In an interview, he said protection rackets
had resurfaced and admitted less than 10 years ago, "leading police figures believed the sale of alcoholic drinks through blackmail and threats was free trade ."
The man, in his early 40s, claimed he led a well- oiled cow protection racket
across the state.
In effect, they agreed to divide the country into spheres of control for the racecourse protection rackets
They started protection rackets
in the East End after taking over a snooker club, and steadily expanded their empire.
The paper said the money was said to come from protection rackets
, taxes imposed on opium farmers, donors in the Gulf states who channel money through Dubai and from the senior Taliban leadership in Pakistan.
Focusing on illicit drugs, we argue that institutions of protection, especially what we call state-sponsored protection rackets
, help explain varying levels of violence within and across illicit markets.
DIRECTORS of a Merseyside security company were today charged by police investigating rogue firms and protection rackets
Whether fuelled by supplying drugs, smuggling counterfeit goods, protection rackets
, money-laundering and frauds, too many end up living a life of luxury.
In addition to controlling interests in numerous oil and natural gas companies and the role it plays in dubious "buy-back" deals with regional governments in the former Soviet republics, NaftaSib is involved in what Ames calls "security" deals--what students of the American underworld would call "protection rackets
." Many of the firm's top managers, Ames reports, are siloviki--a Russian term referring to "hard" or "powerful" figures connected to Soviet-era internal security and intelligence agencies, particularly the GRU (Russian military intelligence) and KGB.
Ottavius Sabini was infamous for terrorising dog tracks and race courses through a series of blackmail, extortion and protection rackets
The clashes are mostly triggered over protection rackets
targeting nightclubs, bars and karaoke cafes operated by soldiers and policemen.
A Birmingham Chinese community insider said: 'The gangs operate protection rackets
, money laundering, and money lending.