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The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) dismantled a criminal organization smuggling large quantities of cocaine from South America to Europe via the Canary Islands. The investigation identified a significant threat; criminal organizations’ increasin
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Truman Capote, the late, famous American novelist and playwright, once said, “Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.” A more than perfect observation of what took place in New York and various outlier areas of north-eastern Am
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Authorities in Italy, Belgium and Germany joined forces with Eurojust and Europol in a new operation against the Calabrian Mafia, known as the ‘Ndrangheta, and its drug trafficking activities. Today, 31 suspects were arrested and assets worth over €3
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The Calabrian Mafia was dealt a big blow this week. 132 individuals linked to the ‘Ndrangheta were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday in Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Romania, Brazil and Panama. Multiple locations
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One of Italy’s most wanted and dangerous criminals was arrested on Thursday morning. 49-year-old Pasquale Bonavota was caught as he exited a cathedral in the port city of Genoa, in the north of Italy. He became a wanted man in 2018 when he went on th
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Every year, the multibillion-dollar proceeds of organised crime are pumped into the global economy - a torrent of dirty cash that is laundered through the banking system to disguise its origins. So how is it done? And how does it remain undetected? E
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Since its beginnings, the Sicilian Mafia was led by and comprised of men. Cosa Nostra was the ultimate “Man’s World.” Men went out to commit crimes while wives sat at home. Sons followed in their fathers’ footsteps, while sisters stayed at home. As t
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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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