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Crime in Estonia

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Crime in Estonia is organized like in its predecessor, USSR. There are many criminal organizations operating in Estonia. Each of these groups have at least ten active members, and the largest ones have about 100.

Crime organizations

The Common Fund: a traditional umbrella organisation of criminal groups - a trade union of sorts which settles conflicts and establishes the boundaries of the spheres of interest of the various groups. The group also helps imprisoned members. The common fund mainly includes ethnic Russian criminals.

The Council: This Estonian-language equivalent of the Common Fund mainly comprises young Estonian businessmen, who help in the transit of large consignments of drugs, and who are also involved in other types of economic crime.

The Estonians' Group is a disparate gang, because the leaders of its different factions are in conflict with each other. The group specialises in the international drugs trade, car theft, and economic crime in the Nordic Countries and Western Europe.

The Kemerovo Group: The strongest group operates in the drug business, prostitution, car theft, and extortion. The group has four main figures, of whom one is above the rest. The group has begun to spread out into the Nordic Countries.

The Stasi Group: A Russian gang which specialises in stealing cars and selling them back to their owners.

The Okun Group: Named after its boss, the group is involved in extortion, larceny, and car theft. The members have close ties with criminal elements in Russia.

The Azeri Group: Comprises about 50 men from Azerbaijan, and focuses on the heroin business. They work together with fellow Azeris in the Nordic Countries and the Baltic States.

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