The traditional Mob may be on life support, but organized crime still flourishes around the world. No longer centered in neighborhoods or cities, modern crime networks span nations and connect continents. From drug and human trafficking to money laundering and cyber-scams, 21st century crime syndicates routinely cross physical and digital borders to execute their elaborate schemes. And the victims aren’t all human: Trafficking in endangered and exotic species is a billion-dollar racket. Law enforcement agencies are working together to tackle these global threats, but not every nation is willing or able to challenge powerful crime syndicates.
International organized crime groups are active in political hacking, data breaches and the use of virtual currency for money laundering.
Organized Crime Today Exhibit explores the global outreach and law enforcement strategy fighting organized crime.
These rings, part of the Museum's collection, were worn by Jay Dobyns when he was a member of the Solo Angeles motorcycle club based in Tijuana, a support club for Hells Angels. Dobyns spent more than 25 years in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and infiltrated the Hells Angels motorcycle gang.