The Treasury Department’s Most-Wanted Crime Organizations

These criminal organizations are being targeted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for financial and other crimes.
January 25, 2013

The Yakuza

The Yakuza, based out of Japan, is reputedly the world’s largest criminal organization with over 70,000 members, the Treasury reports.

The Treasury Department previously targeted the Yamaguchi-gumi and the Sumiyoshi-kai clans of the Yakuza, in February and September 2012, respectively, and now is targeting the Inagawa-kai, the third-largest of the Yakuza organizations, for acting for or on behalf of the Yakuza. The top three clans account for approximately 72.4 percent of the Yakuza membership, the government said.

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