Following the collapse of the former Soviet Union, there were large stockpiles of arms left in Ukraine.The first prominence of the Ukrainian mafia came through their participation in the illicit international trafficking in these arms.Between 19, some billion in military material disappeared from military depots in Ukraine and ended up primarily in West Africa and Central Asia.
From trafficking in arms, Ukrainian crime syndicates entered into the international trade in illegal drugs, becoming a major player in the narcotics traffic from Central Asia to Central Europe.The reach of Ukrainian gangs has become extended, having been reported from Central European countries such as the Czech Republic and Hungary, where they're involved in prostitution, to North American countries and Israel, where they founded a significant power base following the mass immigration of Ukrainian Jews which among the many law-abiding people had also criminal elements profiting from the open borders.The most infamous form of Ukrainian organized crime, and the one which became the most famous, is the so-called Odessa Mafia named after the Black Sea port city of Odessa.This Bible is in the public domain in the United States.We have no further information about its publication history, but are making it available in the same format in which we acquired it as a public service.
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Racketeering, drug trafficking, entryism, extortion, loan sharking, murder, human trafficking, construction management, money laundering, robbery, bootlegging, arms trafficking, gambling, bribery, fencing, prostitution, theft, skimming, pornography and fraud Ukrainian mafia is a type of criminal organization with origins in Ukraine.
Such organizations are regarded as one of the most influential types of organized crime coming out of the former USSR next to the established Russian mafia, Georgian mafia, Chechen mafia, Armenian mafia and Azerbaijani mafia.
Ukrainian criminal organizations are involved in a vast amount of illegitimate enterprises.
Although Ukrainian criminal organizations are for the most part independently operating enterprises they are most closely connected with Russian mafia organizations, as is the case with Semyon Mogilevich.