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Italian Organized Crime and the Albanian Connection
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ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME AND THE ALBANIAN CONNECTION 2
Introduction
Organized crime groups have continued to be on the increase over the ages in
different dimensions and activities in the past two decades. In fact organised crimes continue
to be a global threat as they pose a serious challenge on the safety of international
community. In t Europe, organized crime groups have continued to expand despite the
different measures being taken to curb them. This is because most of them have established
networks in major cities criminal organisations also have a well and organised international
network which helps then to better come practice their activities in both the illegal and legal
markets through using different complicating strategies that vary with their modes of
operation. Because of this, most of the groups find themselves in a position which they can
infiltrate the political, social, economic and financial systems of the country and the world all
over. With the growth of new technologies it also means that more and more border are open
for their operations as some also create new networks in other countries (Massicard, 2010). In
this way, it can be seen that organized crime is now taking a transnational nature with which
the European countries including those outside are endangered from within and beyond. The
threat is usually brought because of different crime gang association, which include Asia, the
United States, African Middle east and the Balkan syndicate, including Russia(Atkinson-
Sheppard, 2015). In this regard, it has become a lot difficult for the national governments to
curb the growth of organized crime which is nowadays very well organized than before,
especially with the recent growth in technologies.
During the past, when countries experienced economic challenges, organized crime
gangs were also part of the main contributors to the weakening of the economy due to their
illegal activities like trafficking of drugs, evading taxes that lead to the loss of national
income. Organized criminal are also known for massive money laundering, drug trafficking
that ruin the health of productive groups in the society and funding terror gangs, security

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Running Head: ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME AND THE ALBANIAN CONNECTION Italian Organized Crime and the Albanian Connection Students Name Date ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME AND THE ALBANIAN CONNECTION 2 Introduction Organized crime groups have continued to be on the increase over the ages in different dimensions and activities in the past two decades. In fact organised crimes continue to be a global threat as they pose a serious challenge on the safety of international community. In t Europe, organized crime groups have continued to expand despite the different measures being taken to curb them. This is because most of them have established networks in major cities criminal organisations also have a well and organised international network which helps then to better come practice their activities in both the illegal and legal markets through using different complicating strategies that vary with their modes of operation. Because of this, most of the groups find themselves in a position which they can infiltrate the political, social, economic and financial systems of the country and the world all over. With the growth of new technologies it also means that more and more border are open for their operations as some also create new networks in other countries (Massicard, 2010). In this way, it can be seen that organized crime is now taking a transnational nature with which the European countries including those outside are endangered from within and beyond. The threat is usually broug ...
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