Top 10 Most Powerful Organized Crime Groups

The Top Ten
1 La Cosa Nostra (Italian Mafia)

My father was a top member in the gambino family. He taught me there way of life. Rule#1 never rat! Those who are weak get out! This is real life not a movie... need to understand this. You know what your getting into before you do it. Don't give another a life sentence for your mistakes. Shut your mouth admit to nothing and do your time like a real stand up guy. We are gangsters not gang bangers... This is are way of life. Us against them it comes down to who is smarter. We have something they don't. We live the life they don't if it wasn't for rats they would never catch us. So if someone out there is wanting to be a gangster think about what I'm saying? It's all about money and respect. You have to be an earner..

Italian mafia is still strong they just changed the way of doing business. They're not as strong as they once were but then again who is? They had more power than the US President no one In this day and age will EVER come remotely close to being that powerful so the next time you hear someone say the Italians are finished, tell them they're either naive or clueless they still have a stranglehold on much of the criminal underworld believe it or not.

The most organized, powerful mafia there is known. All of these gangs get their criminal activities from these people. These people are cold-blooded killers. If they wanted to get rid of these gangs they would. They are not educated people but know how to run illegal business. The word mafia is now used in a lot of gangs but in Italian it means swagger.

Italian mafia have 3 elite groups. Located in sicily, calabria and napoli total members 340,000. I lived in italy for most of my life, and I can honestly say the people are the wolves and the government are the sheep. Keep your mouth shut and your opinions to yourself.

2 Japanese Yakuza

Largest mafia ever.

3 The Russian Mafia

Considering the vast membership of the russian mafia, they must be top dogs with all that troops.

Organised and extremely violent. Considered as the most powerful mafia in the world.

Russian Mafia top dogs

They are now the top dogs of crime because of their military skills

4 Albanian Mafia

One of the most ruthless mafias. Have taken over the organized crime underground of Milan.

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5 Mexican Mafia

Sell a lot of drugs and make a lot of money. Very Strong worldwide.

6 Israeli Mafia
7 Chinese Triads

Hopefully with all new anti-corruption campaigns, they get screwed soon.

Triads are the founding fathers of all organized crime.

8 Colombian Drug Cartels

The leader of the Medellin Cartel, Pablo Escobar, he alone was responsible for over a thousand deaths of law enforcement officers and civilians. The Medellin Cartel bought off almost all law enforcement officers, and also had countless officials in the Colombian government on their payoff list. They also dominated the worlds cocaine trade for years with no worthy contenders from outside nations.The Medellin Cartel alone generated close to $10B. When Escobar was killed and the cartel was diminished by Colombian law enforcement and the DEA, their rivals, the Cali Cartel, immediately took their place at the top of the cocaine trade and thrived.

9 The Five Families NYC

Also the Italian mafia. The New York Mafia was the most powerful organized crime syndicate in the world since 1931. They dominated crime in the US just the five families in NY were the strongest crime figures in the United States. NYC was mafia territory and all oter gangs knew that they owned illegal businesses all over the city. There were no such things as gangs when they were around. Gangs started gaining power after the fall of the mafia in the city. They ran NYC. They had more power than the president and even the president said that about them. They bribed cops an they did whatever they wanted. Never payed for drinks and had a lot of territories in NY. They were just unstoppable but today there not well known.

This organized crime has the best resources and can take on the United States.

They could take over the U.S., then another country, then the world.

10 Ndrangheta

Controls 70-80% of cocaine in Europe, grew bigger than any other Italian mafia, close links to Colombian & Mexican cartels, operate in Northern American, Mainland Europe & Australia.

Who controls more than 3% of Italian GDP, has 10,000 members, and over $60 billion in yearly revenue and is a global player in crime and drugs? Not La Cosa Nostra.

The Contenders
11 Serbian Mafia

Lots of the Serbian Mafia members are ex-military. They're dangerous, and ruthless. A smaller more organized Russian Mafia.

12 Bloods
13 Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan (also known as the KKK) is a secret hate group formed in 1866 and is located in the United States of America. The group is notorious for their political ideologies, which include white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-immigration, anti-communism, Christian terrorism, Anti-Catholicism, Antisemitism,, Neo-fascism, Neo-Nazism and Anti-Islam. Each member of the group is characterized by wearing a white robe and a pointed mask.
14 Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)
15 Aryan Brotherhood
16 ETA
17 Crips
18 18th Street Gang
19 Gay Mafia
20 Los Zetas

They are sadistic killers who do the most inhumane torture possible for the sake of pleasure
if you're not convinced just visit "" *warning: disturbing snuff films"

21 Comando Vermelho

They're the scariest

22 Hells Angels
23 Black P Stones

Well known in Illinois

24 Latin Kings
25 Georgian Mafia
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