italian mafia (18)

Sicilian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro seemed like a ghost. For three decades he was among the world’s most wanted fugitives. Authorities only heard whispers. Even after arresting everyone close to him, he remained elusive. Until today. When polic
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Ten alleged members of the Sicilian Mafia in Agrigento were arrested today, Italian news agency ANSA reported. They are charged with trafficking drugs and extorting businesses in the cities Agrigento, Licata, Palma di Montechiaro, and Canicatti along
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In a move that will shock the global underworld, Italian Mafia boss Raffaele Imperiale has decided to become a witness for the government and testify about his crimes. Imperiale is seen as one of the biggest drug traffickers in the world and has clos
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“All I remember is the blood, all that blood,” Giandavide De Pau, the former driver of an Italian Mafia boss, allegedly said after he slaughtered three prostitutes in Rome’s upper-class Prati district last weekend. How a mob driver turned out to be a
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The Italian Financial Corps (Guardia di Finanza) took down a criminal network linked to the Calabrian Mafia today. It relied on corrupt workers in the port of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, Italy to smuggle hundreds of millions of euros’ worth of cocaine i
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A Spanish branch of the ‘Ndrangheta, the infamous Calabrian Mafia, was busted two weeks ago. 32 individuals tied to the mob organization were arrested in Spain for their involvement in large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering, Europol report
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Matteo Messina Denaro is a Mafia ghost. Despite being one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, authorities remain unable to pinpoint his whereabouts. The Sicilian Cosa Nostra boss has been on the run since 1993, but Italian police believe he continu
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It was almost certainly too much for Luciano Raia. On a wet, chilly Tuesday morning, January 11, 1966, three women dressed in black moved across the gardens of Piazza della Vittoria, towards the immense block of a building standing on its west-side.
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He had not reached thirty when he died, and although he crammed a lot into his brief life, it was all the wrong stuff. In a playhouse of madness where all the players outdid themselves in their levels of depravity, he had a starring role that lasted
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Raffaele Imperiale’s criminal empire has officially crumbled. The international Camorra boss sat atop the European drug underworld, forming a close partnership with organizations in Ireland and the Netherlands and deemed himself safe in the desert ci
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Shopkeepers in the area around the Italian city of Foggia were treated to an explosive start of the new year. Eight bomb attacks have rocked their businesses. It is believed that the Sacra Corona Unita, Italy’s fourth largest Mafia group, is behind t
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The Italian Mafia has quite the track record. Nothing but glory days. But crooks can’t live in the past if they want to make money in the present. Europol, in cooperation with various police agencies, busted a large-scale organized crime group with l
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