having sex and their membership of gangs was more about power and sexual seduction than money.

Pereira, a city of 300,000 people, has Colombia’s highest murder rate at 97 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Diabolical Femme Fatales: Gangster’s Wives

As any solid movie buff knows, there’s a certain number of ingredients that go into making a movie about gang life. Whether it be the mob or street gangs, a crucial component in the world of those violent killers and drug-runners is the women that love them. They’re usually bad dames, dumb broads, or diabolical femme fatales that navigate the underworld just as deftly as the man (or men) they’re screwing (or screwing).

And because of their love for the dark side, we love them right back.

I bravely delved into the underworld to return with the 10 Sexiest Gangster Girlfriends and a few images that should act as a helpful visual aid. Plus, some of the movies on this list are a few of the best gangland films ever made so it’s okay if you start geeking out over the movies instead of the women.

Grab your tommy gun and check out these gorgeous molls – now in glorious chronological order!

10. Kitty from The Public Enemy (1931)

Sure, Jean Harlow is the buxom blonde love interest Gwen in the film (which gives me an excuse to put images of her in the photo gallery), but Mae Clark‘s Kitty steals the show in the most iconic scene. Besides, she’s also Tom Powers’s (James Cagney) main squeeze. Which probably explains why he shoves a grapefruit into her face. Although women didn’t play much of a role in this film beyond being eye candy for vicious thugs and furthering the iconic moll figure, The Public Enemy still stands as one of the grandfather’s of all gangster flicks. Plus, it launched Cagney’s career in a major way.

9. Verna from White Heat (1949)


Proof that James Cagney is not only a major gangster film figure, but that he also attracts the hottest females, his character Cody Jarrett is married to Verna (played by Virginia Mayo). She proves to be a devil in disguise, taking out the only woman he ever loved – his mother. Perhaps it’s that murderous streak that makes Verna so sexy.

8. Bonnie Parker from Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

There’s no denying that Faye Dunaway is gorgeous, but it turns out that Faye Dunaway packing heat is even better. Bonnie gets bonus points for being a member of the gang and for often being more malicious than her lover Clyde Barrow (played by Warren Beatty).

7. Anna from Get Carter (1971)


Appearing very naked in certain parts of the film, Britt Ekland plays Anna brilliantly. She exhibits an important rule for molls everywhere – why sleep with the boss, when you can also be sleeping with his best henchman? Especially if that henchman is played by Michael Caine, has his name in the title, and plans on running away to South America with you.

6. Elvira Hancock from Scarface (1983)


Oh, Michelle Pfeiffer, is there anyone else’s stomach we’d rather do blow off of? We’d be willing to buy you a Porsche 928 if you’d let us. It’s pretty clear why Elvira was able to catch the eye of both mob boss Frank and up-and-coming Tony Montana, but what’s unclear is why countless dorm rooms have posters of Al Pacino’s ugly mug when Elvira’s a lot prettier to look at.

5. Carol from Once Upon a Time in America (1984)


Yet again, another film that features two beautiful women to choose from. Elizabeth McGovern‘s character Deborah is definitely a high class girl looking to head to Hollywood, and Noodles does his best to impress her (mostly by raping her in the back of a limousine (classy!)), but the true siren of the film is Tuesday Weld as Carol (who Noodles only violently has sex with). Carol seems to have a heart lurking underneath it all, but damn if she doesn’t hang around some serious assholes.

4. Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction (1994)


Not only is Mia married to the mob boss of all mob bosses, she also loves $5 milkshakes, doing the twist and OD’ing. What is it with mob wives and drug abuse? A better question: who didn’t fall in love with Uma Thurman as she sweated through her shirt and had a needle plunged right through her sternum into her heart? Sigh. I know I did. A bloody nose never looked so good.

3. Mary from Infernal Affairs (2002)


Mary plays such a small part in the movie (besides intercepting a certain important disc) that I couldn’t find a screenshot with her in it. However, Mary is included on the list because Sammi Cheng Sau-Man is hot. Although after watching the movie I’m confused as to whether she’s the wife of a cop or a gang member or both or neither. Feel free to watch The Departed if you want, but in my book, it’s Infernal Affairs all the way.

2. Eva Lucas from American Gangster (2007)


Eva, played by Lymari Nadal, is a Puerto Rican beauty queen. I’m not sure I need to say anything else on the subject, but luckily, her character raises an important question, too. Would you want to leave your husband if his rivals tried to kill you? What if it was Denzel Washington?

