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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.
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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

ncriminalità organizzata
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Transnational organized crime is crime organized and executed across national borders by organized groups or networks of criminals.
He was addressing a play up media event here for United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) projects, aimed at enhancing air cargo security, combating transnational organized crime, strengthening border security against illicit drug trafficking and response to counter terrorism.
The agencies shared UK experience and expertise in tackling terrorism, serious organized crime and financial crime.
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