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Defeating ‘Ndrangheta is possible, Italy’s President says

By David Amoruso

The ‘Ndrangheta may be Italy’s most powerful organized crime group, but its defeat is possible and is deemed a “national objective […] and a duty that must be placed at the top of any government agenda,” Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella said yesterday.

Calling the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2016 at 7:45am — No Comments

Website shows Europe’s “Most Wanted Fugitives”

By David Amoruso

Have you seen Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Matteo Messina Denaro or French armed robber David Gras? Yes? Then go to EUMostWanted.eu and help European law enforcement agencies find and arrest these dangerous men so they can place some new mugshots on their Europe’s Most Wanted Fugitives website.

Launched by the European Network of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta busts net bosses and 2006 World Cup winner

By David Amoruso

The Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta has become Italy’s most powerful crime group in recent years. With its international cocaine connections it has managed to become a global powerhouse as well. Now, it can even boast it counts a famous football star among its pawns, one who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Leaders of Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels busted in raids

By David Amoruso

Police in Canada targeted a who’s who of Montreal’s underworld this morning, arresting leaders of the Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels, including Stefano Sollecito, the alleged current boss of the Montreal Mafia; Leonardo Rizzuto (photo above, left), son of deceased boss Vito Rizzuto; and Maurice Boucher (photo above, right),…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Mafia may reduce Sicily's risk of infiltration by ISIS

By David Amoruso

If members of terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) are looking for a new target then Sicily might not be the smartest choice. Claudio Fava, the deputy chairman of the National Anti-Mafia Commission, told …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fugitive Camorra boss Pasquale Sibillo captured

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy captured fugitive Camorra mob boss Pasquale “Lino” Sibillo, yesterday. He had been wanted since June after evading his arrest on charges of murder, drug trafficking, and Mafia association. Authorities claim he is one of the men behind a violent gang war bloodying the streets of Naples.

24-year-old Sibillo was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2015 at 4:24am — No Comments

Italian Mafia boss talks about ‘Ndrangheta’s global reach

By David Amoruso

The code of silence is held in high regard by members of the ‘Ndrangheta. No one knows this more than Emilio di Giovine, a former boss who turned on the mob and became a witness for the government. “It’s dangerous for me, with the ‘Ndrangheta you are never safe.” Despite the dangers, he is eager to tell his story and shed light on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta Mafia meeting filmed in Switzerland (video)

By David Amoruso

A large table with men seated around it in silence. One man does all the talking. “You can work in everything - extortion, cocaine, heroin,” he says. That man is mob boss Antonio Nesci, and every word he utters is captured on video giving it the feel of a Hollywood movie. Only this is real life. Swiss police just caught a meeting of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

International operation in Italy seizes over 20 tons of cannabis

PRESS RELEASE

An international operation led by Italy and closely supported by France, Spain and Europol, resulted in the discovery and seizure of over 20 tons of cannabis resin yesterday. The drugs - with an estimated street value of €200 million - were hidden in the deck of a merchant vessel called Jupiter, flying the flag of the Cook Islands.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Europe - Overview



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Website shows Europe’s “Most Wanted Fugitives”



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 9, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Thom L. Jones' Mob Corner - Overview



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Mob Corner is written by Thom L. Jones. A retired businessman, he has had a long interest in organized crime, and in particular the Sicilian and American Mafia.



A hobby triggered by a book he read while studying at university "God…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

In search of the Corleonesi: How the Mafia changed forever

By Thom L. Jones

Italians know Corleone as a small, inland town of about 12000 inhabitants, situated in the highlands of Western Sicily, approximately mid-way between Palermo and Agrigento.

We mostly know Corleone as the name of a fictitious Mafia boss-Don Corleone- the central character in Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather. Although…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 8, 2015 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Profile: Camorra boss Pasquale Scotti

By David Amoruso

Francisco de Castro Visconti seemed like the perfect example of an upstanding hardworking citizen. A resident of the tropical city of Recife on the north-eastern coast of Brazil, he ran a nightclub and food import business and was happily married with two beautiful kids.

Yet, he never really existed. Francisco de Castro Visconti was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2015 at 3:02pm — No Comments

The Phantom of The Grand Hotel: Sicily, the Mafia, a Mystery

By Thom L. Jones

Located in the historical center of Palermo, Sicily. Founded in 1874 and renovated in 1907 by one of the great masters of the Art Nouveau Style, Ernesto Basile, the exquisite Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes hotel exudes historical charm. Grand décor of marble floors and antiques combine nicely with very latest technology to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2015 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

Billions of euros seized from Sicilian Mafia’s boss of bosses

By David Amoruso

Follow the money. If you want to hurt a gangster real bad, then go after his ill-gotten gains. This is especially true when you cannot catch the criminal behind all that money. As is currently happening in Sicily with Matteo Messina Denaro, Cosa Nostra’s boss of bosses, who has been a fugitive since 1993. The Italian…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments

The Sound of Silence: How the Mafia in Sicily Communicates

By Thom L. Jones

Omertà: Good is he who sees and is silent.

                                             Old Mafia saying.

Sicily is an intricate web of favors done in exchange for other favors owing among people of all class, from the humblest to the highest. The trick is to never over-estimate…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2015 at 5:31am — 1 Comment

Profile: Sacra Corona Unita boss Davide Vadacca

By David Amoruso

Davide Vadacca is considered a rising star within Sacra Corona Unita, Italy’s fourth largest criminal group. At the young age of 32 he is one of the organization’s leaders in the city of Lecce. Authorities say he is also the man behind a violent war that is terrorizing the honest, hardworking people of the Italian city.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

Honest businessman or Australian ‘Ndrangheta boss?

By David Amoruso

Antonio Madafferi, an honest and successful businessman or senior leader of the ‘Ndrangheta crime clan in Melbourne, Australia? It depends on who you ask, but police are quite certain that Madafferi runs one of the country’s most powerful criminal organizations, one that moves record-breaking amounts of drugs and has connections…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 16, 2014 at 8:13am — 4 Comments

New York Gambino mobster hit with extortion rap in Italy

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy and the United States have busted up an international extortion racket run by the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta and the Gambino crime family in New York. Eight people in both countries were arrested today, including Francesco Palmeri, who, authorities claim, is a high-ranking member of the Gambino family.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Elite ‘Ndrangheta ceremony videotaped live

By David Amoruso

It’s a bad time to be a secretive criminal organization. Today, Italian authorities released video of a ‘Ndrangheta elite swearing-in ceremony after concluding a two year investigation resulting in the arrest of forty suspected members of the criminal brotherhood from Calabria.  

“It's the first time that the swearing in, with the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

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