5 Crime Syndicates In The World That You Haven’t Heard About

The criminal organizations in the world operate on a very different level, the cops, government etc nothing has been able to do yet anything to these syndicates.

There may also be speculations about countries which they rule provide a leverage to these institutions.

Here are some interesting facts and truths about these dangerous crime organizations:

1) Yakuza in Japan:

This being one of the oldest criminal company in the world, it was founded around the 17th century. Operating from Japan, with members figuring up to 102,560 this syndicate has people  segregated in different countries around the globe. They indulge in ‘activities’ of gambling, drugs, racketeering and cyber crime. The head of this syndicate is Tsukasa Shinobu.

2) Camorra in Italy:

Camorra is a secret crime society operating from Italy’s Campania region. Established in the 17th century, it has a strange operating style as the members of Camorra company operate independently of each other and not as a group but still are the part of a syndicate. Their core ‘business’ is drug trafficking, extortion, prostitution etc. Paolo Di Lauro is the boss of this Italian mafia.

3) Sinaloa Cartel, Mexico:

Biggest drug cartel in Mexico and the most powerful drug trafficking firm in the world, Sinaloa Cartel’s main source of money is drugs. According to the reports, nearly $4 billion is earned only from Americans, who spend approximately $100 billion on drugs every year. Ismael Zambada Garcia is the boss of this cartel.

4) Ndrangheta in Italy:

Ndrangheta is an organized crime group in Italy, centred in Calabria. This is a rural group which has limited his activities in the proximity of the area only. Ndrangheta contributes around Italy’s 3% GDP – the group being extremely rich. Giuseppe Morabito, the head of this group earns from drug trafficking, weapon supplying, prostitution and contract killing.

5) Mungiki in Kenya:

Mungiki means ‘united people’. It is a criminal organization operating from Kenya. Mungiki was founded by Maina Njenga in the late 1980’s and it operates in the country’s second largest slum Mathare. They make money from activities are extortion, corruption etc.

Did you ever hear about this crime syndicates before?

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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