Archive for the ‘True Crime’ Category

Italian police arrest dozens of Mafia suspects from female-led ‘Prickly Pear Lips’ gang

Italian police have arrested dozens of suspected Mafia members in an international operation to dismantle a powerful Sicilian crime group run by women. Over 500 officers took part in the raid on the Laudani clan in the Sicilian port of Catania, nicknamed “Mussi di ficurinia” (“Prickly pear lips”), in a sting that also involved forces in […]

Who killed Freddie Mills? Was He a Serial Killer?

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On the night of July 24, 1965 a man was found shot in the back seat of his car in a cul-de-sac behind a Soho nightclub, with a loaded rifle beside him. Despite doctors’ best efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead in the early hours of the following day. The news stunned Britain […]

A Village’s Votes Stolen by the Mafia

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Plati (Italy) (AFP) – Italy goes to the polls this weekend for local and regional elections but not in the village of Plati in the southern region of Calabria, heartland of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, who control much of Europe’s cocaine trade. Such is the local grip of the notorious organised crime syndicate that no one […]

L.A. police spent $22,000 to get Mexican Mafia killer Rene ‘Boxer’ Enriquez to fancy dinner

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department used an invalid court order and spent $22,000 to bring an imprisoned killer and former gang leader to speak to an exclusive dinner for private executives, according to a report released Friday. In all, 38 LAPD employees worked about 320 hours to prepare for the January event at […]

Italy Police Seize Assets Worth 100 Million Euros in Anti-Mafia Case

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ROME: Italy Financial police has seized assets worth more than 100 million euros from a businessman arrested over claims of mafia activity here the other day. Over the past few weeks a dozen people have been taken into custody in raids in the capital, where it is alleged the mafia has taken over lucrative City of […]

Mafia wars hit upscale Istanbul streets, 3 dead

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Two separate targeted hits in one day in upscale Istanbul neighborhoods left three people dead late Dec. 24, just days after a bodyguard was killed in front of a bar in Istanbul’s Nişantaşı neighborhood.

Last King of Rome: One-eyed Mafia don worth £160m to face justice

Busted: Carminati is arrested by police during an operation called 'Mondo di Mezzo'

Italian crime boss Massimo Carminati has been arrested after decades of eluding the law in the The Eternal City of Rome. He is a one-eyed petrol station boss with a fascination for Andy Warhol and The Hobbit… and according to covert police tapes, a taste for murder with his trusty Russian pistol.

Mafia Boss Claims Links to ‘Corrupt’ Treasurer

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Just days after 26 suspected members of the Italian Camorra mob were arrested in Madrid, police investigations have revealed that one of the top mafia bosses claimed to have contact and business plans with the disgraced Popular Party treasurer Luis Bárcenas.