organized crime

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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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Scott Linegar, 39, ran a drug ring in Surrey and the South East for two years, using stun guns to intimidate anyone who crossed him.
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According to news reports published earlier this year, federal authorities believe a South Texas drug ring recruited various law enforcement officials as part of an effort to steal dope from traffickers and then stage police seizures that contained sham cocaine.
They are forced to relive the horrors of their adolescence when their captain decides their youthful appearance makes them the perfect undercover agents to crack a high-school drug ring.
Prosecutors said his drug ring operated in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other nations, and said Sitzmann used airplanes, luggage and trucks with secret compartments to move the drugs around the world.
According to one of the initials reports raised at the meeting, the unidentified gunmen belonged to a big illegal drug ring that operates in this city and nearby areas in the Lanao region.
Brown, aged 48, of Carnbroe Avenue, Binley; Paton, aged 29, of Laurel Close, Potters Green; Bennett, aged 29, of Deedmore Road, Wood End; and Dunn, aged 56, of Newhall Road, Henley Green, had admitted their involvement with the drug ring at an earlier trial.
PEKyN (CyHAN)- Chinese police has arrested 32 people and confiscated more than 50 kilograms of heroin in a campaign against a drug ring in central China's Hunan Province, local authorities said Wednesday.
Just opened THE STARS Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum THE VERDICT Hill and Tatum were great in 2012's 21 Jump Street, playing a pair of inept cops trying to break a drug ring by pretending to be highschool students.
was the kingpin of an organised drug ring in Russia and fled the country after members of the ring were arrested.