Organized Crime Today


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.