More than 100 people were arrested in Europe in a major crackdown on the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, according to authorities on Wednesday, Maria Sheahan reports for Reuters. Suspects were accused of international drug and weapons trafficking with counterparts in Latin America. The operation was one of the largest in the fight against Italian organized crime, according to German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser.
The swoop was part of an investigation spanning ten countries, with assets worth $27.6 million seized across Italy, Germany, Portugal, and France. The ‘Ndrangheta has surpassed Cosa Nostra as the most powerful mafia group in Italy and is one of the world’s largest criminal networks. The group has been involved in clan feuds culminating in mass shootings. “Today’s raids are one of the largest operations carried out so far in the fight against Italian organized crime,” German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said.
Source : The Crime Report