Crime syndicate

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Concept.png Crime syndicate 
Interest of• Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
• Lok Lau
• Guy Lawson
• Operation Tiberius
• Celina Realuyo
• Jürgen Roth
An organised group engaged in criminal behavior

A crime syndicate (or mafia) is a group of individuals which carries out crimes, particularly large scale and/or long lived. Such groups generally seek to operate covertly, may have a public cover and seek to establish a culture of impunity.

Official narrative

Crime syndicates are sworn enemies of police forces, and many nation states have special police units to deal with them. Isolated cases of corruption do exist ("bad apples") but relations between crime syndicates and law enforcement are almost always antagonistic.


The above official narrative is more characteristic of smaller, independent gangs. Where deep state groups have effective control of a government, they tend to have cooperative, sometimes mutually supportive relations with local crime syndicates.[citation needed]

Perhaps the most infamous criminal syndicate in US history, The Mafia, did not have a generally adversarial relationship with the FBI. Under J. Edgar Hoover the FBI refused to even admit that such a group existed until the intervention of Robert F. Kennedy who started to investigate on his own.[1] He wrote:

"If we do not on a national scale attack organized criminals with weapons and techniques as effective as their own, they will destroy us."[2][3]

The US Deep state outsourced some of the JFK Assassination to The Mafia.[4]

In the 1960s, Scotland Yard were prevented from investigating The Firm, a notorious London syndicate run by the Cray brothers.


Criminal syndicates usually engage in multiple activities, although often specialising in just a few areas.

Deep state groups

Full article: Deep states

Deep state groups are criminal syndicates whose core business is to control national governments. As such, they are of importance to all but the most localised criminal syndicates.

Drug cartels

Full article: Stub class article Drug cartel

The large majority of drugs are trafficked, not as the commercially-controlled media almost invariably suggest[5] by individual drug smugglers or by small gangs, but by cartels which produce and traffic drugs by the tonne. This is generally done with the complicity of the US Deep state (mainly through the CIA in the USA, although with local partners elsewhere).[6]

Human trafficking

Full article: Human trafficking

Human trafficking is understood as today's slavery, involving the illegal transport of individuals by force or deception for, labour, sexual exploitation, or activities in which others benefit financially. It is estimated that approximately 1,000,000 people are trafficked each year globally and that between 20,000 and 50,000 are trafficked into the United States, which is one of the largest destinations for victims of the sex-trafficking trade.

Within the realm of the human trafficking, according to what has been reported via significant sources from different countries, there are "specialized groups" in existence which sell children for rape at big sporting events, or at non public locations which have been established for the purpose. Customer of these "services" are, like in the well documented Dutroux and Franklin case, the elites of the country. These groups can not exist without connection to intelligence agencies, since police work would always threaten to uncover parts of this over time. Exception from Internet monitoring and/or access to surveillance systems for the purpose of monitoring the police is most likely. Adding to that, these groups (like the Finders) are reported to be very IT savvy on their own. See VIPaedophile for more details.

Full article: Rated 3/5 VIPaedophile

Intelligence agencies

Full article: Intelligence agency

As they draw funding from national governments, intelligence agencies are by the official view not widely regarded as criminal syndicates, and they may only rarely engage in illegal activities.[7] They are included in this list since they fit the criteria: they tend to have an unparalleled culture of impunity (almost always de facto, sometimes also de jure)[8], they operate covertly, heavy emphasis on secrecy, often exhibit nepotistic recruitment patterns and establish long term relationships with other crime syndicates.

With a look at covert action, however, it becomes more clear that a major area of "intelligence" work is activity that breaks the law of (and mostly in) other countries.[9]

Legal business

Control of legal businesses (so called "fronts", or "front companies") is often a very important aspect of bigger crime syndicates, as well as intelligence agencies. Money laundering, for example, is greatly facilitated by operational control of banks, although ownership be unnecessary. Gambling or prostitution require premises. Trafficking operations, whether of drugs, people, stolen goods or whatever else are facilitated by control of transport businesses. Any illegal business can benefit from a cover. Intelligence agencies also seek to control commercially-controlled media[10]


Large, long-lived syndicates inevitably attract the attention from governmental bodies such as the police and establish ongoing relationship with them, often mediated by deep state groups or intelligence agencies.

While turf wars and rivalry do erupt between crime syndicates, cooperative relationships are more stable. Historically, a code of silence has often prevailed among criminal syndicates, especially deep state groups, which have a lot to lose should the general public understand the deep patterns of their activities.


