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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
Translations

organized crime

organized crime

ncriminalità organizzata
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He was detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 on suspicion of enhancing the ability of a criminal organisation to commit or facilitate a serious offence.
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After a five-hour testimony, the court ordered the head of Golden Dawn to be sent to jail for running a criminal organisation.
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Frank Dillon, defending, said: "He became involved in what was plainly a criminal organisation.
SIR - In consideration that the Hillsborough inquiry has exposed the Yorkshire police as a corrupt criminal organisation, would it not be appropriate to inquire into their paramilitary conduct and handling of the miners' strike?
Australia: Australia s most populous state is set to declare the Hells Angels a criminal organisation after a string of drive-by shootings believed to be linked to gang violence, a report said Tuesday.
The large economic resources which this criminal organisation has, or had, allowed them to contract private flights," the paper quoted Poire, as saying.
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