Monday, September 15, 2014

Fortune 5: The biggest organized crime groups in the world

Borderland Beat
Yamaguchi Gumi Premier leader Kenichi Shinoda
Time Magazines "Fortune"
It’s tough to go even a few months without seeing the effects of organized crime on the economy and everyday life. The most salient example these days is the rash of thefts of credit card data from big-name retail chains like Home Depot and Target.

While these threats are headline-grabbing and particularly frightening because e-commerce is a relatively new phenomenon and businesses and consumers aren’t totally sure how to protect themselves from hackers, it’s still a drop in the bucket in terms of overall organized crime earnings.

A 2013 survey from Javelin Strategy and Research estimates that the annual total loss to Americans due to identity theft was roughly $20 billion. But much of those costs comes from efforts to prevent identity theft or recover from its effects, rather than what thieves earn from their crimes. 

Compare that to estimates of pure revenue from other forms of organized crime like the drug trade and human trafficking: the Organization of American States estimates that the revenue for cocaine sales in the U.S. has reached $34 billion annually. When you add the market for other illicit drugs and revenue generators like human trafficking and extortion, it becomes clear that organized crime is still making most of its money from its legacy businesses, despite the fact that criminals are always looking for new ways to make a buck.

So, who are the biggest organized crime gangs around the world and how do they make their money? Organized crime revenues are very difficult to estimate, as criminals often spend a significant amount of time trying to hide what they make. Also, “organized crime” is a loosely defined concept. 

Anything from a vast drug smuggling ring to a handful of car thieves can be classified as organized crime groups, and the cohesiveness of organized crime organizations around the world varies widely. Some groups, like Japan’s Yakuza, are highly organized and hierarchical, allowing economists and crime fighters in Japan to attribute much higher revenue totals to Yakuza groups than others around the world. Here are the top five criminal gangs, ranked by revenue estimates:
1. Yamaguchi Gumi—Revenue: $80 billion (Japan)
The largest known gang in the world is called the Yamaguchi Gumi, one of several groups collectively referred to in Japan as “Yakuza,” a term that is roughly equivalent to the American use of “mafia.” The Yamaguchi Gumi make more money from drug trafficking than any other source, according to Hiromitsu Suganuma, Japan’s former national police chief. The next two leading sources of revenue are gambling and extortion, followed closely by “dispute resolution.”

The Yakuza date back hundreds of years, and according to Dennis McCarthy, author of An Economic History of Organized Crime, Yakuza groups are among the most centralized in the world. While other East Asian gangs like Chinese Triads, which are a loose conglomeration of criminals bonded together mostly by familial relations, Yakuza are bound together by “elaborate hierarchies,” and members, once initiated, must subvert all other allegiances in favor of the Yakuza. Even with the Japanese government cracking down on Yakuza in recent years, this centralized structure has made it easy to attribute a massive amount of revenue to this single gang.

The syndicate has its own website and magazine.  The magazine is not for public consumption.  The magazine has an entertainment section (detailed fishing trips by top officials) and even a satirical haiku and stories about board games like Go and Shogi. It also includes a front page piece written by the group’s don, Kenichi Shinoda, where he tells the younger members about the values and disciplines they should imbibe. He also talks about the fact that times are more difficult for the mafia nowadays and they cannot just rely on their “brand” to sustain their operations.

2. Solntsevskaya Bratva—Revenue: $8.5 billion (Russian)
Russian mafia groups sit on the other side of the organizational spectrum from Yakuza. Their structure, according to Frederico Varese, a professor of criminology at the University of Oxford and an expert on international organized crime, is highly decentralized. The group is composed of 10 separate quasi-autonomous “brigades” that operate more or less independently of each other. The group does pool its resources, however, and the money is overseen by a 12-person council that “meets regularly in different parts of the world, often disguising their meetings as festive occasions,” Varesi says.

It’s estimated that the group claims upwards of 9,000 members, and that it’s bread and butter is the drug trade and human trafficking. Russian organized crime in general is heavily involved in the heroin trade that originates in Afghanistan: it’s estimated that Russia consumes about 12% of the world’s heroin, while it contains just 0.5% of the world’s population.

