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Organised crime is a threat to the community and the whole world, due to its ability to operate cross-nationally and across borders. Consequently, organised crime affects European citizens, businesses, state institutions and the economy. This situation creates a need for consistent action at the EU level, and at the national level, since pursuing and prosecuting criminals is a responsibility of Member States. The Commission’s objective is to assist EU States in fighting organised crime more effectively. The EU’s action extends from crime prevention to law enforcement.

The five biggest organized crime groups in the world are listed below :

1. The Russian mafia group « Solntsevskaya Bratva », with an estimated revenue of $8.5 billion
2. Japanese « Yamaguchi Gumi », with an estimated revenue of $6.6 billion.
3. « Camorra », the Italian-American mafia, with an estimated revenue of $4.9 billion
4. « Ndrangheta », mafia from the Calabria region in Italy, with an estimated revenue of $4.5 billion.
5. « Sinaloa Cartel » Mexico’s largest drug cartel, with an estimated revenue of $3 billion.

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