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Cosa Nostra

the branch of the Mafia that operates in the USA.
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This land mafia has also established fish processing units illegally in residential area of the Manjhar Goth located near Mubarak village.
This mafia, I think, is organized,' Ferrer said in reply to questions from Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon.
The various clans and members of the Sicilian mafia are known as"Casa Nostra" or "our thing" in Italian.
Apparently targeting the PML-N leadership, the prime minister called them the "Pakistani mafia" and compared them to the Sicilian mafia which used blackmail and threats to pressurise the judiciary and other institutions.
In a tweet, the premier stated that the 'mafia' was relying on the 'tactics of bribe, threat, blackmail and begging to pressurise [the] state institutions and judiciary.'
The prime minister said, "In a similar vein to the 'Sicilian mafia', the Pakistani mafia uses tactics of bribe, threat, blackmail and begging to pressurise state institutions and judiciary in order to protect their billions of money laundering stashed abroad." figure contenteditable="false
"Our region was considered one of top cotton producer regions but pesticide mafia has damaged agriculture," he said.
Thousands of cubic feet illegal pine wood was seized during the operations and First Information Reports(FIR) were registered against10 culprits of the timber mafia including Tehsil Council member Khalid Qureshi.
YOUNG Nigerians below the age of 30 might not have any idea of what Kaduna Mafia stands for, but even for some others, they needed to be reminded that the once powerful Kaduna Mafia existed in the 1970s up to the late 1990s.
Let's break down the characteristics of the sort of mob Comey was referring here, based on what we know about the mother of all mobs: the Italian Mafia.
The new enemies of Europe are not ideologies but the mafia. Not only the armed mafia but the mafia in suits and ties, the economic mafia who recycle money from the drug trade.
ONE of the most feared Mafia godfathers of all time died of cancer yesterday, aged 87.