3. Camorra—Revenue: $4.9 billion (Italian)
While the Italian-American mafia has been severely weakened in recent decades by law enforcement, the Italian mafia in the old country is still running strong. Despite years of efforts from citizens, journalists, and government officials, the local governments in Italy remain linked to and protective of various mafia groups, to the point where a 2013 study from the Università Cattolica and the Joint research Centre on Transnational Crime estimated that mafia activities generate revenue of $33 billion dollars, mostly divided among Italy’s four major mafia gangs.

Camorra is the most successful of these groups, raking in an estimated $4.9 billion per year on everything from “sexual exploitation, firearms trafficking, drugs, counterfeiting, gambling … usury and extortion,” according to the report. And Camorra has been at it a long time. Based in Naples, the group’s history dates back to the 19th century, when it was formed initially as a prison gang. As members were released, the group flourished during the bloody political struggles in Italy during the 1800s by offering protection services and as a force for political organization among Italy’s poor.

4. ‘Ndrangheta—Revenue: $4.5 billion (Italy)
Based in the Calabria region of Italy, the ‘Ndarangheta is the country’s second largest mafia group by revenue. While it is involved in many of the same illicit activities as Camorra, ‘Ndrangheta has made its name for itself by building international ties with South American cocaine dealers and Mexican cartels such as Los Zetas, and it controls much of the transatlantic drug market that feeds Europe. It has also been expanding its operations in the U.S. and has helped prop up the Gambino and Bonnano crime families in New York. In February, Italian and American police forces arrested dozens of ‘Ndrangheta and Gambino family members and charged them with crimes related to the transatlantic drug trade.

5. Sinaloa Cartel—Revenue $3 billion (Mexico)
Sianola is Mexico’s largest drug cartel, one of several gangs that has been terrorizing the Mexican population as it serves as the middleman between South American producers of illegal drugs and an unquenchable American market. The White House Office of Drug Control Policy estimates that Americans spend $100 billion on illegal drugs each year, and the RAND Corporation says that about $6.5 billion of that reaches Mexican cartels. With an estimated 60% market share, Sinola cartel is raking in approximately $3 billion per year.

Despite the fact that Sinaloa’s leader was arrested February, the cartel seems to have avoided the sort of bloody—and costly—succession battle that has plagued some groups when a leader is taken out of commission.

Source: "Fortune" of Time Magazine

113 comments:

  1. Wow if that's true no other cartel comes close to thd Yakuza at 80 billion, sinaLoa cartel only makes 3 billion and in their corridos they say their cartel is the most powerful in the world. Haha not a chance

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    1. Yeah the Japanese make all others look like swap meet vendors.

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    2. At least the sinaloa cartel is in the top 5 i don't see zetas michoacan or cjng any where here

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    3. These criminal groups have been around for hundreds of years, compared to these mexican cartels are fairly new.

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    4. That's because their not show offs like sinaloa. You rarely hear corridos from those other cartels, it's not because they can't have one, they would rather be low key. Zetas are big in mexico, they make money in every thing not just drugs. El lazca was a bad mother...r and I only heard one of his corridos. That's why all the sinaloa cartel are dropping like flies, they love attention.

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    5. Noo zetas ain't moving as much weight as cds cds shit all over zetas in the drug game money counts and it talks

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    6. They are dropping like flies b/c they no longer have protection from the Mex and US govts.

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    7. Who's dropping like flies ??

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    8. I would say the articles numbers are quite suspect with that claim.

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  2. From what I see in Mexico the zetas are the biggest sinaloa cartel might have more money for now but they are not the biggest anymore and since chapo fell a lot of the boss's are dieing and getting caught not only here in Mexico but in the us as well ... the zetas are now in culiacan and other major sinaloa cities thanks to the blo

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    1. And where does blo stand ?? From one thing I know money talks and I dont think blo and zetas have more money than cds

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    2. BLO stands with AFO wiped ut! the O stands for OUT as in Beltran Leyva Out n Arellano Felix Out!!!

