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THE 'NDRANGHETA



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Intro written by Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



The Calabrian “Honoured Society”, well known as “’Ndrangheta”, is the equivalent of Sicilian Mafia in Calabria region, south Italy. However its origin is unknown, it emerged later than other Italian organizations, maybe because Calabria was more isolated than others even inside south eastern…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

Operation Mala Civitas shows over 100 ‘Ndrangheta bosses and members collected welfare cheques

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Italian police launched Operation Mala Civitas to investigate around 500 people with convictions for Mafia crimes and check whether or not they collected welfare cheques. On Wednesday, investigators of the Guardia…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2020 at 5:58am — No Comments

Italian Organized Crime: Cosa Nostra, Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita

Profiles and articles below introduction



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Italian organized crime, divided in Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, is a rich and powerful criminal enterprise with a lot of connections and branches around the world.…

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Fugitive ‘Ndrangheta Mafia boss busted while having a smoke during Coronavirus lockdown

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Fugitive ‘Ndrangheta Mafia boss Cesare Antonio Cordì (photo above)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 14, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta bust: Police arrest 18 Calabrian Mafia figures, charge them with €160 million fraud

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Police in Italy today arrested 18 individuals with ties to the ‘Ndrangheta on charges of tax fraud. Around three…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2020 at 10:09am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta in Greater Toronto Area hit but still too powerful – “There are 9 (Mafia clans) of us”

By Andrew Machin

On June 2, 2015, with the arrest of 19 people, the two year-long code-named Project OPhoenix closed. The Project, conducted by the Combined Special Forces Enforcement Unit for the Great Toronto Area (GTA), significantly hit, resuming the words, during its presentation, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2019 at 11:17am — No Comments

Mafia threats and sexting: Two Italian priests face trial over ‘Ndrangheta claims

By David Amoruso

Two priests in Calabria, Italy, were charged today by anti-Mafia prosecutors with using the ‘Ndrangheta to threaten a man to pay back his debt. Graziano Maccarone and Nicola De Luca pledged their loyalty to God, but apparently feel he isn’t as all powerful as is claimed.

In order to get a debtor to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

“The Mafia defines who he is” – Profile of Toronto ‘Ndrangheta boss Giuseppe “Pino” Ursino

By David Amoruso

As far as powerful Mafia bosses go, Giuseppe Ursino (photo above) is as low-key as they come. So much so that when he was convicted of trafficking cocaine for the ‘Ndrangheta and sentenced to over a decade in prison Thursday, it was the first criminal conviction of his life.

“Pino” Ursino was born…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2019 at 6:23am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta boss faces U.S. charges in connection to seizure of over 1,500 kilos of cocaine bound for Europe

By David Amoruso

Alleged ‘Ndrangheta boss Gabriele “El Italiano” Biondo made an initial appearance in federal court in Boston on Thursday in connection with a 1,500-kilo cocaine shipment. Biondo is an Italian national who was extradited to the United States from Spain. He is alleged to have been in close contact with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Brother of Mafia snitch was murdered after he had asked to be removed from witness protection program

By David Amoruso

The murdered brother of a Calabrian Mafia turncoat had asked to be released from the government’s witness protection program. 51-year-old Marcello Bruzzese was shot dead on Christmas Day last year, when he arrived at his home in the historical center of Pesaro.

The killing had all the indications of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 2, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

How a domestic dispute led to the death of one of Canada’s most powerful Mafia bosses

By David Amoruso

A domestic dispute? It’s not the first thing one thinks of when a reputed Mafia boss is shot dead in his home. Still, that’s what happened to 87-year-old Toronto mob leader Rocco Zito (photo above) on January 29, 2016. His son-in-law, Domenico Scopelliti, was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2018 at 8:20am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta leader Giuseppe Pelle ran regional politics on behalf of Calabrian Mafia

By David Amoruso

He had disappeared in 2016. Like so many of his colleagues, Calabrian Mafia boss Giuseppe “Peppe” Pelle chose to live the life of a fugitive rather than spend it behind bars. From his hideaway in the Calabrian mountains he oversaw a large network which controlled regional politics.

The mountainous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

King of the Bootleggers: Profile of Hamilton mob boss Rocco Perri

By David Amoruso

Every underworld has its first major crime boss. That man – or woman – who ascends to the top of the heap and controls organized crime in the city. For Hamilton, Ontario, that man was Rocco Perri. During the years of Prohibition, he became known as the “King of the Bootleggers.”

Born in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2018 at 4:24am — No Comments

Calabrian Mafia boss serving multiple life sentences for murder granted furlough to visit his dying mother

By David Amoruso

It’s an interesting debate: Do you grant a convicted murderer the right to say goodbye to a dying loved one, even though the convict…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

“We’ve been ruling here for 40 years!” – 2 mayors arrested, €50M worth of assets seized in ‘Ndrangheta bust

By David Amoruso

The power of the ‘Ndrangheta, Calabria’s Mafia, seems to have no limits. Authorities in Italy have arrested around 170 people, including two mayors, in Italy and Germany in a largescale operation aimed at the Farao-Marincola ‘Ndrangheta clan. Assets worth over €50 million euros were also seized. “We have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2018 at 11:32am — No Comments

Ndrangheta mob boss Rocco Morabito captured in Uruguay – Was a most wanted fugitive for 23 years

By David Amoruso

You can run, but not forever. After spending 23 years as a most wanted fugitive Rocco Morabito was arrested at a hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Sunday. The 50-year-old Calabrian Mafia boss had been living in a luxurious…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Son who ran Mafia-linked cocaine trafficking ring from family’s Queens restaurant sentenced to 20 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Angelo Gigliotti (photo above) was sentenced to 20 years in prison today for his role in a Calabrian Mafia-connected cocaine trafficking ring. The 36-year-old had been found guilty following a …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 22, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

New York cocaine trafficker with links to Italian ‘Ndrangheta who used Queens restaurant as front gets 18 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gregorio Gigliotti was sentenced to 18 years behind bars on Tuesday for narcotics trafficking and firearm offenses. The 61-year-old man used his family’s Queens-based Italian restaurant as a front for importing 55 kilos of cocaine from Costa Rica hidden among produce. Gigliotti’s operation was allegedly linked to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2017 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Town mayor busted in garbage probe involving Calabrian Mafia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The mayor of Bova Marina, a village in Reggio Calabria, was arrested today in a police operation against the Calabrian Mafia’s involvement in the area’s garbage hauling industry, Italian news agency ANSA reported. Mayor…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2016 at 8:44am — No Comments

Powerful Calabrian Mafia boss Marcello “The Dancer” Pesce arrested – spent six years as a most wanted fugitive

By David Amoruso

Marcello Pesce, one of the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta’s most powerful bosses, was arrested in a dawn raid on Thursday. He had been on the run since 2010 and, in absentia, had been convicted of Mafia crimes. He can now begin serving his prison sentence of almost 17 years.

Like so many of his colleagues, …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

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