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The Calabrian Mafia, known as the 'Ndrangheta - news and profiles


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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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Authorities in Italy and Germany bust international ‘Ndrangheta drug trafficking network

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

In a new major operation against international drug trafficking and money laundering on Wednesday, Italian and German authorities, with the help of Europol and Eurojust, arrested 31 suspects in both countries that are…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 7, 2021 at 9:30am — 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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Fat Joe Versace and the Calabrian Mafia: A Murder in Australia

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

According to French website, “France 24,” the ‘Ndrangheta, rooted in the southern Italian region of Calabria, has surpassed Sicily’s more famous Cosa Nostra to become Italy’s most powerful mafia group, which…


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Religious paintings donated by infamous Camorra Mafia boss ordered removed by Naples archbishop

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Thanks, but no thanks. Two religious paintings donated by an infamous Camorra Mafia boss were removed from a church last week on orders of the archbishop. The move occurs not long after Pope Francis loudly condemned Italy’s…


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Wanted ‘Ndrangheta Mafia member caught in Spain – Listed as one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

One of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives was arrested in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday. 35-year-old Giuseppe Romeo is a member of the ‘Ndrangheta, the…


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Fugitive ‘Ndrangheta Mafia boss Domenico Bellocco arrested in Italy

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Police in Italy arrested wanted ‘Ndrangheta boss Domenico Bellocco yesterday. The 44-year-old is considered…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments

’Ndrangheta drug trafficking network operating in France and Italy busted, 46 people arrested

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

French and Italian authorities with support from Europol busted 46 individuals on Tuesday for their role in a large-scale…


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Interpol arrests 6 ‘Ndrangheta fugitives in investigation spanning the globe, showcasing Mafia’s global reach

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A global investigation involving Interpol and law enforcement agencies in multiple countries this week resulted in the arrests of six wanted fugitives with strong ties to the Calabrian Mafia in Albania, Argentina and Costa…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2020 at 6:30am — 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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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)…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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