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    3. All you idiots watch too many gangland docus on youtube. This is all personal opinions and not facts. Sinaloa has been dominating for years since Chapo left felix-arellano click up. Zetas are still newer and are actually getting ran around rather then dominating lioke they where when the other Cartels did not know who they were. Every cartel has ex special forces and unlimited weapons. They learned stealing oil out of pipe lines might be easier then pushing drugs all day. Rather then reading these site be friend some pysanos for better info. And I'm all opinion as well. I lived in Tijuana for a little but San Diego Cali....is the place to be...so fuck that noise!

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  3. that's one article...did the yakuza rate in the Forbes list of most powerful people...I really doubt the yakuza has more power than the Mexican cartels to reach out a touch someone....if the russian mobs have access to nuclear material, they might be as powerful, but the yakuza...hell no. and im not saying this as a cartel cheerleader-fuck them

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    1. Not only nuclear material..they have access to unicorns as well!!!

      The government and its secret agencies deal with nuclear sh*t.. when was the last time u saw a nuke bomb go off!!

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  4. Where exactly does that figure come from of the Yakuza making 80 Billion come from?

    I'v read the source of the article and the source of that links to a very romanticized 6 page article on the Yakuza, and it doesn't really focus on any numbers but rather their traditions and history.

    >In December 2006, Japan’s former national police
    chief, Hiromitsu Suganuma, interpreting official
    statistics, stated that the total amount of annual
    financial income of the largest boryokudan group,
    the Yamaguchi-gumi was 8,000 billion yen (about
    61 billion Euros)

    Yet I can't seem to find any of these numbers that he interpreted, on any Japanese sites, news sites, hell even Japanese law enforcement press releases despite the fact that this article is 2 years old.

    Do you think you could find the original 2006 release claiming organized crime was making 80B USD a year?

    And while we all know that governments love to inflate numbers to show that their governments are doing good work, or to justify additional funding, Japan has been one of the few nations that if anything has been working hard to keep their low crime rates and have gone far to deny that organized crime is nothing but a bunch of old has beens who run small time rackets and drug retail in the major cities

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    1. Maybe Yamaguchi-gumi has stock in Japan's automakers. Japan's automakers are the top sellers of cars,(automobiles) the world over: Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, Mazda, Isuzu, etc. They probably have automobile industry related rackets If that's the case, that $80 bil. In annual revenue wouldn't be farfetched.

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  5. We have to realize that the Yakuza of Japan is ran somewhat like a traditional conglomerate that is not only tolerated but dealt with as any other big business concern.It is culturally ingrained in Japan,and some of the bosses are hugely influential.It was through Yakuza ownership that the K1 MMA organization flourished and then fell all with the participation of huge media presence,in which they also have stakes and influence.It is very very traditional and conservative,which is confusing of itself ?

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  6. Since corridos are made in Spanish and listened to mostly by Mexicans, they're in every right to say the Sinaloa cartel is the most powerful (As in in Mexico). No doubt there are much more profitable organizations in the world, but when you look at Mexican Cartels, the Sinaloa structure is the closest thing to that of the world organized crime leaders.

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  7. American mafias, make a lot of money all over the world, and control many other moneymaking enterprises than their brand, in secret of course, japan's ownership by the yakuza and other gangs is sponsored and tolerated by the american gangs of businessmen since dugout doug, general douglas mcarthur came back and took surrender from the japs, and rebuilt japan to six sigma standards of US industrial engineers like deming before spewing them back on america.
    The us also rebuilt germany and the nazis,england and italy, the koch brodas rebuilt the ussr, now everybody to chew america on the ass...

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  8. That's crap the biggest n richest mafia is the PRI.

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    1. The owners of every private central bank of the world

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  9. Watch Mexicans argue that Mexican Cartels are the wealthiest, most powerful..and all other aspects deemed important to narco cheerleaders. pitiful in reality that they have made so little of their lives that they must focus and defend Los Carteles de la Droga de Mexico. As powerful as some cartels have become, it is nothing in comparison with syndicates that have longevity and organization with centuries old history. Another point. take it. or leave it. It is actually easier to determine the wealth of Mexican cartels. I could share why, but I want a little fun.

