Italy has the La Cosa Nostra
America has the Mafia
The Irish and Jews have their own crime organizations in America.
Southeast Asia has the Triads
China, Hong Kong and Taiwan have the Ton
posted by necromanc at 2:44 PM | Permalink
At 5:35 AM, Tisu
Youve got the southeast asia and hong kong bits confused.
Triads originate from the Ming rebels during the Qing dynastya and gradually became the triads in hongkong.
Examples are Sun Yee On, 14k, Wo Shing Wo etc.
The tongs are loose organisations (sometimes called benevolent associations) usually as a front for triad activities, or in the case of American Chinese criminal culture, for street gangs like the Flying Dragons and Ghost Shadows in New York.
At 3:01 PM, Fred
You are confused a lot
in italy there
"Cosa nostra " in sicily
"camorra" in naples
"sacra corona unita" in puglia
"Ndrangheta" in calabria
The word Mafia define all kind of italian criminal organizations and the word was imported in US like others italian word like pizza, spaghetti, lasagna etc etc
see ( in italian )
At 2:22 AM, Ramón_Lozano
In fact "Mafia" is the real name of Sicilian mafia, also kwnown as Cosa Nostra. But Cosa Nostra is how mafia was called in America in 1920's