John D'Amico wrote:
My God, all the members of the Five Families are like 60 years old.
Edit: And right now, the Russians are way more powerful than the Italians. Most of these Russian guys are ex-KGB and military people. They're smart, educated, cunning, violent, and whatnot. They're involved in every type of illegal business, bar none, and they're spread out all over the world, not just centered in America. They've got people in Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, the US, Canada, South Africa, the Middle East, China, Japan, Australia, and virtually all of Europe.
Actually most of hte people in the five families are in their 30's and 40's. You only see a list of made guys, most guys wont get made because it's basically a free ticke to prison. No they're definitely not stronger than the Italians, they still kick up to them in NY and NJ, and as far as the rest of the world goes, N'Drangheta the top Italian group in Italy controls 80% of the cocaine market in Italy, with connections to numerous places...the italian government is under their control along with Cosa Nostra.
The Russians also aren't even very organized at all. They don't have a commission such as the Italians, so they don't have the organization so they only operate in smaller cells. The Sicilians launder money for the Russians, and mediate deals between Russia, China, Albania etc etc. It's impossible for the Russians to control in 20 years or less what the Italians took over in 100-200 years in both America and Italy. It simply is not, cannot and will not happen.
Sicilian Cosa Nostra:
Cosa Nostra is the principal organization inside Italian O.C.; in Sicily, its original place, it has about 6.000 “made members” and 60.000 “associates”; according to D.I.A and secret services, sicilian crime families and crews are present in United States, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, France, Belgium, England, Spain, Swiss, north eastern Italy, Romania, Serbia, Malta, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, South Africa, Namibia and Australia.
The ‘Ndrangheta, located in Calabria, has about 5.000 “made members” and 50.000 “associates”; it has a strong presence in north eastern Italy, Australia and Canada, but it’s present also in United States, Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Germany, France, Belgium, Swiss, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Turkey, Morocco and Thailand.
The Camorra, located in Campania, with about 8.000 “made members” and 80.000 “associates”, has branches especially in United States, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain, France, England, north eastern Italy, Romania, Poland, Serbia and Australia.
Apulian Sacra Corona Unita:
Sacra Corona Unita, located in Puglia, with about 2.000 “made members” and 20.000 “associates”, has branches in north eastern Italy, Greece, Serbia, Albania and United States.
For the record, Cosa Nostra and 'Ndrangheta have personal bidders in Colombia who purchase the cocaine for them, and so far they are the major traffickers into Canada and Europe for Cocaine. Also, recently the Mafia was busted in an arms dealing ring that would've ended up with over 100,000 Ak-47s being dealt into Iraq.