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..

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 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.

These guys secretly control almost everything. From small news stands to large casinos in Vegas. Yes they are not as powerful as they were in the 30's but they'll come back even stronger. Hit them with fists, they hit you with a bat. Stab them with a knife, they blast you with a gun.

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2 Japanese Yakuza

Almost 1/4 million members at peak

Largest mafia ever.

3 The Russian Mafia

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

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

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4 Mexican Mafia

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

La eme is number one now no more Italian mafia its water down

Considered the most dangerous prison and sophisticated organized prison(and street) gangs in the world in affiliation with other Mexican cartels


5 Israeli Mafia

The boss is Ex Mosad assassion & spy..!

Try me on this...!

6 Chinese Triads

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

I think the fact that we know relatively little about them in comparison to other groups such as the mafia should tell you something

Triads are the founding fathers of all organized crime.

No one messes with these basterds

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7 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.

8 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.

9 Albanian Mafia

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

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 Newcomers

? Croatian Mafia

Better than the rest. get gayed

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 Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or simply the Klan, refers to three distinct secret movements at different points in time in the history of the United States.


Under investigation by the FBI

13 Bloods
14 Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)
15 18th Street Gang
16 Aryan Brotherhood
17 ETA
18 Crips
19 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"

The original Zetas were ex-special forces of the Mexican army(GAFE) (trained with US and Israel among others) they train all their members to the same standards except with more brutality and homicidal practices
just look up "Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano" and youll know who you're dealing with

20 Gay Mafia

Gotta worry about world domination by them

21 Black P Stones

Well known in Illinois

22 Latin Kings
23 Comando Vermelho
24 Hells Angels
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