Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

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


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 […]

Italian Police ‘Seize Mafia Assets Worth 450m Euros’


Italian police say they have seized 450m euros ($590m; £390m) of assets and arrested 20 people in anti-mafia raids. Among the assets seized were companies and holiday villages, the police say. The raids were prompted by investigations begun in 2008 and centre on the ‘Ndrangheta crime network and its activities in tourism.

‘Ndrangheta: Italy’s Most Powerful Mafia

Anti-‘ndrangheta youth movement from Locri, Calabria. The banner reads “And now kill us all”. Photo: Enzo Greco

Raised in the shadow of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra for almost a century (according to the FBI, the ‘Ndrangheta was born in the 1860s in the island of Favignana, Sicily), the ‘Ndrangheta has had plenty of time and resources to quietly become a major player in the realm of organized crime thanks to its ability to […]

Italy’s President Warns of Return of 1970s-Style Violence

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano walks at the Carthage Palace in Tunis

(Reuters) – Italy risks falling back into the kind of political violence that scarred the country during the 1970s, President Giorgio Napolitano said on Wednesday at a commemoration for anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone who was murdered 20 years ago. Speaking days after a deadly bomb attack on a school named after Falcone’s wife, who died with him […]