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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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Aguirre stood by Catapang's allegations that Mercedita Dumlao belonged to a criminal syndicate that facilitated the payment for private properties utilized in road projects funded by the government in General Santos City using bogus land titles.
Antonio Trillanes IV alleged was proof of his membership in an international criminal syndicate.
This criminal syndicate purportedly submitted fake titles in the name of non-existent persons to allow them to claim from the Department of Public Works and Highways the just compensation from the expropriation of land which will be supposedly occupied by government projects," Aguirre said.
Little is known about the Black Death criminal syndicate said to have been behind the model's kidnap.
Quite the contrary, it underscores that destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen by the global criminal syndicate was never enough.
This criminal syndicate, composed mainly of Iraqi nationals, was responsible for collecting the proceeds of heroin sales throughout Europe (Spain, the Netherlands, Italy and the UK) and laundering these funds to the Middle East through Germany, with an estimated total amount of 5 million euro already laundered.
The criminal syndicate is also believed to have committed large-scaled fixed deposit scams at other public sector banks, including UCO Bank, Syndicate Bank, Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, and Dhanalakshmi Bank.
The front-man of the criminal syndicate was Jaker Hosain Chowdhury - who, reportedly, during 1971 Bangladesh's liberation war was a Rajakar that collaborated with the Pakistan military; he was an employee in a madrasa before developing skills in forgery and extortion to victimize vulnerable people.
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The name of which criminal syndicate translated means 'our thing''?
The operation infected computers with malware designed to divert internet traffic to designated sites featuring advertisements fro which the criminal syndicate was compensated to the tune of some $14 million dollars during the course of the scam.