Friday, May 11, 2012

2012 Current News: The Top Mafia Gangs of The World

Mafia gangs are the criminal organizations around the world.

 They are transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals for the purpose of engaging in illegal activity, most commonly for monetary profit. Gangs may become "disciplined" enough to be considered "organized". The first organization to bear the label was the Sicilian Mafia based in Sicily, known to its members as Cosa Nostra. In the United States, "the Mafia" generally refers to the Italian American Mafia. Other high level organized crime groups such as the American prison gang the Mexican Mafia use the term "Mafia" to describe their group. Latin American drug cartels are often considered Hispanic or Latino Mafia's. Other international organizations described as mafias include the Russian Mafia, the Irish Mob, the Chinese Triads, the Japanese Yakuza etc. There are also a number of localized mafia organizations around the world bearing no link to any specific ethnic background. We are listing here top mafia gangs of the world.

Russian Mafia

Russian Mafia gangs are called bratvas which means brotherhood in Russian. Their activities goes beyond Russia like, prostitution in Macau, and China, illegal drug trafficking in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, money laundering in Cyprus, Israel, Belgium and England. Russia's criminals operate in 50 countries.and and their estimated business is more than $ 50 billion.

Serbian Mafia

Serbian mafia is mainly linked with drug trafficking, contract killings, racketeering, robbery, and control rates and gambling houses. There are hundreds of Serbian mafia who are the major drug cartels in the world.

Albanian Mafia

The Albanian mafia is widely present in the U.S. and Britain. They are involved in human trafficking, racketeering , alcohol and tobacco, prostitution, and car theft . They are infamous for their brutality used for revenge.

American Cosa Nostra

Cosa Nostra is the American mafia with meaning, ‘Our Thing’. At the time, it was understood as a proper name, fostered by the FBI and disseminated by the media. The designation gained wide popularity and almost replaced the term Mafia. The FBI even added the article La to the term, calling it La Cosa Nostra.

Colombian Drug Cartels

Drug cartels are criminal organizations developed with the primary purpose of promoting and controlling drug trafficking operations. They range from loosely managed agreements among various drug traffickers to formalized commercial enterprises. Colombian mafia is one of the world's largest supplier of cocaine. Colombian drug mafia has existed since the mid-60's of last century..

Chinese Triads

Triads are the Chinese mafia who has made their presence in most powerful mafia gangs in the world. They organize human trafficking and establish flows of illegal migration. The Chinese triads are leader in human trafficking in countries of the European Union.

Japanese Yakuza

The Japanese mafia is well known throughout the world. They have one hundred and twenty thousand people in yakuza. Japanese yakuza deals in racketeering, distribution of pornography banned in Europe and America, prostitution and illegal immigration to Europe.

Meksikanskaya Mafia

Mexican Mafia is one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the America. This mafia was organized for the protection of Mexicans imprisoned in the U.S., from other criminals and to secure the prisons. They are indulged in extortion and drug trafficking.

Jamaican Mafia

The Jamaican mafia group control their operations of arms trade and drugs, in Britain. This Mafia does not infiltrate government agencies and they have no real structure Therefore not as strong as the other mafia gangs.

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