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Monday, November 1, 2021

New York, NY: Drug Boss Alpo Martinez Killed in Harlem

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Mr. Martinez, 55, who was immortalized in the film “Paid in Full,” played a prominent role in New York’s violent cocaine wars of decades past.

Alberto (Alpo) Martinez, whose cocaine-dealing empire stretched from New York to Washington, D.C., at the height of bloody drug turf wars three decades ago, was shot and killed in Harlem early Sunday, according to a high-ranking police official.

The police said a 55-year-old man was shot several times in the chest, chin and arm while sitting in the driver’s seat of a Dodge Ram on West 147th Street near Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

The police official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the information, identified the man as Mr. Martinez, whose exploits had been immortalized in hip-hop songs and in the 2002 film “Paid in Full.”

The police responded to the scene around 3:30 a.m. after receiving 911 calls and alerts from a system that detects gunshots. The man was transported to Harlem Hospital Center and declared dead on arrival.

He was found carrying identification bearing the name Abraham Rodriguez, according to the police.

His vehicle had temporary plates from Texas, the police said. No arrests had been made as of Sunday evening.

In a prison interview with F.E.D.S. magazine quoted in The New York Times in 1999, Mr. Martinez — who confessed to 14 murders before becoming a government witness — described shooting a boyhood friend, Richard Porter, in 1990 because he suspected him of cutting in on drug deals.

“Paid in Full” also portrayed Mr. Porter’s life and his relationship with Mr. Martinez.

An accomplice had shot Mr. Porter twice, Mr. Martinez told the editor of the publication, which circulated among inmates. “He didn’t die, so I shot him in the head,” Mr. Martinez said.

Mr. Martinez said that he and an accomplice then dumped the body on City Island in the Bronx.

Mr. Martinez was raised in New York and came to play a prominent role in the violent turf battles over dealing cocaine and crack cocaine there starting in the 1980s.

He expanded his empire to Washington, D.C., where in 1991, he was arrested and later charged with 14 counts of murder, including the murders of a D.C. drug dealer and a Brooklyn drug dealer, among a slew of other charges.

New York Times

58 comments:

  1. Italian mafia killed him! The mob is back

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    1. There we go, starting to spread rumors.

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    2. Italian mafia are pussies long past their prime. They’re full of snitches. FBI broke the Italian families down to rats and snakes.. BIG FACTS

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    3. That's exactly what I was going to come here and say... As a joke obviously...as we have our daily inquiry of the Italian mob activity... Lol

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    4. The aftermath of the hit is on YouTube, pretty solid hit tho

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    5. The italian mob are pussies? Xhild and innocent killers arw pussies like everysingle mexican disorganized crime organization leaders. The mob make a living robbing drug dealers. The most powerful criminal organization in the usa is not some gay fucked in the ass prison gang or some foreign cartel with bosses hiding like bitches in some shithole mexican mountain, its the genovese crime family with the gambinos and the chicago outfit. These crime families still have more than 200 soldiers. Rivers of money going up the latter to their underbosses and bosses. And as far as this article Alpo killed ppl that didnt need to get killed.

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    6. 6:22 is bitch ass secret management. And what do u think the mexican mafia does? Thet tax cartel drug dealers on the streets. You dont operate without paying your issue. The italian mob is nothing comared to what they were. Youre a moron to compare the power of cartels to the gambinos and genovese lmao seriously?? The cartels have generals and presidents on n their pockets. They move tons of drugs literally. They run like fortune 500 companies
      . Italians tax drug dealers lol yeah they do but where are the drugs coming from?! Lol who stil moves more drugs after being taxed haha italians more powerful than the cartels. Even the mexican mafia.they have 200+ made men. And rvery single one of the sureños on the street are expected to participate if needed which is 200k soldiers on the streets throughout Cali and more throughout US. Lmao you realy made my day bro.

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    7. 1:23 where in the Fken hell, does it say it was the Italian Mafia?
      No where pure speculation on your fken part.

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    8. Kathy, is that you? Kathy, why the obsession with the mafia? Some godfather role play fantasy that's been lingering for years? Kathy, your getting annoying now.

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    9. The Bondoggie does tap dance.

      Kathi fro. Indonesia believes only in Mafias.

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  2. Thats what happens to the ones who dont want to be low key

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    1. Agree had to be a show off, that's what happens. Say that's the area the Puerto Rican Rubio lives.

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    2. That Rubio was going out with Miss H.

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    3. 9:26 if that's true, miss H will get her forehead bumped against the concrete wall

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    4. Lol...no bumpies here. No Rubio since prom night.

