Posts Tagged ‘Italian Mafia’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Vito Rizzuto’s Funeral Draws Hundreds

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MONTREAL — Police, bystanders and hundreds of mourners were on hand Monday for Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto’s funeral in the same church where his son and father were remembered after their violent deaths. Bells pealed as Rizzuto’s gold-coloured casket was carried out of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense Church in the heart of Montreal’s Little Italy.

Detroit Mafia Quietly Moving into New Era

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The Detroit mafia also known as the Detroit partnershiphas always been a very low key La Cosa Nostra family avoiding much of the media attention attached to other families in cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. With much of its membership and hierarchy having family ties the Detroit mob family has been with out much of the turncoats and […]

Anti-mafia raids target Rome, Calabria

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Italian police said they launched two major anti-mafia operations Friday in Rome and the southern region of Calabria, targeting around 100 people. The Rome operation, described by Italian media as the largest ever undertaken in the capital region, targeted people who helped lead “illegal activities” in the city and the suburb of Ostia, police spokesman Mario […]