Top 10 Most Dangerous Criminal Organizations

The movies do a good job in making us believe that organized crime syndicates are composed of people with Italian accents and are lovable characters. The truth is that criminal organizations exist in every country and almost all governments are under either direct or indirect influence of these groups. Ever wonder how tons of drugs are smuggled across borders in the world? While you think about that, read on about the most dangerous underworld groups in the world.

10. The Five Families

This group is based in the United States and the members specialize in bookmaking, extortion and drug trafficking, among other crimes. This group is not as strong as they used to be, but have still managed to squeeze through on this list.

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9. United Bamboo

Based in Taiwan, United Bamboo’s criminal activities include contract killing, gambling and bribery. This group has been notorious for its somewhat old-school code of ethics, which demands the members to be united while keeping “harmony with the people”.

8. Tijuana Cartel

When the Colombian drug cartels fell in the 1990s, a vacuum was created which was filled by three Mexican crime groups. Tijuana Cartel is one of them. Drug trafficking is the crime this group is most notorious for.

7. Dai Huen Jai

Prostitution, fraud, counterfeiting and human trafficking are among the crimes that this group is known to be involved in. Dai Huen Jai is based in China and some people are of the opinion that this organization was one of the by-products of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.

6. Sicilian Mafia

Based in Sicily, the Sicilian mafia is thought to feature as many as 100 families. A large amount of territory is covered by this crime group including the United States. According to reliable estimates, there may be as many as 2,500 affiliates of this group based in America.

5. 14K

This is one of the biggest traditional triad that exists in Hong Kong. Until the 1990s it was thought to be the biggest in the world until the infamous criminal trial of the alleged head of a 14K cell. It is thought that this group has spread into other parts of Asia.

4. D-Company

This crime group has a couple of bases (India and the UAE) and is known for arms dealing, terrorisms and contract killings. Dawood Ibrahim, the alleged boss, has been wanted and missing for a long time.

3. ‘Ndrangheta

There are more than 10,000 members in ‘Ndrangheta and is able to generate revenues of tens of billions of dollars every year. This group is one of the major cocaine suppliers in all of Europe.

2. Yamaguchi-gumi

Based in Kobe, Japan, Yamaguchi-gumi is the strongest yakuza of the country. The strength of this group today is estimated to be around 40,000.

1. Solntsevskaya Bratva

Also known as the Russian mafia, Solntsevskaya Bratva has been dubbed by the feds as the “most dangerous people on earth”. This group is based in Moscow, Russia and there may be as many as 300,000 members divided across 450 groups.

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