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Head of the Italian mafia Giuliano clan Vicenzo D. Aged 57 arrested in Madrid
The mob has gone global. That's the conclusion of Italian prosecutors in charge of an international sweep on Tuesday that sought the arrests of 41 suspected members of the notorious 'Ndrangheta criminal organization, with arrest warrants issued as far away as Canada and Western Australia.
Police on Tuesday seized over 100 million euros of assets from Naples mafia suspects in the Lazio region in what Italy's justice minister described as the "biggest-ever" impoundment outside the Campania region.
More suspects are sought as far away in Canada and Australia in operation that reveals reach of crime syndicate
The Italian Mafia has succeeded in colonising the Balkans and Eastern Europe, announces Roberto Saviano, the author of the novel Gomorrah. In Romania, it manages prostitution networks, which are also linked to drug trafficking and money laundering.
Italian police arrested dozens of people suspected of links to Italy's most powerful drug-trafficking organization on Tuesday as part of a campaign to weaken the international network.
Arlacchi suggested that after Dick Marty's report, the EP should appoint a special rapporteur on behalf of the EU, who would investigate EULEX's work. "Based on my experience, based on the information I have on Kosovo and based on Dick Marty's report, I claim that Kosovo is a mafia state", Arlacchi stressed.