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Boss Francesco Santolla and son Romualdo Santolla (18 when killed in may 1996)
Veglie boss Francesco Santolla’s son Romualdo Santolla killed
Im may 1996 was in Veglie Romualdo Santolla (18) killed by Luigi Vergine to hurt his father Francesco Santolla the boss of Veglie. He was killed by Luigi Vergine from Squinzano, Giuseppe Ricciardi from Squinzano (himself killed in 1999). This was later told by Campi Salentina boss Dario Toma who became a pentito.
Santolla family and Operation Tulipano
Operation Tulipano was aimed at a drugline from Albania into western europe. 28 November 1997 police arrested 24 persons. Boss of the drugline was Francesco Santolla capoclan from Veglie. Arrested were Massimiliano Arnesano from Veglie who got 4 years and 10 months; Alessio Belloni from Lecce who got 5 years and 4 months; Salvatore Capoccia from Veglie who got 8 years; Luigi Desiderio from Copertino who got 4 years and 10 months; Antonio Filieri from Veglie who got 5 years and 8 months; Francesco Muia from Veglie who got 9 years and 6 months; Mauro Pepe from Lecce who got 4 years and 10 months; Andrea Pizzuto from Arnesano who got 4 years and 10 months; Orazio Pizzuto from Arnesano who got 9 years and 6 months; Salvatore Saponaro from Carmiano who got 5 years and 9 months; Marcello Spedicato from Arnesano who got 5 years and 9 months, Arben Teneqexhiu an albanian who had lived for years in Monteroni and got 3 years and 6 months. Spoken free were Mauro Pepe and Francesco Campa from Veglie. Still sought was Francesco Santolla. Cannabis from Albania was send to Italy after which it had been send to Holland, where it was paid with coca pasta which then was refined in 2 cokelabs in Albania. Also they got coca pasta from the curdish PKK.
Andria based families Pastore and Pistillo
Andria’s old boss Agostino Pastore and the upcoming Pistillo- pesce families
Barletta based Pesce – Pistillo family
Brothers Antonio and Francesco Pistillo. Boss Michele Pistillo and his brother Benito Pistillo (killed 12 october 1999). Pistillo clan member Giuseppe Pesce.
19 october 1989 was in Barletta prison killed the camorista Vito Antonio Capuana, he was a godson of camorista Pasquale Barra. 14 october 1990 was in Barletta killed Antonio Seccia.
Barletta based Pastore- Campanale – Pistillo family
Raffaele Pignataro disappeared December 1992 and his son is Antonio Pignataro (photo) who works for boss Michele Pistillo (photo). 12 october 1999 was Benito Pistillo (married with Maria Capogna) killed, he is the son of Filomena Di Tacchio. 29 december 1999 were Leonardo Granata and Giacinto Capogna killed, they worked for the later killed boss Agostino Pastore, in January 2000 was as suspect of the murders arrested Michele Pistillo (brother of the killed Benito Pistillo. Boss Agostino Pastore was shot and killed 27 september 2000 (was with the Pistillo- Pesce clan). his underboss is Giuseppe Posto.
War started when Giuseppe Zingaro disappeared and 13 october 2000 were also his mother Teresa Lopetuso “La papa nera”(46) and his brother Pietro Zingaro (26) killed?? And wounded was their brother Antonio Zingaro (27).
12 october 2000 were killed Teresa Lopetuso and her son Pietro Zingaro who were suspected of the murder of Agostino Pastore while Lopetuso’s other son Antonio Zingaro escaped. 2 march 2011 police confiscated properties from the brothers Emanuele Lapenna (39 and son in law of Riccardo Campanale of the Pastore clan) and Giuseppe Lapenna (38). 28 december 2001 was Michele Pistillo killed. ?? Boss Michele Pistillo ordered Antonio Pignataro (his father Raffaele Pignataro disappeared December 1992) to murder Pastore member Giuseppe Fortunato (51) who was wounded 20 october 2005.
Barletta based Damiano Cannito- Ruggiero Lattanzio clan
Fasano clan Giuseppe D’Onofrio- Sabatelli
Fasano boss Giacomo Sabatelli (his son Leonardo “Leo”Sabatelli and their nephew Giovanni Sabatelli) and brother Vito Sabatelli
Fasano boss Giacomo Sabatelli had contacts with the sicilian mafia and was killed by them. Pietro Vernengo had been hiding in Fasano. Giovanni Sabatelli whose bar “Skipper”was confiscated.
gruppi Colagrande/Colella, collegato al clan Parisi (Polignano);
gruppo Lacatena (Fasano);
clan Maisto/Casucci (Bari nord);
clan Schino/Zaccaria/Marzulli (Bari);
Enrico Rispoli (Bari nord, Trani);
gruppi Giovanni Rosato, Pietro Susca, Buongiorno, Grassi, Cofano, Carsomo
clan De Pace (Brindisi, Lecce).
