He is suspected of organizing criminal gang that was involved in the smuggling of narcotics from South America to Europe. The Prosecution requested investigation of D. . and M. ., that were arrested in Serbia, as well as B.I., who is currently unavailable to the prosecution bodies, it is being stated in the Prosecutor's Office.
Italian police on Tuesday arrested new Mafia boss Settimino Mineo and dozens of other suspects in a major swoop against a resurgent Cosa Nostra.
Pope Francis fired the latest salvo in his condemnation of the Italian mafia on Wednesday, telling gangsters that they "carry death in their souls" and cannot claim to be Catholics.
Speaking at his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square, the Pope excoriated mafia criminals in a discourse about "fake Christians" who, he said, claim to be pious but in fact "live a corrupt life".
Albanian organized crime groups are taking an increasingly high profile role in the cocaine trade in the UK, while Romanian gangs are increasingly prevalent in "modern slavery" in the UK, according to a new report from the UK's National Crime Agency, NCA, which blames corruption at airports and ports for the apparent ease of access of the drugs to the UK.
BELGRADE - Rome is bracing itself for terrorist attacks by Albanian ISIS recruits based in Italy, La Republica reported last week.
According to La Republica, the terrorist threat for Italy does not come from the desperate migrants seeking a better life but on the contrary, from Albanian villages "which have raised ISIS flags".
The island of Mafia has nothing to do with any of the characters in ‘The Goodfellas’, or ‘The Godfather’, except of course if Robert De Niro or Joe Pesci happened to visit the archipelago of Tanzania. The island’s airport named ‘Mafia Airport’ is located in Tanzania. It’s name derives from the Arabic word ‘morfiyeh’, which means archipelago.