1. Martha Marlene from Sin Nombre (2009)


Diana Garcia’s character in this movie experiences something rare in the life of a gang girlfriend. For most of her relationship with El Casper, he keeps her hidden from his fellow gang members. Since, you know, gangs share everything. So essentially, she’s mostly not a gang-member girlfriend, spending her days rolling around in her underwear as sunlight beams into her room. That is until gang leader Lil’ Mago finds out she exists and demands that El Casper be generous with his young beauty.

Francine Lucas: “My Dad The Drug Lord”

Francine with father Frank Lucas

Francine with father Frank Lucas

As a toddler, Francine Lucas had a Fendi fur coat, a $10,000 FAO Schwarz train set and more toys than she could play with. She also had dozens of cuddly toy dogs and teddy bears that were stuffed with cash, as were the washer and dryer in her family’s big house in Teaneck, New Jersey. The walls, too, were literally lined with money; there was simply too much to hide under the mattress.

Little Francine had no idea how rich her family was or where the wealth came from. All she knew was that her tall, good-looking father worked nights in “the candy business” and arrived home each morning carrying satchels bulging with cash. Coming through the front door, Frank Lucas would lift his daughter high in the air and coo, “Daddy’s baby.” Then he’d shower, change and cook breakfast while Francine played near him in the kitchen.

Frank was at the stove frying eggs and bacon, with three-year-old Francine at his feet, when federal agents burst into the house one morning in January 1975. She felt comforted for a moment as her dad swept her up and pressed her to his chest, then terrified as strange arms ripped her from him and threw her to the carpet. She witnessed the rest of the chaos from ground level—a rush of shoes, guns and her mother’s screams as her father was taken away by police; he was eventually sentenced to 70 years in prison.

Frank Lucas was not, of course, in the candy business. In the early seventies, he and his gang, The Country Boys, controlled much of the heroin coming from Southeast Asia into the New York area. It was Frank who came up with the idea of shipping dope back from Vietnam in the caskets of dead American soldiers. Shortly before the raid on his house, federal agents seized about $4 million in drugs from just one of his several “stash houses” in Newark, New Jersey. Frank later boasted in a magazine article that he’d even killed a man (something he’s since denied).

For Francine, her dad’s arrest would mark the start of a 30-year odyssey that took her from New Mexico to Puerto Rico to Las Vegas and finally Atlanta. Through it all, she would learn to conceal who she was and what she was thinking, to wrap herself so tightly in an aura of middle-class respectability that no one ever guessed her secret.

But this month brings the release of a movie about Frank Lucas—American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington as Frank, and Russell Crowe as Richie Roberts, the prosecutor who brought him down—and Francine can no longer hide. She figures that the people who know her only as a mortgage broker and suburban mom will put two and two together. So she’s taking control and telling her story in these pages. In doing so, she hopes to shed light on the agony of the 2.4 million American kids who have a father or mother in jail.

Written By  Nell Bernstein

Part 1: A Day With A Gangster’s Wife: Brandy Cavalli

Gangster Girls Blogger Brian Perry of CNN sat down with the film industry’s newest gangster writer Brandy Coke for a one on one to discuss her business and film career.

Brandy is an international marketer, entrepreneur and writer who is now using her skills to launch a new screenwriting career.

Her career began at an early age in the music industry and she has since worked with many artists, most of which whom now have achieved both national and international fame.

Most would describe Brandy as beautiful, cool, and extremely down to earth with a no non-sense demeanor.

She is currently involved in various independent film ventures and also lends her talents to various lifestyle publications.

She is the owner of The Social Mob LLC, a marketing and networking company based out of Atlanta. She is also the lead screenwriter for Femme Fatale Films, an all female screenwriting team.

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All in all, Brandy Cavalli Coke is a young power player in business and she is quickly positioning herself to become a sought after writer in the independent film world.

Tell me a little bit about your organization The Social Mob LLC.

The Social Mob LLC is “my baby”. I started the group as a fun way to socialize with like-minded associates on Facebook. The purpose of the group was to encourage one another to “get money”. I wanted to start a group that we could “mob” together and have a place to share our thoughts with others of the same mentality. It became a “business” kind of by default.

Why did you choose the name “The Social Mob”?

The name came from the group, and I didn’t want to change from a branding aspect, it’s really a unique organization. “Mob” actually means “Money, Opportunities, Business”. Its kind of ‘underground’, not your typical organization.

What is the company’s mission of The Social Mob LLC?

