The Corruption Of Organized Crime

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Organized crime is any enterprise or group of persons engaged in a continuing illegal activity which has as its primary purpose the generation of profits. Criminal organizations keep their illegal dealings secret, and members communicate by word of mouth. Many organized crime operations have profitable legal businesses, such as licensed gambling, building construction, or trash hauling which operate alongside and provide "cover" for the illegal businesses. Their main criminal activities are: racketeering; fraud; car theft; robbery; armed assault; drug dealing; trafficking in weapons and radioactive material; trafficking in human beings and exploitation through prostitution; alien smuggling; smuggling of precious and antique goods; extortion for protection money; gambling; embezzling from industries and financial institutions up to infiltration and control of private and commercial banks; controlling of black markets.
Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was born on December 25, 1954, or April 4, 1957 in La Tuna, Sinaloa. His father was "officially" a cattle rancher, but according to Malcolm Beith 's biography, The Last Narco, locals say he was actually a gomero, or opium farmer. (Beith) There was little to no employment in his hometown, El Chapo cultivated the opium poppy. Once the plant was stacked in kilos, his father sold the harvest. His father would also sell marijuana in the area. Before he could get home to the family, his father would spend most of the profits on liquor and…
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