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Internal Security for Civil Services Main Examinations - GS Paper III by M Karthikeyan

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10 Organised Crime

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Introduction
Characteristics of organised crime
Types of organised crime
Problems faced in control efforts
Transnational organised crime
Differences between terrorism and organised crime
Linkage between organized crime and terrorism
The way forward

INTRODUCTION

The term ‘organised crime’ brings to mind the Mumbai underworld. Haji Masthan, a renowned smuggler in Mumbai who reigned from 1955 to 1975, is the leader of an organised crime gang. Varedheraje Mudaliar of the period 1970s and 1980s and Dawood Ibrahim of the same period are a few organised crime leaders in India.

The FBI defines organised crime as any gang having some manner of a formalised structure and whose ...

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