I'm wondering if it's plausible to have a crime syndicate / mafia mob that does not deal in drugs. The crime syndicate in my novel deals in illegal gambling (street fighting & casinos) and importing illegal weapons into Australia. I don't want the boys to deal drugs. The novel is predominately a romance and I just don't want to go down the drug lord road. However, of course I'm reading every true crime book on Australian mafia and underworld figures and they're all drug dealers. I'm not surprised by any means but it's got me doubting if my hero can be second in line to the king pin and.. well... sober. My hero is an ex drug and alcohol user/abuser. Because he's a psycho when he drinks and he likes being in control. Reformed alcoholic and drug addict, the next head of a dangerous crime syndicate? Is this possible or do you thing all dangerous, shady characters should carry whiskey flasks and import drugs. I'm trying to thing outside the cliche but believable too. Thanks in advance.