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  3. Should have never gone back to harlem, after he got out hed pop up here and there in nyc with bodyguards, later on you could see him riding around on his motorcycle acting like he didn't have a care in the world, but that mf had a debt to pay and now it's paid in full...I think porters people's said they were popping champagne when they heard the news

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  4. People are glamorizing it making it seem it was for something he did back in the day !! I bet it was over some minor dispute with some young dude on some Benny blanco vibe

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    1. "Benny Blanco vibe" 😂😂 Real shit your probably right 💯🤟

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    2. Maybe it was Benny from the Bronx https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2021/11/01/alpo-martinez-was-throwing-drugs-out-of-window-following-shooting/amp/

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    3. Can you believe after everything he’d been through,, the top of the game, to being a rat and serving 20+ years… he decides to be running around NY in the middle of the night selling dime bags? Lol.

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    4. Can you believe after all the shit this guys done. He decided to go back to Harlem to sell “baggies”. Good on him….

      Had to love him in paid in full tho.

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  5. In the words of Mr. Martinez " Yo B niggas get shot Everyday"

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  6. This is a good message for the 69's out there.

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  7. I’m sure Rich, Rich’s nephew, their family & AZ aren’t shedding any tears over Alpo’s demise... a murderer & a snitch who was glamorized for the wrong reasons... dude shoulda been smart & stayed off the radar instead he was like OJ “looking for the real killers...” It took some time but now his debt is Paid In Full...

    -Holden D. Cash

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  8. Eso le pasó por andar ahi de caliente

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  9. James Brown sorry to hear another died in your crib. You keep seeing death around. Barney Harris is in another universe. Take care of yourself dudo.

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    1. Sorry for your loss James Brown.

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    2. It's ok Brown, he choose his destiny and died what he loved best, shooting up Cjng safehouses.

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  10. Por güey lo chacalearon ,pero pues le quedo el consuelo de morir en su rancho.

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  11. Lol, another glorified idolized scumbag who dealt poison killed people and of course snitched when he got arrested! The USA gov and their filthy deals letting multiple murderers off because they snitch on other multiple murderers and some filthy poison peddlers. The deal should’ve been… life without either in Marion or Florence or life without in Atlanta or Leavenworth. Fuck that piece of shit and fuck that show that glamorized him!

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    1. There you are, people are asking for your tacos, including the Almo nuthugger.

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    2. ALPO was dog food first of all.
      Then I am sure he worked for rich white people above him that sold his ass down the river and kept all the warnings.
      The eyetalian mobsters Rudi Giulianni bring down suspect rudi handed it all to the Red Mafiya and has been working for them ever since, even after getting disbarred, but they got more than they bargained for, a presidency of the US included.

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    3. Leavenworth, marion, and atlanta are all mediums now lol- and im pretty sure marion is a sex offender prison Also-
      Alpo belongs in adx with that shithead kaboni savage

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  12. Where is Whitey E Coyote
    I need tacos.

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    1. 9:47 you can eat tacos de mugre con queso de las patas o del pescado que sabe a pollo

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    2. I think he sells them as "Whiteys Famous Raping Tacos" for $2.69.

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    3. Lol at Whitey's Famous Raping tacos, it does make since , as he always used the "rape" word. So if they are 2.69, what's the price on Taco Tuesday?

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    4. Whitey is a cheapskate, does not discount them on Tuesdays.

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    5. Buy one get one RAPE taco on taco Tuesday's. "Bring the family for family fun RAPE taco's, only at Whiteys"

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    6. Sorry Whitey, I'm sure your a nice guy, just poking fun. You are enthusiastic though, about every, every, thing you write. We know you really, really hate rape, which is always a bonus 10 points.
      Sit down and enjoy a tasty RAPE 🌮. They are delicious!

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    7. Lol miss H
      You have a since of humor 😃,

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  13. He once killed many.
    The grim reaper finally came looking for him.
    Karma murdered as he murdered.

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    1. Whatever happened to Rubio the Puerto Rican from NYC?

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    2. ...one can only wonder...sigh, a girl can dream🎇. I dream of having heavy Bronx accent laden broken Spanglish whispered in my ear. Probably something along the lines of "Yo HETHOR, why you over cook tator-tots again, huh?"😂

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    3. ...But in all honesty, joking aside, I'm sure Rubio is a good guy. Always says nice things. Who knows, could collect JonBenet Ramsey memorabilia too?
      I am in school full time and have too much time on my hands...apologies for the frequent babbles occurring lately.

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    1. That’s the New York Times for you. The best of the best. 🤪

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  15. That was a tight shot grouping. A total pro unlike most of the spray and pray gangstas.

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    1. You ok bro? Glad you are doing fine.

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    2. @1:08. I'm doing better than Alpo, apparently.

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  16. New York Post article:
    NYC drug kingpin Alpo Martinez was throwing drugs out of truck window following shooting
    https://nypost.com/2021/11/01/alpo-martinez-was-throwing-drugs-out-of-window-following-shooting/

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