Top 10 Biggest Mafias in the World

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Mafias are the secretive groups involved in organized crimes spread over almost all the countries. They are referred to by the name of the country they originated in and the majority of members will be of this nationality. They usually aspire to have a monopoly over illegal activities like drugs, firearm trafficking trade in everything from stolen art to nuclear technology and so on and so forth. This list is about the mafia groups and their activities. They are listed in an increasing order of their influence in the world.

10. The Five Families

The Five Families are the five major Italian-American Mafia crime families which have dominated organized crime in New York City since the 1930s. Prior to this was the Maranzano Family and the Masseria Family which ultimately ended up with the two families fighting each other during a period known as the Castellammarese War. The Five Families, under the suggestion of Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano, were responsible for the establishment of The Commission, a council which demarcated territory between the previously warring factions and governs Mafia activities in the United States. The Five Families in New York remain as the powerhouse of the Sicilian Mafia in the US.

9. The Albanian Mafia

The Albanian Mafia consists of a large number of criminal organizations which are based in Albania. They are active in US and European countries as well. It is said that the Albanian mafia spread to international levels in the 1980s. Organized crime prevailed in Albania right from the 15th century. In United States and United Kingdom, they run sex and drug trafficking rackets and are known for quick use of violence for vengeance.

Territory European Union, Albania, Kosovo,Macedonia, Greece, Belgium,Scandinavia, Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom .
Ethnicity Albanians
Criminal activities Arms trafficking, Assassinations,Assault, Attempted murder, Auto theft, Bank fraud, Bankruptcyfraud, Blackmailing, Bodyguardingservices, Bribery, Car bombings,Contract killing, Drug trafficking,Extortion, Fraud, Human trafficking, Infiltration of Legitimate businesses,Infiltration of Politics, illegal gambling, Insurance fraud, Jewellery and Gems theft,Kidnapping, Legitimate businesses, Military corruption, Military Equipment smuggling, Money laundering, Murder, Police corruption, Political corruption,protection racket, Racketeering,Tax evasion, Theft, Witness intimidation, and Witness tampering