Organized crime refers to transnational or national enterprises run by criminals engaging in illegal activity for profit.
These criminals' methods include extortion and money laundering. Examples of such criminal organizations or crime syndicates are the mafia, triads or yakuza. Here you can find a chronological compilation of DW content referring to organized crime.
The Nigerian mafia has taken over the Italian coastal town of Castel Vortuno. In this edition of the #The77Percent, we investigate the shadowy world of human trafficking and speak to former victims. We meet a young woman who returned to Ghana after studying abroad in Canada to start and events company for fellow Ghanaians. Listen to find out more.
Palermo's famous Teatro Massimo has returned to cultural centre stage. The theatre recently opened its opera season with a major production under a new internationally acclaimed Musical Director. Dany Mitzman's been to the opera house to find out more about how it's now a mirror of positive changes in Palermo: a city once crippled by the Mafia.