The mission of “The Mob” is provide a networking canvas for young entrepreneurs that also encourages community involvement among young people. We partner with the Young Entrepreneurs Network to mentor college students looking to become entrepreneurs. The ‘moneyops’ team which is an outside marketing team, headed by myself, that provides marketing support for various products, organizations, and companies. In all, The Social Mob is a cluster of all things business and entertainment. We now have about 20-25 affiliates and outside marketing/sales associates. We recently launched FEMME Fatale Films. Its a lot of fun. It’s truly my passion. Lots of fun projects in store!

Why do they call you the IL Capitana?

IL Capitana is a name the was given to me by my Italian cousins. (Brandy’s great grandfather was an Italian wine maker and entrepreneur).

IL CAPO means “the boss or captain” in Italian so IL Capitana means “the female captain”.

I’ve noticed that you also have a charity called The Prettie Committee? Tell me a little bit about that organization.

Yes! My charity provides clothing and accessories for displaced women and young girls. We partner with many local shelters to raise donations and awareness in the community. We try to focus on women that were displaced due to “the lifestyle” and provide resources for the mothers to escape the streets and become productive members of society. We collect trendy clothing that the women can wear to job interviews, church, and other important functions. Appearance can really do alot to raise a woman’s self-esteem and we want to provide the best wardrobes possible to encourage self motivation and esteem.

What made you decide to get into charity work?

Philanthropy is something that is very dear to me. My mother is a lifelong philanthropist and humanitarian and its something that she instilled in me as a young child. I also wanted to give to the community because I feel that I am extremely blessed and feel it is necessary to spread your blessings around to others in a less fortunate position. In all, I just wanted to find a way to giveback to causes that relate to me.

I know that you come from a certain “lifestyle”, tell me a little about your past life.

Well, actually I came from a good home, my mother is a strong, powerful and educated woman. I ended up involved in the street lifestyle due to my choices in men. Personally, I have always been a feisty go-getter and fiercely independent, for that reason I’ve always attracted the bad boys. I started my career in marketing at age 17, even though I’ve always dated a certain kind of guy, I’ve always maintained my OWN identity and career goals. It was somewhat a double life. At work I was a professional and outside of work I dwelled in the underbelly, it was very much a contrast of two worlds.

So you would say you were inducted into the lifestyle, rather than born into it?

I wouldn’t say inducted because I come from a large family of hustlers and gangsters. My uncles and cousins are all street guys so honestly, it was a natural transition for me. I was always a rebel child so it was very easy to fall into the lifestyle but I did not see crime in my household growing up. My first REAL boyfriend was in the ‘streetlife’ and he was alot older than me, so he taught me alot and I took it from there. I jumped headfirst into the life once I left my mother’s house at age 17. At the time I really had no idea what I was getting into, it was a world-wind and I was the ultimate party girl, looking for fun.

Do you have any regrets?

Not really “regrets”, just lessons learned. I would have made some different choices but ultimately my choices are what makes me who I am. What I have been through has made me the strong person I am so I could not say “regret” I would say I would choose different for my children (when I have them). That’s why I try to talk to these young girls and guide them into another direction. I was lucky (BLESSED) to make it out and I want to save as many young women as I can. If I had not experienced the things I did, then I would have no story to tell them.

I know that you spent many years trapped in the lifestyle. How easy or hard was it to transition out of the lifestlye?

It was an easy transition in and a VERY difficult transition out of the lifestyle. You become accustomed to the money, the trips, the diamonds, the cars, the houses, the condos, the power and before you know it, you have spent years trapped in the circle.

Again, I always seem to attract this same kind of guy. After going through questioning, (Story Here) I decided enough was ENOUGH and if I wanted to save my life I would have to make drastic changes. I threw myself into my business and school and that was what helped me to get my mind in another direction, as well as ALOT of prayer and counseling.

Do you have any advice to women still in the lifestyle?

My advice is to position and transition out. It’s not going to be an easy process but it is worth it. I almost found myself in federal prison due to the lifestyle and that forced me to make a choice. There are many community outreach programs and churches that will provide resources, but my advice is to save yourself because no one else will. Once the man is gone, be it to jail or (God forbid) worse, us women are always forced to take care of ourselves and families.. and they will be able to do so.

