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organized crime

n.
1. Crime committed by groups engaged in planned and sustained criminal activities.
2. The people and the groups involved in such criminal activities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.organized crime - underworld organizationsorganized crime - underworld organizations    
social group - people sharing some social relation
yakuza - organized crime in Japan; an alliance of criminal organizations and illegal enterprises
gang, mob, pack, ring - an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
underworld - the criminal class
Sicilian Mafia, Maffia, Mafia - a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
Black Hand - a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century
Camorra - a secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail
crime syndicate, syndicate, mob, family - a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
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organized crime

organized crime

ncriminalità organizzata
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The girls were victims of an organised crime syndicate that indulged in trafficking of girls.
The 42-year-old, who was apprehended at a house in the Burma Hills area of country's capital Accra, is suspected of being a member of an organised crime syndicate from Liverpool.
Drawing on exclusive interviews and previously unseen footage, the documentary looks at how an organised crime syndicate arranged a hit on three police officers.
A former associate of Chhota Rajan, Dawood Ebrahim is the leader of the Indian organised crime syndicate D-Company founded in Mumbai.
The prosecution has claimed before the HC that "Pragya, Purohit and nine others were part of an organised crime syndicate and their involvement in at least two more cases prompted invocation of MCOCA".
According to the authorities, Gardiner was recruited by an organised crime syndicate in Sydney.
Edge Hill university highflier Alex Foy, 22, was one of two men jailed yesterday for their roles in the organised crime syndicate.
They're nothing more than legislators who embrace the same organised crime syndicate.
However, they did claim an organised crime syndicate based in Asia was behind the operation.
Rob Wainwright, director of Europol - the European Union's law enforcement agency, said at a press conference in The Hague: "This is the work of a suspected organised crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe.
TOKYO (TAP) - Japan's justice minister quit on Tuesday because of ill health, a cabinet official said, after calls for his resignation over past ties to an organised crime syndicate, dealing another blow to unpopular Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
The court also sent Gawli to ten-year imprisonment each for being a member of the organised crime syndicate and extortion.