is a state law enforcement agency, founded in 1970.
Justice Minister David Ford, who chairs the OCTF
which compiled the findings, said criminals also involved in drugs, human trafficking and fuel fraud were "killing, abusing and preying on society".
report shows that 'loyalist' and 'republican' paramilitaries control a high proportion of organised crime in Northern Ireland either directly or indirectly.
(1988:70-73) reports "criminal investigations that have revealed La Cosa Nostra control over or influence in" at least 13 construction locals in New York City.
EXTORTION The OCTF
also said "some members of loyalist paramilitary groups" are involved in "extortion, money lending, robbery, contraband, kidnap, drugs and money laundering for extensive personal gain".
As I launch the Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF
) anti-counterfeit Christmas campaign today my message to the public is simple.
Det Insp Roger McVicker, who sits on an expert group on the OCTF
looking at people-trafficking, added: "There is no evidence in Northern Ireland of human trafficking for sexual exploitation but it is something we would take very seriously and will be investigating.
With international links, the Government's Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF
) has pledged to track down the underworld chiefs.