Originally Posted by Mavericker
Has there ever been a Scottish Mafia or Any Scottish crime syndicate?
Heaps, tho they tend to be local/regional things with often close-knit, family type organisation. Plus infighting. Try googling Arthur Thompson Snr & see what comes-up.
Also, the number of buisnesses that have over the years, been shut-down after their parent companies turned-out to be mafia-front/money laundering activities (eg Consolidated Pneumatic in Fraserburgh) & the number of "restaraunteurs," & other such "buisnessmen" who have been extradited & later convicted for Camorra/Cosa-Nostra related activities. Might just suggest that the real-thing is as well-established here as anywhere else?