    Guess why cheerleaders in-between your huffing and puffing.

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    1. Why dont you go get a hobby.. take up some knitting

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    2. Mexico is to separate. I've always said if they came as one like the yakuza or Russian mafia they would be around the same level. But are greed is to great. In are culture it's all bout your state.. i hate it we can't be just Mexican. But that's the sad truth.

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    3. I was pointing that out a few months ago on one of these thread! Cartels are middle men more or less. A large percentage of their revenue goes to bribes/paying for these BS wars. People were arguing that the cartels bring in more money than any other crime organization worldwide. Stupid argument in reality but they were wrong.

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    4. Yeah 1:20 winter is coming, make sweaters for your cats...

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    5. 5:11 the bribes cartels make doesn't realy affect the cartels what it supposedly ranked up in is that annualy the sinaloa cartel only paid about 5 million in dollars to the government so.....

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    6. 1033. Where did you pull that statistic out off? Your ass?

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    7. Its called looking for the facts the bribes the cartels give arent even enough to touch there business

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    8. 5 million? Not even close. Post the source

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  10. Amado carillo fuentes was the only real successful leader in mexico making $25 billion a year.

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    1. I agree el senor de los cielos made more money than any other drug baron prolly other than pablo escobar.

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    2. His net worth was 25 billion not 25 billion per year..

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    3. The $25 billion was his personal account, now amagine his what his organization made

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    4. He was worth 25$ billion. It doesn't mean he had 25$ billion saved up somewhere. When they do these numbers they do it like they do to businesses . The 25$ billion is all the money , drugs , and people his organization was worth which was HIS ORGANIZATION . Just like Apple , the CEO doesn't have all the money on him , it's mostly all stocks , not cash . Just like narcos, a lot of there net worth is the drugs not only the money on hand

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  11. the biggest mafia might be the central bankers around the world.. just saying they control the currency supply, operate as a monopoly protected by government. now you know

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  12. Homicide rates / 100.000 in
    Japan 0.3
    US 4.7
    Mexico 21.3

    Homicide is most relevant when performing comparisons, because there is the least difference in definition beween juridictions (a dude dead from a bullet is a dude dead from a bullet everywhere).

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    1. Japanese society's culture is very homogeneous, and mafia in the country surely benefits from this reality.

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    2. There are more murders In mexico because the middle men do not pay living wages to their sicarios, and the worse are the zetas, followed by the police and government extorting the criminals into the poor house, they can only make a living by killing and ripping off each other, but they sure can be big
      mouths and brag and sing to their heart's content, but no money.

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  13. Told u the italians arent out of business! Theyve been around way too long and are like roaches that would survive a nuclear blast!!

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  14. Its reported that mexican cartels make 64 billion a year off of the drug trade...are you really telling me that sinaloa only makes 3 of that 65, yet it's the most powerful. Lol idk. It's just not adding up! Lol

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    1. Maybe they aren't the most powerful.

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    2. Your a menso if you truly believe cds is the most powerful! You listening to these new corridos, you know there bullshit right? You probably still believe on the toothfairy. .. lol

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    3. The report that i read is that the CDS was making 49 billion a year and if all the cartels join there profit it would value up too 90 billion

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  15. I read that los zetas had about 23 billion soooooooooooo

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    1. Can you post the link please ? Where's the proof of that ? If you don't have facts then don't bring me your b.s to the table

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    2. Calm down narco accountant! U talk like u really know something

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    3. Where's the proof of any of this? Dumb ass

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  16. What I took away from the article is that the Mexican cartels are NOT as powerful as people like to say/think they are. The Yakuza, Italians, and the Russians are the big time international crime groups.

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  17. Fortune magazine has has no clue. The biggest syndicate is ISIS.

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  18. In not a narco cheer leader but did not waochovia bank loandered 373 billion dollars in 3 years for the sinaloa cartel???????

