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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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NNA - Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri issued the following statement: The terrorist attack that targeted the village of Qaa in the Bekaa valley is a terrorist crime, organized in the caves of obscurity, and an episode in a hellish series that plans to extend the Syrian fire to the neighboring countries, and spread chaos in all societies.
He covers organized crime as a construct and as an object of study, empirical manifestations of organized crime, organized crime and society, and the big picture and the arsenal of counter-measures.
The meeting discussed various areas of cooperation in the fight against different types of crime, organized crime, the issues of information exchange, training.