Michele Giammaria (43) and his underboss Vincenzo Scardicchio (49)
In the Murgia area, there were accomplished several operations that weakened the group headed by Andria boss Eligio Asseliti (born 5 april 1958 and operating in the Alta Murgia area) and the group headed by Franco CHIMENTI – BACCELLIERI (operating in Sannicandro di Bari) respectively.
Eligio Asseliti was arrested 5 may 2001 with Antonio Buttiglione
Andria boss Eligio Asseliti (45) was arrested 23 february 2004 with Luigi rosa (35). His brother is Salvatore Asseliti
Francesco lalario, Natale lalario, Giovanni lalario “il bello”
Lucera based family Tedesco
Boss Antonio Tedesco is married with Giuseppina Ferrante and his brother is Nicola tedesco.
Lucera (Foggia) murdercase Nicola Tedesco
24 september 2003 was Nicola Tedesco, brother of the presumed boss Antonio Tedesco killed.
Foggia based family Basta
Police operations « Iscaro », Saburo and « Free Valley »
Cigarette smuggling is one of the "historic" occupations of the Italian Mafia group Sacra Corona Unita. The route of the cigarettes began in Montenegro, passed through Romania, (where the cigarettes were hidden under trucks), and then it went on to Italy; from there the cigarettes went shipped to several Western nations.
Rizziconi holdup gone bad
18 november 1997 gasstation owner Vincenzo Surace (59) shoots to death the robbers Vincenzo Maio (32) and Michele Papsidero (22) in Rizziconi.
Ottaviano Mura had been convicted in Italy of using uncovered checks and fraud and of having ties with Sacra Corona Unita. (Now he is a pentito).
Foggia murdercase Palumbo and Labella
21 Decembre 1999 in Foggia Alfonso Palumbo (32),and Nicola Labella (30) were shot to death from a car in their car and Stefano Mucciarone (31) got wounded.
Carovigno boss Bruno Rillo and Brindisi double murdercase agents De Falco and Sottile
On the night of Feb. 23, 2000, revenue agents with Italy's Guardia di Finanza drove along a highway near the Adriatic port of Brindisi. They were hunting tobacco smugglers. Suddenly, out of the darkness, a Range Rover with reinforced front bumpers and its headlights off swung across the highway and deliberately crashed into the agents' tiny Fiat Punto. Alberto De Falco, 33, and Antonio Sottile, 29, were killed. Two others sitting in the back seat were seriously injured. Driving in the Range Rover, which was crammed full of contraband Marlboro and Merit cigarettes, were Giuseppe Contestabile and Adolfo Bungaro, two soldiers of local crime boss Bruno Rillo. Rillo, who was not in the Range Rover, was arrested and convicted of smuggling. Contestabile and Bungaro were convicted of smuggling and faced murder charges. For the murder of the 2 agents was also convicted Damiano Coffa.
Prencipe and Murdercase Giovanni Impagnatiello
Giovanni Prencipe and Ivan La Fratta were accused of the murder of Giovanni Impagnatiello (31) from Manfredonia on 27 july 2001.
Brindisi Mafioso Vito Fioretti “Tappa Tappa”
Matteo Albano was accused of ordering the murder of Francesco Cognetti “Feluccio”
11 june 1995 were Giacomo Ruta, Stefano clemente and Domenico Frappampina killed.
16 janaury 2000 they tried to kill Giovanni Bottalico (27).
Nicola de Feo (26) was killed 10 july 2000.
Double murder Miolla and Tanzi killed by Raffaele Costanzo
Francesco Attolico was killed
30 july 2003 disappeared Giuseppe leccese
8 april 1996 were killed Cosimo Truppi and Nicola Santacroce
29 october 2007 they try to kill Cristian Pisanello the son in law of Giuseppe Barba.
In Bari was Montenegrin harbour city Bar police boss Vaso Baosic arrested with Djuro Crnojevic (21). Vaso Baosic was accused that he had helped the fugitive Italian bosses: the brothers Tommaso and Raffaele laraspata (pentiti), Giuseppe Cellamare and Sante Vantaggiato to hide in Montenegro.
