'Ndrangheta


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'Ndrangheta

(əndræŋˈɡɛtə)
n
a criminal organization based in Calabria in S Italy
[C19: from Greek andragathia manly goodness]
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With his political career in danger, and no substantive punches left to throw, Fico is flailing about in an attempt convince people that all this alarm about the 'Ndrangheta mafia infiltrating his own office is the work of foreigners and George Soros.Remember when Robert Fico knew he was about to lose the presidential election and he desperately accused Andrej Kiska of being a Scientologist in an attempt to turn his campaign around?
Cosa Nostra, along with the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta and the Camorra around Naples, has long plagued Italy, and in recent years their activity has spread to northern cities from their southern heartland.
Italian police named the property man as a suspect in their 'Ndrangheta inquiry and issued an arrest warrant.
Antico Caffe Chigi, which was frequented by politicians and journalists, is allegedly under the control of the Gallico crime organization, a subset of the Calabrese mafia known as the 'Ndrangheta.
In the interview the Italian who has lived and done business in eastern Slovakia for more than 15 years denies any links between himself and the Calabrian organised crime group, 'Ndrangheta. 7.
The clans of the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta, a version of the SicilianMafiaon the southern mainland, and members of the GambinoMafiafamily in New York, were in the advanced stages of plans to smuggle some 500 kg of pure cocaine fromGuyanainSouth Americato theport of Gioia TauroinCalabria.
The 'Ndrangheta might sound like a Doctor Who baddie, but it is a ruthless mafia brotherhood that is Europe's biggest cocaine trafficker.
The mafia is weakened but still powerful in Sicily, and groups like the Camorra and the 'Ndrangheta are ingrained into Neapolitan society and Calabrese society, respectively.
Meanwhile, Aktuality.sk reported that the company owned byJan Hoko, who is considered Danko's right-hand man, had contacts with Antonino Vadala who is suspected of links with 'Ndrangheta and was the man featured in the last article by the murdered journalist Jan Kuciak.
Not as well known as the Sicilian mafia, the 'Ndrangheta in Calabria or the Napoli Camorra, Sacra Corona Unita is believed to focus on contraband cigarettes and smuggling from the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
The Calabria region where the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate is based would be a "failed state" if it were independent, while it and its Sicilian counterpart would be the main beneficiaries of a bridge project backed by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, US diplomats wrote.