The suspects included members of a Chechen organized crime group, as well as a number of former FSB agents. On 28 August 2007, Chaika met Putin and FSB director Nikolai Patrushev, during which he made an official announcement: :"Our investigation has led us to conclude that only people living abroad could be interested in killing Politkovskaya...Forces interested in de-stabilising the country, in stoking crisis...in discrediting the national leadership, provoking external pressure on the country, could be interested in this crime. Anna Politkovskaya knew who ordered her killing. She met him more than once."
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Sometimes the term is used to describe distinct units of crime syndicates of other ethnic and national origin, such as the Irish Mob, Japanese Yakuza, Chinese Tongs and Triads, Indian Mafia, Colombian and Mexican drug cartels, Chechen mafia, Russian mafia, Maltese mafia, the Thief in law and Eastern European families. Some of these entities, like the 'Ndrangheta, may also be organized along blood-family lines. *Gambetta, Diego (2009). Codes of the Underworld. Princeton University Press. ISBN: 978-0-691-11937-3 Crime lord. Drug cartel. Drug lord. Gun moll. List of crime bosses. List of criminal enterprises, gangs and syndicates. Mafia. Organized crime.
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Chechen mafia. Azerbaijani mafia. Armenian mafia. Dozens arrested in swoop on Georgian mafia across Europe. Foreign mafia move in on Italy: The Georgian mafia is encroaching on Italian soil, posing a great threat to the country. Police arrest 69 in 'Georgian mafia' raids. Georgia mafia suspects arrested in six countries. Georgian 'mafia boss' slips Europe-wide police raid. Georgian mafia launders 7 billion dollars in Russia for ‘small victorious war’. Forty arrested in French raids on Georgian 'mafia' gangs. Georgian mafia boss collared in Dunakeszi. European police bust Georgian mafia in raid. Georgia's mafia: the politics of survival. Thieves of the Law and the Rule of Law in Georgia.
Nikolay Suleimanov (1955–1994), assassinated. Omid Tahvili (born 1970), international fugitive since 2007. Kiyoshi Takayama (born 1947), serving six-year prison sentence. Masahisa Takenaka (1933–1985), assassinated. Philip "Chicken Man" Testa (1924–1981), assassinated. David Thai (born 1956), serving life sentence in prison. Frank "Funzi" Tieri (1904–1981), natural causes. Joseph "Lead Pipe Joe" Todaro (1923–2012), natural causes. Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov (born 1949), international fugitive since 2002. Robert Trimbole (1931–1987), natural causes. John "Peanuts" Tronolone (1910–1991), natural causes. Mery Valencia (born 1953), at large.