Claudio Modeo, Giuseppe Cesario e Cosimo Di Pierro,
L'operazione «Cruise», risalente al 18 luglio del 2001, ha sgominato il clan di Claudio Modeo, il più piccolo dei fratelli della nota famiglia, già condannato all'ergastolo nell'ambito del processo «Ellesponto» Secondo gli investigatori, i traffici illeciti avevano avuto una certa recrudescenza nel periodo tra la fine del '99 e l'autunno 2000, in cui i tre boss erano detenuti a Taranto. Ma l'intervento deciso di Claudio Modeo, che minacciava rappresaglie, avrebbe ristabilito le gerarchie. Calogero Bonsignore e Gaetano Diodato agivano da portaordini e mantenevano i contatti con i referenti napoletani e brindisini. L'avv. Salvatore Maggio ieri ha parlato in difesa di Armando Antonante, Cataldo Sambito, Anna Cellamare e Cataldo Tortella.
The Lucera area, the BARBETTI group, of gypsy origin.
Angelo Salvatore Barbetta (87) and son Rocco Barbetta. Michele Barbetta
the Società foggiana and the TESTA-CAMPANARO clan.
San Severo (Foggia) boss Severino Palumbo and his son in law Giuseppe Grassano (43). Palumbo’s ally Matteo Notarangelo
22 may 2004 was the boss Agostino Campanaro (39) killed. 8 january 2008 was Severino Testa (47) arrested in Rumania, he was accused of ordering the murder of Agostino Campanaro.
the COLANCELO and the NOTARANGELO clans still fight against each other.
28 november 2010 were the bodies found of the killed brothers Giovanni Piscopo and Martino Piscopo. Police suspect the Notarangelo clan
Galatina (Bari) based clan Fornelli- Coluccia
brothers Luigi Otello Coluccia, Michele Coluccia, Antonio Coluccia and Carmine Coluccia
The supply of various foodstuff has been awarded to the company D& B. Mario Notaro’s sister Maria Rosa Notaro (wife of Luigi Sparapane)
brothers Matteo and Antonio Fornelli run the firms « Master game Srl »and « Revolution Game »which run videopoker machines
Francesco Di Coste (29) was 9 april 2004 killed, he had been involved in police operation Mediana
Operation “MEDIANA” led to the arrest of 164 individuals allegedly involved in smuggling activities;
Camillo Lorio (got 10 years), 32enne di Lecce, latitante dallo scorso 8 giugno, è stato arrestato il 27 novembre. Lorio "Rino ha creduto di essere caduto in un agguato mafioso organizzato dal gruppo Vincenti-Presta. Le accuse sono state notificate dall'ordinanza denominata "Arpia2", emessa l'8 giugno
Operation Arpia 2 sentences
Lifesentences got : Antonio Giannone "Tonio Pezzetto" (28 from Trepuzzi); Giancarlo Mazzei "Gioacchino" (31 from Surbo) ; Adriano Palazzo "Adriano Culozza” (32 from Trepuzzi); Antonio Cosimo Palazzo "Tonio Culozza" (42 from Campi Salentina); Antonio Tafuro "Cacamele" (29 from Surbo); Paolo Tommasi "Paolo Urrà” (25 from Campi); Emanuele Versienti (29 from Campi). Sandro Maci (40 from Campi) got 40 years. pentito Dario Toma got 18 years; pentito Nicola Luperto got 12 years; pentito Franco Vincenti got 3 years. Simone Cerfeda (29 from Lecce) got 10 years ; Gianfranco Levante (24 from Squinzano); Camillo Lorio "Rino" (32 from Lecce); Angelo Pancrazio Maci (33 from Campi); Antonio Scalinci (37 from Campi); Fabio Schiavone "Fabietto" (24 from Campi); Cesare Vetrugno "Caino" (29 from Campi). Oronzo Cagnazzo (28 from Surbo); Maxime Negro "Puntina" (31 from Surbo); Massimo Nisi (38 from Lecce); Maurizio Marzo (29 from Surbo), Antonio Pellegrino (28 from Squinzano), Patrizio pellegrino (31 from Campi), Antonio Savoia, Pasquale Corleto, Luigi Corvaglia, Giancarlo Dei Lazzaretti, Pantaleo Cannoletta, Donata Perrone, Alessandra Viterbo, Luigi Rella, Cosimo Rampino, Vittorio Aymone, Michele Palazzo, Francesca Conte, Gaetano Pecorella, Elvia Beltmonte, Paolo Spalluto, Salvatore Leone, Massimo Bellini, Gian Vito Lillo and Luigia Cretì, Oliviero Bruno "Alfredo Vincenti" (46 from Surbo); Angela Caputo (26 from Lecce); Filippo Cerfeda (34 from Lecce); Massimiliano Bello; Mario Martella (24 from Surbo); Giuseppe Martena (24 from Campi); Vincenzo Presta (38 from Surbo); Ilde Saponaro (36 from Lecce); Massimo Taurino (32 from Campi); Giuseppe Vincenti (34 from Surbo).
Barletta (Bari province) area the clan CANNITO-LATTANZIO.
