‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”

By ALESSIA CANDITO   An operation by the “Direzione distrettuale antimafia” (DDA, or “Direct Anti-Mafia Directorate”) conducted by the Carabinieri against two gangs from Rosarno (Reggio Calabria). There were several accusations, including international drugs trafficking: they found large consignments of cocaine from South America and hashish from Spain and Morocco, destined for the North Italian market. Read more about ‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”[…]

New police team in the Netherlands to counter Italian Mafia after publication of the Cerca Trova report

  The Hague (the Netherlands). At the end of March, 2017, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service, national police and tax authorities released the report “Cerca Trova” (or “seek and you shall find”), to analyse the criminal activities of the Italian Mafia in the Netherlands. They concluded that the Mafia in the Netherlands was mainly involved Read more about New police team in the Netherlands to counter Italian Mafia after publication of the Cerca Trova report[…]

Flanders, the heart of the drug trade

An investigation by the “Investigative Reporting Project Italy” (IRPI), Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Investigace, Heut Nieuwsblad and Aktuality – reveals how Colombia, Calabria (a region in Southern Italy), and Slovakia are united by a single red thread from Flanders, through Belgium and the Netherlands. When the journalist Jan Kuciak, working for the Read more about Flanders, the heart of the drug trade[…]

Major Spanish operation against a prolific organised crime group in Europe

  On the 26th and 27th of June, 2018, 129 individuals, including leaders, of an organised criminal group in Spain got arrested by the police and the Mossos d’Esquadra. They searched 74 houses in several Spanish cities, capturing €100,000 in cash, as well as non- licensed firearms, bulletproof vests and illicit tobacco. The group was Read more about Major Spanish operation against a prolific organised crime group in Europe[…]