When Hawaii residents hear the term “Maui mafia” they may think of the crime family that has controlled the state for decades, but a closer look reveals that Hawaii’s mafia family has played a much larger role in the Hawaiian economy than most realize.
According to research by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, the Maui Mafia, also known as the Ku-Mau, controls approximately 15 percent of all food and farm production in the state.
Maui is one of only a handful of states that have no law enforcement agency that can enforce state-authorized food safety regulations.
The state of Hawaii is one among many states where the Ku Mafia is a major presence.
According the USDA, the Ku family has extensive ties to Hawaii’s local criminal underworld, including a wide variety of crimes that involve drugs, money laundering, and organized crime.
For example, the Kauai Mafia is also a major player in the Mauidos illegal drug trade, where the mafia is involved with several other drug-trafficking organizations, including the Ku Mob, the Black Hand Gang, and the Crips.
As the Kaua’i Police Department reports, Ku mob members are responsible for numerous crimes, including drug smuggling, racketeering, murder, armed robbery, and other violent crimes.
The Ku family also operates a “high-end, high-end” gambling operation in Kauai, according to police.
The Ku family is also involved in numerous Hawaiian criminal organizations, according the USDA.
For example, according Toews report, the mafia family also controls a local criminal syndicate known as “the Ku Family,” which includes members of the Ku Clan and Ku Family, as well as the Black Hens, the Dap-Ho’olau, and Ku Maunahau.
According Toews, the gangsters of the “Ku family” have become so adept at smuggling drugs and money that the Ku clan is now operating a drug-smuggling operation from the Kaʻuhe, a major island in Maui.
According Ku family member, Daphne Toews to the Honolulu Advertiser, the drug smuggling operation began in 2009 and was expanded in 2012.
According to the report, Ku family members have been arrested in the last three years for drug trafficking and money laundering.
The gangsters involved in the Ku gang are often paid for their services by drug trafficking groups in Hawaii, according The Next Supermarket article.
According Daphna Toews source, Ku gang members often take their drug trafficking work to other Hawaiian crime families in order to make money.
According Shelly Sargent to the Advertisers, Ku Family members are known to “flirt with other gangs and take money and drugs for the Ku Family to run.”
According to Toews investigation, the family also hires local crime bosses in the Hawaii area to recruit new members and recruit other members to their network.
The group is often assisted by a “gangster manager,” who is responsible for recruiting and managing the Ku mob, according Sargents report.
The manager also handles all the operations in the gang.
According Sargets source, the manager is a “regular gang member,” who has the Ku mafia name tattooed on his forearm, and he “talks like a mob boss.”
The Ku gang has been linked to drug trafficking, armed robberies, and money-laundering for decades.
According Toews research, the crime group has operated a network of at least 10,000 drug dealers in the region.
According reports, the FBI reports that the family has amassed $300 million in illicit assets since 1998.
According another report, according “to one of the gang’s top operatives, Ku Mob leader Daphnne Toew, the money-flipping, drug-running, money-dealing business is done with the help of underworld associates in Hawaii and beyond.”
The gang is also known for laundering millions of dollars through a “fringe” Hawaii-based gambling operation, according reports.
The casino is one example of the group’s extensive operations.
According ABC News, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the “Mafia” family is one such criminal enterprise.
The gang operates a number of gambling operations throughout the state of Hawai’i, including in Hilo, Honolulu, and Honolulu.
According CBS affiliate KHON, the Mob has also been involved in smuggling guns and drugs into the state, which the gang has used to further its illicit business.
According The Next TV article, the “mob” is one gang that has become more violent since its formation in the late 1990s, according a study by the Kauhoku Star-Keiki.
The Kauhokos criminal gang is one part of the Mauis “family” that is heavily involved in “drugs, guns, and human trafficking,” according Toews report.
According a recent ABC News report, In 2013, a Ku