Martedì, 16 Ottobre 2018
AFRICO

Major 'Ndrangheta drug trafficker arrested in Italy

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Africo, April 12 - After a year-long manhunt,
police said Friday that they have arrested fugitive Santo
Morabito, considered a leading figure in the Ndrangheta mafia's
international drug trafficking operations.
He was traced to the home of a relative living in the
centre of Africo in Calabria, the southern region where the
'Ndrangheta is based.
It is believed to be the strongest of Italy's mafia crime
groups, dominating the European cocaine trade.
According to a recent report from the Eurispes research
agency, annual drugs profits for 'Ndrangheta are now the
equivalent of 3% of Italian GDP.
Ndrangheta' (from a Greek word meaning 'valor') once lived
in the twin shadow of its Sicilian cousin Cosa Nostra and the
Camorra in Naples.
It is regarded as the most impenetrable of Italy's mafias,
with its close-knit family-based organisation outdoing the
Sicilian mafia in its ability to defeat police efforts to turn
members into state witnesses.

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