Extortion

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Extortion

An illegal act in which one coerces another into providing money or something else of value. For example, one may extort money from a business by threat of force. Extortion historically has been common in organized crime.
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The paramilitary force said that during a probe it emerged that, the practice of extortion in Old City area had been going on since 2011 in which some office bearers of market association were also involved.
Smart technology is attracting increasing attention as more and more people [from different age groups] are falling victim to cyber extortion.
Col Al Ajel pointed out that online patrols are working round the clock and detecting 18-20 cyber extortion crimes every month.
Killid spoke to chief commander Aminullah Amin who admits that extortion is a problem, but he claims the situation on the highways is better than before.
Since Kidnapping for ransom and extortion falls under the category of terrorism, therefore all such cases are dealt by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD).
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered an investigation into a report of money extortion from Saudi nationals arrested for human trafficking in the Philippines.
These gangsters used to kill those people, who fail to pay extortion money, added the DIG.
Local 807 set the stage for the enactment of the Hobbs Act, the federal government's comprehensive extortion statute.
In elementary school districts across the Santa Clarita Valley, some or all had no reported incidents of robbery or extortion, sex offenses, weapons possession, battery, assault with a deadly weapon or homicide.
Inside] I found an extortion letter with a live cartridge placed inside," contractor Manoj Singh told police.
In between the months of June and September alone, 30 cases of extortion have been reported in which 41 people have been arrested.
Nasir Khan Durrani about the progress made in kidnapping for ransom and extortion cases.