crime syndicate


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a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

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In the early nineties, a group within the Indian organised crime syndicate D-Company led by Sautya, Chhota Shakeel and Sharad Shetty had started to resent the growing clout and influence of Rajan.
He claimed that the materials that have been relied upon by the police, seeking cancellation of his bail, were flimsy and there were no evidence to prove that he had communicated with any alleged bookie or members of the purported crime syndicate.
This story didn't even make the front or back pages of the Singapore newspapers and that says a lot about either how much influence the crime syndicates have or how much they are feared.
Of his attendance at the party, Tanaka said that members of the crime syndicate "happened to be there" and that he "would not have gone" if he had known they would be there.
CHICAGO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Crime Commission is warning that if the gambling legislation that passed in the Illinois legislature becomes law, political corruption and Crime Syndicate infiltration will follow.
The Calabria region where the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate is based would be a "failed state" if it were independent, while it and its Sicilian counterpart would be the main beneficiaries of a bridge project backed by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, US diplomats wrote.
KYOTO - A gangster ranked second-in-command to the imprisoned boss of Japan's largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, was arrested Thursday for allegedly extorting some 40 million yen from a man in Kyoto from the end of 2005 to 2006, Kyoto prefectural police said.
The man entered a real-estate agent office and said he was a member of a crime syndicate before he opened fire around 2:30pm local time (0530 GMT).
The woman was trying to traffic the drugs into an undisclosed Asian country from Dubai International Airport for an international crime syndicate, according to an official from the Anti-narcotic Department.
The feud, involving two rival families, drew international attention to the 'ndrangheta, a crime syndicate based in the southern region of Calabria.
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 Mara Salvatrucha (otherwise known as MS-13) is a very violent Salvadoran-based crime syndicate, with an estimated 15,000-20,000 gang members in more than 30 U.
Three cases involving explosions and gunshots apparently occurred at crime syndicate outposts in Fukuoka Prefecture from late Wednesday night until early Thursday morning, police said.
But in December 2000, the head of the Taiwan crime syndicate Four Seas Gang, Yang Kuang-nan, was sent back to Taiwan by plane via Macao, establishing a new pattern for repatriating high-profile criminals.
The three men are allegedly part of an organised crime syndicate.