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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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In one of the biggest anti-vice strikes in the city on triad-controlled prostitution rackets - an organized crime syndicate based in countries like Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and nations with burgeoning Chinese population - police arrested 14 men and 61 women, aged between 19 and 64, and seized HK$380,000 ($48,450) in cash.
We are not fighting an ordinary organized crime syndicate.
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The beautifully photographed co-production is about a local forensic expert (Montano) who teams up with an heiress (Ozawa) to a transnational organized crime syndicate originating from Japan.
Struggling to understand why her parents kept this surprising history hidden, Claire combs through anything that might give her information about her father--until she discovers that he was a member of the yakuza, a Japanese organized crime syndicate.
A mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering and the arbitration of disputes in criminal markets.
Japan's biggest organized crime syndicate has launched its own website, complete with corporate song and a strong anti-drugs message, as the yakuza looks to turn around its outdated image and falling membership, Focus reported.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has decided to reappoint Makoto Taki as justice minister, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Wednesday, following the resignation of Keishu Tanaka over his past connections with a yakuza organized crime syndicate.
Additionally, while readers might draw connections between Mo's manipulation by the organized crime syndicate and her exploitation by the Arc leaders, the text does little to develop this association, and the story seems somewhat labored by too many plot lines.
He goes against a nationwide organized crime syndicate to maintain an independent Builders' Association angering elite wiseguys.
While investigating an assault on a member of an organized crime syndicate 2 weeks later, police found fake driver's licenses and lists of suspected terrorists, including the names of some workers from the handbag shop, in the man's apartment.
The police aim to choke off one of the main financial sources of the country's most powerful organized crime syndicate through the investigation, they said.