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    1. Hell no....not even close. It was a fraction of that

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    2. http://www.globalresearch.ca/money-laundering-and-the-drug-trade-the-role-of-the-banks/5334205

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  19. What about the drugs sinaloa sends to europe? They didn't factor that in not saying the move up the list but still

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  20. Sinaloa $200 billion a year. The U.S. alone buys $34 billion a year worth of drugs plus Sinaloa supplies Europe and Asia and most of the world.

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    1. Propaganda by everyone,whenever a shipment of drugs is caught they tell people the retail price per gram.All cartels are distributers,they sell whole sale. Here is a simple math equations...a coca farmer roughly gets 500 dollars a kilo for coca paste,then the cartel process it and now the kilo of paste becomes 1.5 today 2 kilos of cocaine.The Mexican s buy it whole sale for 2 to 3 thousand dollars.Once in Mexico ,it gets cut,then sold.6 to 10 thousand for coke in Mexico,than once in USA it gets cut again.18 to 25 grand for kilo.After that it goes to more distributed rs and gets cut again and again. There are at least 10 to 20 people involved before the consumer gets their cocaine.So how can a cartel make that much money when they have to pay many people involved in the game.? All of the information is from Vice magazine.

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    2. Mexico basically is a one stop shop grows, weed, heroin, makes meth and may they will start with growing coca

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  21. Those are bullshit numbers. Every crime syndicate regardless of country is shrouded in secrecy there is no accurate way to determine "real" wealth or income! You can write "approximately" all day long but that's just an estimate, which mean nada! It's funny, how some writers/media sources can "estimate" wealth of a criminal organization but can't actually say in detail, where the money is or how specifically it's earned (transactions). Without the sale documentation of earnings as proof, you can throw any number out there and say "estimated!"

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  22. This is wrong data, don't know who did research, but Ndrangheta is biggest crime organization in Italy not Camorra and makes around 40 billion a year . It has more than 100 clans called Ndrine, With most powerful clan today Di Stefano clan or Ndrina, Data is completely wrong.

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    1. You are correct sir. 40-65 billion a year in revenue. They are larger th a normal the Sicilians

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  23. this report doesn't include HSB bank, Citigroup, or Bank of America..

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  24. So Americans spend $100 billion on drugs each year and $6.5 billion goes to Mexican Cartels? The #1 suppliers of drugs to USA? That doesn't make any sense..

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    1. Ya thats true the numbers are off, wasnt el mayos son Vicente reported to be smuggling 50 billion dollars worth of cocain to Chicago before his arrest......

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  25. Ndrangheta is big criminal organization and its clans operate all over the world from Mexico and Colombia to Germany, Belgium, Netherlands. They have their hands in everything from drug trafficking, prostitution and extortion , to waste management and political corruption, construction. They even constructed a prison in Calabria region they "won" public bid, which is pretty ironic, Ndrangheta building prisons in Italy.

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  26. Iam sick and tired of people writing stupid shit with there investigation, Amado Carrillo Fuentes born in Sinaloa and leader of the Juarez Cartel in his Prime was Making 200 to 400 millions a week like 1 billion a month forget about the name Sinaloa Cartel, when we Sinaloenses say Sinaloa cartel is the most powerful we are saying that all the Sinaloenses that work in the bussiness and all the people that work for them Sinaloenses have been in the drug bussiness since 1920s imagine how many Billions they have made all the Sinaloenses and any one that has some connection with them there's like 100 franchises within the Sinaloa federation each franchise make like 1 billion a year each , and then there's the Tijuana Cartel and there leaders are from Sinaloa and they make billions too , then the Juarez Cartel and the leaders are from Sinaloa too and they make billions too, the Beltran Leyva cartel they make billions too, and there's a couple more ,

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  27. Google the Chinese "big spender" kidnapper to read how this fellow netted billions from a few kidnappings.

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  28. This article is BS. Theres no way one could know who makes how much or even come close to estimating. My guess is Sinaloa Cartel wipes out all of them since their like 3 top dogs and in the Yakuza they have 100 top dogs divide the profits and its obvious.

