It was during the 1920's and the days of prohibition that gangsters in America first united to form a national crime syndicate. Since then, organised crime has expanded into a sophisticated worldwide network whose influence, power and reach extends globally. This sensational 13 part series uncovers the truth behind the myths, exposing not just the traditional crime family bosses of the Cosa Nostra but the most notorious and ruthless crime organisations spanning the globe. From the increasing power of the frightening Russian Mafia to the revitalised Mafia in Sicily. From the ancient and brutal Japanese Yakusa to urban, inner city Gangsta's. From the notorious Chinese Triads to the all powerful drug barons of South America, no stone is left unturned in exposing the truth behind international organised crime.