The disciplines of compartmentalisation and the need to know basis are best served in the case of limited contact between a pair of criminal syndicates by having one a few, perhaps a single individual to handle relationships. The Integrity Initiative leak revealed various members whose responsibility was liaison or "relationship building". Guy Spindler's other roles are listed as "Govt-NGO relationship building; network and cluster management".[11]


Where inter-operations between crime syndicates are frequent and close the above strictures may not be followed, leading to extensive interdependence. In this case, although separate cover is retained for purposes of misdirection, a de facto merger between formerly separate groups is possible, potentially creating a crisis of leadership.

Perhaps the most important example of merging is the world's intelligence agencies. The Safari Club, coinciding with US President Carter's dismissal of hundreds of CIA agents, began an offshoring process, which moved the de facto CIA off piste, and facilitated a much closer collaboration between the intelligence agencies.

By country


The Triads are organized crime groups in China.[12] In the 2020s, they were reported by TLDW to be active in Myanmar under government supervision.[13]


The Italian Mafia established a working relationship with the US government during WW2, when Lucky Luciano helped the allies to securely land in Sicily.[14][15]


A cable dated May 15, 2009 – entitled "Israel, A Promised Land for Organized Crime?" – sent by the US embassy in Tel Aviv, which deals with the rising influence of Israeli organized crime.[16][17]


The Yamaguchi Gumi, or Yakuza, are organised crime groups in Japan.


After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian criminal gangs moved on to become, according to some accounts,[18] the best earning criminal organisation on the planet. An analysis by Stratfor in 2002 mentioned that the lack of initiative by the Bush administration to go against it may stem from the fact, that the: "majority of the Russian and Ukrainian crime lords that would be targeted are Jewish citizens of Israel".[19]


Full article: Satanism

Satanism in it's unpleasant form, ie the ritual killing of people and children as activity which is part of a believe system, is reported by survivors from groups that practice these things as a way of live in Europe, North America and all over the world.[citation needed] It is a topic that get's mentioned as described by the commercially-controlled media, but only rarely.



Page nameDescription
Deep stateA "deep state" is a group with covert de facto control of a nation state. Just as monarchies often had a "power behind the throne", so democracies similarly have an unacknowledged secret hand with a greater or lesser degree of control over decisions taken. This website uses the phrase "Deep State" (capital D, capital S) as a shorthand to refer to the Supranational Deep State, the global alliance of deep states which was fused by 9/11.
Drug cartelA large business entity in the illegal drug trade
Hungarian MafiaA powerful organized crime network of Jewish-Hungarian "businessmen" in Australia
The EnterpriseA sprawling criminal network of thousands of people in key positions across USA. Set up by head of The Cabal, George H. W. Bush.


Related Quotations

Klaas Bruinsma“Who is to say that Abbas, Bruinsma and "the Hakkelaar" weren't used as pawns in a game much larger than they were, much as Mink Kok seems to have been used time and again? They are allowed to flourish a little bit, receive a little protection, a little legal aid, and when their time is up some rival gang takes them out and that one gets the protection when necessary. It's entirely possible. But where would the manipulation of these mafia groups come from? Most likely CIA Gladio/"stay behind" networks, which, during the Cold War, revolved around Prince Bernhard and individuals as Bib van Lanschot and Cees van den Heuvel.”Joël van der Reijden
Klaas Bruinsma
Al Capone“This American system of ours ... call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.”Al Capone1930
Peter GøtzscheBribery is routine and involves large amounts of money. Almost every type of person who can affect the interests of the industry has been bribed: doctors, hospital administrators, cabinet ministers, health inspectors, customs officers, tax assessors, drug registration officials, factory inspectors, pricing officials and political parties. In Latin America, posts as ministers of health are avidly sought, as these ministers are almost invariably rich with wealth coming from the drug industry. In the beginning of this chapter, I asked the question whether we are seeing a lone bad apple now and then, or whether pretty much the whole basket is rotten. What we are seeing is organised crime in an industry that is completely rotten.”Peter Gøtzsche2013
US/Deep state“During the 1940s and 1950s, corrupt politicians championed the politics of anti-communism in order to divert attention from the growing nexus between organized crime, big business and government. At the center of this nexus stood FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (1924-1972), who cultivated mob connected businessmen in his war against communism, while refusing to cooperate with the Kefauver Committee's landmark investigation of organized crime in 1950-1951.”Jeremy Kuzmarov10 June 2021
US/VIPaedophile“I can tell you that a very reliable source has confirmed to us that Kendall has in fact been trafficked, raped, molested, and severely abused by a very large, very dangerous organizationPhil McGraw21 March 2017


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Octopusarticle1999David GuyattAn introduction to the involvement of senior US politicians, bureaucrats and the CIA in globalised criminal activities, the investigation of which cost investigative reported Danny Casolaro his life
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  8. The only officer punished with regards to the CIA Torture programme was John Kiriakou, the whistleblower who exposed it
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