Part 2 of this interview will be on From A Socialite To The Mob

“Bumpy Johnson’s Widow Refutes Frank Lucas’ “American Gangster” Tales”

Harlem, New York – November 2007 – At age 93, Mayme Johnson has done a lot of living. But as the widow of Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, the original American gangster, who ruled Harlem in the early 20th century, Mayme Johnson has done more living than most! In “Harlem Godfather: The Rap on My Husband, Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson,” (www.HarlemGodfather.com) released by Oshun Publishing Company, Johnson sets the record straight once and for all. Coauthored with Essence Magazine bestselling author, Karen E. Quinones Miller, the novel is not only her an account of her life married to the Black mafia boss, but also a vivid recollection of Harlem in its heyday.

With the release of the blockbuster film, “American Gangster,” Johnson’s voice takes on new meaning. Her husband, Bumpy Johnson was an intrical character in the movie. Frank Lucas, the dope-dealer portrayed by Denzel Washington, says Bumpy Johnson was his mentor, teaching him everything he knew. He goes on to state that he was Bumpy’s second-in-command, and that Bumpy died in his arms in 1968.

Johnson hopes to set the record straight about Lucas. “Frank wasn’t nothing but a flunky, and one that Bumpy never did really trust,” says Johnson. “Bumpy would let Frank drive him around, but you’d better believe that he was never in any important meetings or anything. He would say, you can trust a thief quicker than a liar, because a thief steals money because he needs money, but a liar lies for the hell of it!”

Johnson says she was furious when she first found out that Lucas told a magazine writer that Bumpy died in his arms. Lucas, she says, was nowhere around the night that Bumpy died from a heart attack while dining at the famous Wells Restaurant on Seventh Avenue in Harlem. She says Lucas probably thought he could get away with the lie because he figured everyone who was around Bumpy at the time is now dead.

“Junie Byrd’s gone, Nat Pettigrew’s gone, Sonny Chance is gone, and Finley Hoskin’s gone. Frank would never have said any garbage like that if one of them were alive because he’d know they’d come after him,” Johnson says. “I bet he thought I was gone, too, but I’m not. I’m 93, and I don’t have Alzheimer’s or dementia, and I’m not senile. Frank Lucas is a damn liar and I want the world to know it.”

Johnson says she thinks it’s a shame that Lucas was able to fool Hollywood into believing that he’s a bigger shot than he really is, and points out that if he lied about his relationship with Bumpy there’s no telling what else he may have lied about in the movie. States Johnson, as far as she’s concerned everything in the movie is now suspect.

“That’s why I’m writing this book after all this time,” Johnson explains, adding that while there have been legends, myths, and rumors flying around about Bumpy for decades, she’s never spoken out — even when the movie Hoodlum was released in 1997 and contained all kinds of factual errors about the man she loved – because she never thought the lies were malicious. “They just didn’t know better,” Mayme says. “But this . . . well, Frank does know better. These aren’t errors, these are lies.”

“This book is so important to me,” cites co-author Miller. “Mrs. Johnson is a living treasure. Her memory is so sharp it’s absolutely astounding. At 93, it is crucial that her story finally be told. She is the missing link to the urban legend that is Bumpy Johnson.”

Originally from Harlem, Miller met Bumpy when she was a child and credits him for making her realize the the value of education. Miller is the Essence bestselling author of Satin Doll, I’m Telling, Using What You Got, Ida B., (nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Literary Fiction), and Satin Nights. Her new novel, Passin’, will be released by Warner Books in Winter 2008. Miller is also a former journalist and was a staff reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer for nine years, and has worked as a correspondent for People Magazine.

(Mayme Johnson has since passed since this interview in 2007. She was laid to rest of May 2009, at the age of 94)

Written By Karen E. Quinones, Journalist

Wife of ‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas jailed for five years

According to the NY Post Julianna, who is 65-years old, was arrested in May of 2010 for attempting to sell cocaine to a Puerto Rican informant. Manhattan federal court justice Laura Taylor sentenced Julianna to 5 years in prison.

Standing before the judge, Julianna attempted to win over some leniency saying to the judge:

“I am ashamed that at my age I am standing in front of you… My husband is 81 years old and I would like to spend what time he has with him.”

For those of you who don’t know Frank Lucas, he is one of New York’s most infamous drug dealers, who capitalized millions off of selling heroin throughout the ’60s and ’70s.

Frank Lucas, who served 40 years in prison and was released in 1991, did his time for getting into the drug life. It’s a shame that his wife, at such an old age, has to be locked behind bars.

The story of Frank hit the big screen in the movie American Gangster, starring Hollywood’s actor Denzel Washington.

