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Two Germans were among 31 people arrested in a raid on the mafia in the southern Italian region of Calabria. Assets seized included a giant wind farm, the Italian police said.
The seemingly unstoppable spread of Italy’s most powerful organised crime group has now seen it establish outposts in the UK and Ireland, according to anti-mafia judges.
Police in Italy and six other European countries Monday arrested dozens of mafia suspects in an international anti-drugs sweep. Police said they seized six tonnes of cocaine and 10 million euros of assets during the raids.
Swiss prosecutors on Friday said that they had uncovered a mafia organisation that has been involved in drug and arms trafficking as well as money laundering dating as far back as 1994.
110 mln euros seized from property broker
Until six people were shot dead at an Italian eatery in Duisburg in 2007, no one considered Germany mafia heartland. An Italian court has sentenced eight men, including the mastermind of that shooting, to life in prison
The Italian Mafia is becoming more and more active in Switzerland, according to an annual police report published Thursday. The country is mainly being used for money-laundering operations, the report says
Convicted of murder, Cosimo Scaglione still remains in Romania. Arrested last week in Oradea, he was saved from extradition thanks to his new name, acquired after he got married in Romania
More than 30 businessmen have been expelled from the Sicilian chapter of Confindustria - Italy's main private employers' association - for failing to report mafia extortionists, according to chapter president, Ivan Lo Bello
Switzerland has always been a key destination for Italy's mafia bosses to launder their assets or hide their cash, but recent probes show that Italian organised crime is broadening its activities there