Fifty-three-year-old Rocco Morabito, leader of Italy's most powerful organised crime group - the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta
fled the central prison here, along with three other inmates, through a hole in the roof of the building late on Sunday night, CNN reported.
The 52-year-old leader of (https://www.dw.com/en/police-target-ndrangheta-mafia-in-raids-across-europe/a-46589968) Italy's most feared Ndrangheta
mafia managed to escape with three other prisoners who were to be extradited to Brazil and Argentina respectively.
The police control, ordered by current Police Corps President Milan Luansky, also suggests a crime could have been committed.Former police corps president Tibor Gaspar said back in April 2019 that the police had had no idea that Italian businessman Antonino Vadala established a branch of the Calabrian mafia group 'Ndrangheta
in Slovakia in 2013.When Gaspar was forced to leave in April 2018 following the Jan Kuciak's murder, his successor Milan Luansky ordered a police inspection to investigate the claim raised by the Italian public broadcaster RAI Uno that the police had actually known about Vadala's links to the mafia, which Gaspar refuted at first.
A recent investigation revealed that the entire agri-food industry value chain in Italy, exporting to European and world markets, is ruled by the Italian 'Ndrangheta
, Cosa Nostra, and Camorra mafia syndicates, starting with abusing and manipulating the EU and public subsidies programs and reaching an annual turnover of US$24 billion.
While police made no arrests and did not say who they thought the drugs belonged to, Italy's 'Ndrangheta
organised crime group, centred in the southern Calabria region, is considered by investigators to be the largest cocaine importer in Europe.
The raids were the culmination of an investigation codenamed Pollino that was launched in 2016 against the 'ndrangheta
criminal group on allegations of cocaine trafficking, money laundering, bribery and violence.
BRUSSELS, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- During a joint action day starting Wednesday, judicial and law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg have taken coordinated and decisive action against the mafia group called Ndrangheta
. This aggressive, mafia-style organised criminal group is one of the most powerful criminal networks in the world, and controls much of Europe's cocaine trade, combined with systematic money laundering, bribery and violent acts, Europol, the EU's police agency, said in a press release at the Hague today.
ON BONKERS EXPERIENCES WHILE FILMING I WAS completely stunned by the power and control of the mafia in Calabria, which is a mafia called the 'Ndrangheta
In Calabria, another Cosa Nostra hotspot in southern Italy, he had called on Catholics to combat the local mob, known as the 'Ndrangheta
ISIS was also selling pillaged Greek and Roman antiquities from Libya to "Italy's Calabrian 'Ndrangheta
, who are working with the Neapolitan Camorra criminal gang," The Daily Beast found .