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    1. They don't have 100 top dogs there smart guy. They have a boss too.

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  29. Kenichi Shinoda looks 'pimp' . BTW, Number six on the list would be the Borderland Beat Troll Gang with 2 billion nasty comments annually. LOL.

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    1. 8:29 BB trollops, bitter as they are, can't live without us BB trolls, they will forever be a minority and forced to eat their own loving but bitter crap...

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    2. 2 billion + one.

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    3. @8:29..funniest comment I've read in a long time.Almost as funny as mine.Too bad chivis won't post my funny comments.lol

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    4. Chivis made it into the top ten list too. Chivis al 100!%

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  30. I feel like Juarez is bigger but they don't like the attention. I know Vicente has tapes of him talking to high ranking officials in Mexico that's why he's never mentioned in the media.

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  31. Quit arguing ladies, about who has the most money it sure as hell aint none of us so lets all get back to work!

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  32. Ndrangheta is composed of Ndrinas/clans, every ndrina controls a part of the turf or business, have leader or group of leaders and all those Ndrinas make Ndrangheta. Ndrangheta has no bosses, or leaders. Its something i see happening to cartels in Mexico, they started with Sicilian boss type structure but now there seems to be 10 clans forming one Cartel but those 10 clans are doing their private dealings, that's Ndrangheta,

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  33. I agree, the numbers are "off". No standard is given on how they reached their numbers.

    that said Yamaguchi gumi is considered by most experts as in the top 3 most powerful and wealthy, but they have lost membership in the past 5 years and are now only 1/3 of where they were before now at 35-40K

    14K-Triads are a glaring omission. calling them "loose conglomeration of criminals", shows how ignorant the authors are of this article. Triads are extremely wealthy having a pyramid system of revenue that afford them a piece of the action at each level. Centuries old and are throughout every aisian country and throughout most of the world. They are reported as the org that oversaw the security of china as HK returned to china.

    flaws and guess work here, but the list certainly has 5 of the top 10 organizations in the world, at this time, as far as wealth, membership and power.

    just for the hell of it, those of you that have researched this subject....send a list in of the top 10 IYO...of most power, wealth, global power (as in number of nations operating in) and membership numbers

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    1. Yep. Triads make several billion per year. Who do you think supplies all the narcos their ephedrine? The guy they got in Mexico City with that 700 million in cash in his house was a supposed Triad.

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    2. Chivis, congratulations! Blog del Blog picked-up the Fortune magazine article and acknowledged your original posting/Borderland Beat as far as
      drug war blogs. Go figure, BDN giving credit to BB.

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  34. Iv read that in japan they kidnap people. And one of there biggest profits is from selling organs in the black market.

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  35. What you Narco cheerleaders don't understand about the Yakuza is that they do their business discretely. They don't wage open war on the streets of Japan. They don't even carry guns most of the time because you can get a stiffer sentence for just firing a weapon in Japan. They have a very strict honor code that is very seldom is broken because of "honor". They don't snitch nor do they kill their friends to gain territory. It's a different kind of organized crime all together. And their wealth shows it.

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    1. How do you know all these?

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    2. The yakuza have betrayed themselves long before the cartels have they operate how the cartels used to operate discrete and pure business but the government wanted to go head on with then so they stopped being discrete you guys just watch the mainstream media and listen to corridos the true cartel members that are pure business dont havr corridos another thing the CDS have enough influence worldwide

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    3. It's called being multicultural 11:59. We do our research in this game. We don't just assume things are the way they are without facts. In Japan you can get a 30 year sentence for just firing one round from a handgun. They still use firearms but not near as often as in Mexico. Mexican Cartel may make a lot of money but almost half of it get seized because they are sloppy and high half the time. That six billion this article is talking about is actual profit after all the seizures. No one is disputing that Mexicans cartels are making billions but their lifestyle is to live fast and die young versus the yakuza and triads lifestyle.

