The Italian police, Thursday morning 334 suspects have been arrested in a historical operation against the maffiaorganisatie ‘Ndrangheta. Among the suspects are an ex-member of parliament, a police commander, lawyers, and accountants.
It’s going to be one of the most important actions to combat the mafia, in the history of the united states. According to the Italian prosecutors allows for the operation of the expanding reach of the ‘Ndrangheta to see it. That would be the infamous maffiabende Cosa Nostra has been surpassed as one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the country, and is one of the largest in the world.
During the operation, some 2,500 agents are used, in particular, in the place of Vibo Valentia in the Calabria region. Some of the suspects have been arrested in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The suspects were arrested on suspicion of money-laundering, murder, extortion, financial crimes, and membership in a maffiaorganisatie.
Investigators say that the gang has become the largest seller of cocaine to Europe. Professionals should be used to make a lot of money to launder. “There are people who have jobs and are not in authority need to be set on the ‘Ndrangheta,” said Nicola Gratteri, who is the police lead.
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The upper – and the underworld to get mixed up
A few of there shows an overlapping of the upper and the nether world, in the South of the country. So the police arrested Giancarlo Pittelli, a former member of parliament of Forza Italia (the party of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi). Also, attorneys, accountants, rechtbankmedewerkers, local government officials, a mayor and a police commander were arrested.
According to Gratteri’s going to be the largest against the mafia in Italy, since a similar operation on the island of Sicily, in 1984. This has led to the so-called trial in Palermo, which has more than 450 members of the Cosa Nostra, for the court to have been published.
During the operation Thursday, a number of the secrets of the ‘Ndrangheta have been discovered. For example, a pizzino found a piece of paper, that is, when the mafia used to communicate at a high level. It was a sense that the prospective members will have to repeat it before they get a promotion, get within the ‘Ndrangheta, according to The Guardian.
The sentence is a direct quote from three of the knights in the seventeenth century, who, as legend has it, the Cosa Nostra in Sicily, the Camorra in Campania and ‘Ndrangheta in Calabria is set up.