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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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The goal of the project is to protect the public against terrorism and all forms of organized crime.
The UN official added that he is keen on cooperation with Kuwait in the future, noting that the Vienna office approved a special program to support Kuwait in combating cross-border organized crimes, if his office received a request from Kuwaiti authorities in this regard.
In an exclusive interview with KUNA, on the sideline of sixth session of UN Conference on combating organized crime to parties involved here, Fedetov said that cooperation with Kuwait comes through the regional UN office in Abu Dhabi, which is in charge of following up on crimes and drugs in the gulf area.
As Table 1 suggests, there is not an unlimited number of transnational organized crimes, but a limited number of criminal activities that characterize nearly all organized crime.
Nevertheless, there is emerging evidence that this approach can be useful in reducing organized crimes by limiting criminal opportunities and minimizing harm.
Abdollahi further pointed to Iran's proposals for the achievement of ECO goals, and said Tehran has proposed that practical mechanisms be specified for the advancement of a coherent regional strategy in an effort to prevent, control and defuse trans-national organized crimes and terrorism.
security cooperation among all members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in a bid to effectively confront organized crime in the entire region.
More than 20 side events are set to discuss a variety of organized crimes related issues ranging from serious and organized crime threat assessments, to trafficking in persons and firearms.
Thursday, 07 July 2005, 07:59C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 09 SOFIA 001207SIPDISHOMELAND SECURITY PLEASE PASS TO SECRET SERVICEEO 12958 DECL: 07/07/2015TAGS PINR, KCRM, PGOV, EINV, ECON, KCOR, BU, Organized CrimeSUBJECT: (U) BULGARIAN ORGANIZED CRIME (C-CN5-00054)REF: A.

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