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  36. Barrio Azteca is #1 we have a lot of money Holmes

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  37. Japanese rank high because they are organized and disciplined. Not like the savage greedy Mexican cartels.

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    1. Bitch PLEASE. THIS ARTICKE IS SIMLY WRONG. WHAT PROF? Simple. SEVERAL TIMES IN THE LAST 8 YEARS THE SOLDIERS IN MEXICO HAVE SICED 50-150 Tons of Cocaine. In Chihuahua in 2013 the DEA and the Mexicsn Maries captured 200+ TONS OF PROCESED MARIHUANA AND ANOTHER 200-300 ACRES OF MARIHUANA YET UNCUT. When have any other mafias been caught with say more then 10 tons of cocaine? EVER?

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  38. This is very inaccurate however it does provide some good information about how these gangs work.

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  39. I don't believe this, Yakuza make bulk of their profits from drugs, yet they don't really produce drugs, they are not strategically placed geographically, so they only really have their local retail markets which cannot be that big. Also N'drangheta are much bigger than Gommorah.

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  40. Colombia's FARC needs to be on the list..

    I guess they are technically not a "criminal," organization.. More of a political one but regardless they are heavily involved in the drug trade and are a very violent, ruthless and powerful group.

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  41. Don't forget the government, they have their greedy fingers n everything

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  42. either way. the smart cartels build cities, like the druglords of Miami in the 80s. and what do Mexicans decide to do, go to war. we have an english word for that, PENDEIHOS!!!

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  43. In the 80's the US government was not fighting US based cartels, in the 2010's the US is fighting all the independent cartels, in mexico and in the US, only those with permits can sell now, very expensive and rotten grifa, all the other business is on the side, on the sly, no texas, no western borders, all the business now is FLORIDA state

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  44. Spectre is no#1.
    K.A.O.S is no.#2

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  45. This is filthy money made off the misery of other people. The social and economic cost these organizations place on the world should disgust everyone. They are all equally wicked and each will have to give an account on judgement day. Every knee shall bow and tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.

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    1. Just like the preachers on tv always asking for money from the poor and the vulnerable. While they live in mansions and drive expensive cars poor children are dying of hunger.

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  46. IM FROM KAZAKSTAN AND I KNOW SPEAK TO RUSSIAN AND RUSSIAN PEOPLE. BUT YOU ARE 100% WRONG. RUSSIAN MAFIA IS NO MORE IN KAZAKSTAN

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  47. The DNC and Debbie Wasserman-Shultze should be listed #3.

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  48. Barrio azteca has a lot of money, they steal it from the ruteras and bus fare collectors, yeah, a can full of coins is a lot of money for los barrios, mexican coins...
    @10:24 chivis knows funny, maybe you don't.

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  49. English Zeta, wasn't he like #1 narco-lord of Hulme Chapel? I hear he was worth a few quid when he was at the top of his game... £2.57 or £2.58 I'm not sure precisely how much

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  50. Richest is not the same as most powerful.

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  51. list is wrong the biggest criminal org in the world is the obama-us gov cartel. most deaths, most money, most weapons , everyone knows the obama -us cartel basicly feeds all the other criminal groups, remenber operation fast and furiuos , the iraq invasion and conquest, ect ect , note how not a single official has been jailed or at least fired for fast and furiuos crap, and now they are funding ISIS to have reason to take over more of the middle east,

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    1. @September 18, 2014 5:18p

      News flash-Obama was not president when the US invaded Iraq nor Afghanistan. Secondly, the ATF was in charge fast and furious. Don't get me started on ISIS cause I will school you on that subject too but I don't have the time to explain it to you.

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  52. Wikipedia says sinaloa is the most powerful,,,,,,just saying!!!!!

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  53. 10. Phizer
    9. Monsanto;
    8. Booz Allen Hamilton;
    7. Northrop Grumman
    6. Halliburton
    5. NSA;
    4. IRS
    3. CIA
    2. Google;
    1.IMF

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  54. Raymond reddingtonApril 8, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    I'm #1

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  55. you forgot "cosa nostra"

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