Written By Amir Rowe

Global Grind Magazine

Emma Aispuro: Sinaloa Cartel

Emma Coronel Aispuro  gave birth to twins. Beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro, la esposa de Joaquin Guzman Loera aka El Chapo or Shorty, visited Southern California, gave birth to El Chapo’s kids, and then returned to Mexico. Officials tell news that the whole process was completely legal.

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For years, El Chapo has been at the top of Mexico’s most wanted list. But Shorty, as head of the Sinaloa cartel, made a unusual list in 2009: Forbes’ Rich List. As of the biggest suppliers of cocaine to the U.S. for two decades, El Chapo was named by Forbes as one of the richest persons in the world.

Forbes told news at the time “In 2008 Mexican and Colombian traffickers laundered between $18 billion and $39 billion in proceeds from wholesale shipments to the U.S. ” It added “Shorty, an alleged tunnels expert, is believed to have directed anywhere from a third to half of that during the past 8 years”.

 Los Angeles investigators reveal that El Chapo’s wife came to Lancaster in July, gave birth to twins, and returned to Mexico thereafter. They add her movement was legal since she is not a wanted person and has dual citizenships.

In 2001, Guzman escaped from a Mexican prison (in a laundry cart no less) just before extradition to the U.S. El Chapo changes his cellphone every day. Standing at 5 feet tall, El Chapo lists his occupation as “shipping”. In 2007, he married the now 22 year old beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro.

Posters around Acapulco featured El Chapo’s warning to law enforcement. “To all citizens, extortion will no longer occur. Sincerely, Shorty Guzman. This will happen to anyone who tries to come into this turf”. That week, fifteen beheaded males were found across the town. The victims were ages 25 to 30.

Alleged Daughter of Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Freed in US

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A woman reported to be the daughter of an infamous Mexican drug lord was deported back to Mexico after pleading guilty for presenting false papers when she entered the country in October 2012.

Alejandrina Guzmán Salazar, 31, was arrested after she tried crossing the border on foot at San Diego’s San Ysidro port of entry. In return for her guilty plea, five other charges, including lying to federal officer and identity theft, were dropped.

According to Reuters, she told U.S. officials her father was Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, at her arrest. Her attorneys, however, would not confirm any relationship to the cartel leader.

Guzmán Salazar, who is seven to eight months pregnant, told authorities she planned to give birth to her child in Los Angeles, according to reports.

“She’s happy to be back in Mexico and out of custody to have her baby,” her attorney, Guadalupe Valencia, said Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. “She’s a doctor and will go back to her life before she was arrested.”

El Chapo, Spanish for “shorty,” escaped from a Mexican prison in a laundry basket in 2001 and has become one of the country’s highest-profile traffickers. In 2011, Forbes magazine listed the billionaire as one of the world’s most powerful people.

Brandy Cavalli (Coke) escapes jail, was jamaican mob boss Christopher “Dudus” Coke to thank?

Courtesy of (CNN) Brandy Coke heads to federal court Atlanta, GA

Christopher “Dudus” Coke, the boss of the international criminal organization known as the “Shower Posse” or the “Presidential Click,” pleaded guilty in August 2011 to one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.

Brandy, who holds Business degrees in International Marketing & Entertainment Management, put her skills to use behind the scenes  with Coke’s entertainment company Presidential Click which organized and sponsored the very popular west Kingston “Champions In Action” event.

Brandy’s career in the industry began at the age of 18 where she worked her way up from a front desk receptionist to A/R director for Southern Music Distribution, an independent music company in Atlanta, GA.

The daughter of a successful music executive, she was born into the entertainment industry and holds a unique skill set for negotiating.

A woman of her own street savvy skills, personality, and connections, she has become a successful business woman in the Marketing & Sales genre and credits her days of “running with the boys” for her teachings.

Like many other gangster molls, she was called into questioning regarding the business dealings of Presidential Click members, a record label allegedly established as an extension of the Shower Posse operations.

After weeks of questioning, she was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing, escaping jailtime, a move that many say, in a round about way, “Dudus” helped her maneuver by his guilty plea.

Stephen H Rosen, Coke’s Lawyer, who is based in Florida, told the Observer that his client’s decision to make a plea was in an effort to have any and all wiretap evidence thrown out.  His guilty plea avoided a lengthy and damaging trial, “I’m pleading guilty because I am,” The New York Times quoted Coke as telling Judge Robert P Patterson

Bebe, a close friend says, “Brandy is a strong chick, through most of the time she was going through all of this she was still carrying on as if nothing had happened. She buried herself into school and work and never spoke much about it, I would ask her about it occassionally but she would just brush it off or say everything was cool.”

