Syndicate Crime is furnishing illegal goods and services by an organised criminal gang, often called ‘mafia’. The illegal goods could be drugs, liquor, etc. while the illegal services could be call-girls, gambling and so forth. The syndicates create their own business procedure, usually operating from established headquarters. Society knows the members of these syndicates as respectable citizens living in posh residential areas ,freely associating with high- status persons and engaged in lawful earning pursuits. The syndicates generally operate in big metropolitan areas which happen to be big centres of communication, transportation and distribution of goods. The leaders of big crime syndicates periodically gather at fixed places to discuss problems of mutual interests and concern. While the scope and effect of the criminal operation of syndicates vary from area to another, the wealthiest and most influential groups operate in in Mumbai , Delhi, Chennai and Calcutta and the capital cities of some other states.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Pandey, Associate Professor & Director – CCJR, Unitedworld School of Law (UWSL)
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