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I say this because I heard the Camorra is in Scotland. So, do we?
I think most Italian-Scots are Napolitan in origin so that would explain the Camorra thing.
The organisation the government set up to fight organised crime and that sort of thing ended up recovering something like £1 for every £15 it spent.
and he got busted for big-time coke dealing. So I'm going to hazard a yes.
Most of it is legitimate now.
Again...not linked to the Mafia.
they like it or not.
I tried telling them. They never listen.
but mafia-style protectionism goes on in most if not all capitalist societies.
there's a group of little kids running around in Kappa though
...as opposed to units that operate in the same framework as the Sicilian mafia.
And yes...The Godfather has alot to answer for.
...The Adams Family were arguably the most powerful crime unit in this country.
...and the difference with the Columbians is that they don't adhere to a code of conduct. They're as animalistic as the Yardies, but as calculated as their Italian adversaries.
The MS13 is the most powerful in the US
And here's a revelation, KiK.........................................................I. Am. Ross. Kemp.
my family is fairly good friends with (what with coming from the same general area). This fills me with cocky arrogance whenever I come a cropper while out and about.
just finished it last night, bought it a good fifteen years ago and thought I'd read it again. It's called Murder Inc by B.Turkus and Sid Feder and was written in the early to mid 1950's. It covers the end of the old style mafia and its replacement with the new style one which branched out across America and was/is far more organised
up here in Scotland it's more drug barons and wannabe drug barons with the associated criminal mayhem going from really small time dealers having teams of junkies sent round to rob and stab them, sometimes by the people the dealers bought the drugs from in an attempt to get both the money and the drugs. Sometimes it'll be for turf and that's what's usually the case with the higher profile murders of family members of real players on the drugs scene
where I live it's a mixed scene, I watched two of the local junkie couples attacking someone outside my house on Sunday with a butchers knife and a set of crutches, the woman who owned the crutches was hobbling along behind shouting "don't stab him insertname, he knows your name", she then repeated it incase any of us missed his name the first time. My area has been going through the floor crime wise over the last few years, a lot of bail hostels etc and a lot of eastern Europeans moved in, some of whom moved straight in to the murder and smack scenes. One of the neighbouring areas has quite organised asian gangsterism. We occasionally hear of people being extradited to Italy to face charges but I think up here they're either small scale or good at keeping to the background and letting all the other bamsticks slug it out
but I find the whole shebang interesting, for some reason. Only reason I ask is because there's an Sicilian guy I'm friends with and his dad is a really, really shady guy. Even my mate doesn't really know what his dad does for a living apart from "real estate". He (my mate) always says it like that, too, so you know it's quotation marks he's using. "Real estate."