Francesco Cannito (42), Ruggiero Lattanzio (44) and Cosimo Damiano Cannito (49)
25 february 2011 were in operation “Download”nine arrested of the Cannito- Lattanzio clan: Francesco Albanese (born 1973), Ruggiero Dicorato (born 1964), Roberto Fascilla (born 1979), Nicola Filannino (born 1974), Antonio Filograsso (born 1955), Michele Matteucci (born 1968), Filippo Tato (born 1978), Antonio Damore (born 1972), Ruggiero Di Salvo (born 1967). They were accused of the murders of the bosses Luigi Sciascia (a member of their own Lattanzio clan who was killed 20 april 1996) and Luigi Corvasce (in march 2003 was killed Gino Corvasce “Karate”) and the murder of the entrepreneur Ruggero Tresca
« Caseificio of Galatina »was run by Rosa Giannotta Chiara (wife of Pietro Longo, the vice president og Galatina football club which was founded by Luciano Coluccia who is a board member.
Tra i latitanti più pericolosi arrestati appartenenti a sodalizi pugliese vanno segnalati: Angelo Gravina, Adriano Perrelli, Donato Laraspata, e Maurizio Coffa (inseriti nell’"Opuscolo dei 500"), Domenico Strisciuolo, Giuseppe Muolo .
Gianluigi Pau e Pierluigi Congiu i due pastori fermati dai carabinieri con l'accusa di concorso in rapina vengono proprio da Villagrande Strisaili, che hanno lasciato pochi mesi fa quando Gianluigi Pau ha accettato la proposta dello zio materno, morto assassinato, di accudire una masseria a Surbo. Va anche detto che i due, che non hanno precedenti specifici, sono lontani parenti dei fratelli Balloi, che vivono da tempo nella zona: uno di loro, Antonio Balloi, nel 1995 venne condannato a 28 anni di reclusione per il rapimento dell'imprenditore Marzio Perrini dopo esser stato coinvolto nel sequestro di Esteranne Ricca. Giuseppe Quarta, uno dei sopravvissuti, ha detto di aver ascoltato alcune frasi in lingua non italiana.
Killers: Luigi Corvasce, Francesco Civita, Giuseppe Fiori, Ruggero Lattanzio, Angelo Antonio Doronzo, Savino Filannino, Gaetano Iodice, Angelo Lombardi, Michele Pavone, Giuseppe Eligiato, Salvatore Liso “Malagnac”, Giovanni Raggi, Antonio Passaquindici, Vito Valerio and Nicola Moramarco
Lulzim “Luli”Berisha was arrested in Bari province because he was sought since august 1994 in Hameln (Hannover district, Germany) for drugsmuggling. In Bari he was also sought since 1998. Lulzim “Luli”Berisha fights a war with Qamil Shabani and his allies the Hasani clan (powerfull in Podjevo- Pristina area) for the drugroutes to Bari.
In Bari got the Abbaticchio and Bianchi families their heroin delivered by the Albanian boss Qamil Shabani and his allies the Hasani clan. 15 march 2001 was his man the Albanian Alfred Daja (35) arrested in Bari, he had contacts with Sokul Kociu the head of police in Tirana. In the later police operation they confiscated the “Monster Pub”in Rimini and arrested the manager the Albanian Cesar Kasasi. Police found 100 kgs of heroin that arrived in a TIR truck in Bari district where the boss is Emanuele Zonno. Also arrested were Alfred Keya Mettel (37 and born in Durazzo) who lives in Monaco. Also arrested were Pajo Kujtim (33) and the brothers Pietro and Gaetano Pontrelli, Ilir Sukaj and Cani Plarent and Alfred Katro (35). Treasurer for the gang was the woman Sanije Sphresa (32) the wife of the Albanian Alfred Daja
(Luciano Buono, di 43, Antonio Martiradonna, di 30 anni); Ardian Kazazi, di 36, riforniva la riviera romagnola, e Gezim Salillari, di 35, si occupava del mercato campano rifornendo personaggi come i napoletani Ciro Ricciardi, di 46, e Luigi Sansò, di 40.
KOCIU apparteneva ad un gruppo criminale albanese collegato ai cartelli colombiani, come ampiamente provato dal progetto JOURNEY, assieme a BERBALLA Ben Arben e DURDA Fredrick, emersi nel segmento JOURNEY/Italia curato dal R.O.S. L’HASANI e`, inoltre, in rapporto con il gruppo criminale di BAJRAMI Metush, sodalizio criminale macedone, dedito al narcotraffico tra Turchia e Bulgaria. Un nipote del BAJANI, con ampi precedenti specifici, e` stato recentemente localizzato in Trentino Alto Adige. Per ultimo, cellule del gruppo HASANI sono state identificate e disarticolate anche in Gran Bretagna (operation IMMOGEN)