In 2009, Brandy formed her own marketing and networking company & charity fundraising organization. Her charity helps provide clothing, food, and financial aid to family members in the poverty stricken Tivoli Gardens neighborhood of Jamaica, Chris Coke’s homeland, as well as Atlanta area neighborhoods where she resides.

Christopher “Dudus” Coke is serving a 23 yr prison sentence in a Federal Correctional Institution, Edgefield, in South Carolina. He is due to be released in the year 2030, and has requested to be deported back to his homeland of West Jamaica.

Though Christopher Coke is incarcerated, he still has a massive following of supporters. The “strongman” was often referred to as the “president” of his community and treated like royalty by neighborhood locals.

Brandy, who is now married to an alleged capo of the Black Mafia Family (BMF), is currently a digital filmmaking & video production student.

She also serves as a professional screenwriter of  independent films and is anticipated to co-produce a Docu-Film which will highlight the REAL inside story of the business savvy ex crime boss and his “soliders”.

She is expected to return to Mr Coke’s homeland neighborhood of Tivoli Gardens in 2014 to capture raw footage for the Independent Film Documentary: 

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For the full story on “Dudus” Coke Check Out The Article: www.vibe.com

Check out the blog for Christopher Coke: Last King Of Jamrock

Brian Perry, Freelance Journalist

CNN, Guardian UK

Brada Hint: Girlfriend of Italian Mafioso

One of Italy’s most-wanted Mafia mobsters was arrested after his blundering girlfriend posted pictures of them on Facebook.

Salvatore D’Avino, 39, was traced by detectives after they spotted the snaps of his heavily pregnant girlfriend Brada Hint in front of sign giving the name and location of a Spanish restaurant.

Italian police alerted the Spanish authorities who traced the couple to their hideout in Marbella on the Costa del Sol and arrested D’Avino.

Blunder: The mobster's girlfriend posted this picture of herself on Facebook showing a sign with the name and location of a popular restaurant
The mobster’s girlfriend, Brada Hint, posted this picture of herself on Facebook showing a sign with the name and location of a popular restaurantD’Avino is said to be a member of the Giuliano clan of the Naples mafia which is known as the Camorra and had been on the run for almost ten years.He was listed on the Italian police’s top 100 most wanted and had several convictions for drug trafficking.

Italian police said he had also been arrested in Spain on drug charges and was said to be part of a plot to flood Marbella with more than 250,000 Ecstasy tablets.

Police said he had been hiding in Morocco for years and travelled to Spain by boat a few days ago and his Moroccan companion followed him under a false name as she was about to give birth.

Hint, 31, published several photos on Facebook of her outside upmarket Marbella nightspot Nikki Beach Club where the couple were staying and police swooped as D’Avino was filling up his car with petrol.

A picture released by Italian police showed him handcuffed and wearing a designer Versace T shirt and shorts as he was led to a waiting squad car flanked by Italian and Spanish police.

The Costa del Sol is a popular haven with gangsters from all over the world – including Britain – which has led to it being dubbed the Costa del Crime, in 2008 British mobsters were involved in a shooting at Nikki Beach Club.

The Giuliano clan is one of the most powerful clans in the historical centre of the southern city of Naples and police had issued two arrest warrants for D’Avino in 2003 and 2007 on drug trafficking and mafia charges and he faces up to 20 years in prison.

Thanks for the tip-off: Italian police contacted the Spanish authorities after spotting the pictures on line

Marshall Angelo Mazzagatti, of the Naples police who led the operation said: “He couldn’t believe it when police arrived and arrested him. He thought after nearly a decade on the run he was home free.

‘When he asked how we had found him and we told him he was not at all happy with his girlfriend who is heavily pregnant and about to give birth.

‘When we saw the pictures on Facebook we could not believe his girlfriend had been so stupid. It was very easy to track them down as she was stood in front of a restaurant sign in Marbella.’

He added that D’Avino’s Moroccan born girlfriend was not wanted by police and would probably be released after questioning.

It is not the first time that a wanted mobster has been arrested by Italian police through Facebook.

Last year on the run Pasquale Manfredi, 33, was held after police were tipped off he was a user and were given the false log in he was signing in with.

He was wanted for murder after blowing up a rival with a bazooka and they tracked him down through the Internet provider address as he surfed the web from his hideout in Isola Capo Rizzuto.

While in another incident earlier this year another mobster was caught after he posted on his Facebook site he was attending a biker’s rally in France giving the exact venue and date.