July 13, 2010

Mafia Clan Raid: VIDEO

A massive police sting swept across Italy yesterday, as one of the top mafia clans was swept up in a raid.

Over 300 people were arrested across the country, and millions upon millions of euros seized along with many other assets, as the infamous 'ndrangheta crime conglomerate was taken down. The clan was made up of numerous families, each among the top mafia families in the country.

The raids started before dawn, and required 3,000 police to complete. The 300 men arrested will face a slew of charges from murder to drug trafficking to extortion, and many many defensee attorneys will be busy for probably years to come trying to help these mafia men.

Organized crime has continued to thrive in Italy despite the police's best efforts, and even spread to Germany a few years ago. Authorities say it is now most intensely focused in Milan.

Mafia Clan Raid

Italian police on Tuesday carried out one of the biggest operations ever against the powerful 'ndrangheta crime organization, arresting 300 people including top bosses, and seizing million of dollars (euros) in property. The man believed to be the 'ndrangheta's top boss, Domenico Oppedisano, was picked up earlier in the day in Rosarno, a small coastal town in Calabria, the southern region where the organization is based, police said. Also arrested was the man in charge of the gang's businesses in Milan, where the 'ndrangheta has been making major inroads.

Posted at July 13, 2010 1:43 PM