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Dozens of suspected Mafia members arrested in busts across the eastern US

Extortion, loan sharking, smuggling, arson and gun trafficking are just some of the crimes dozens of suspected Mafia members have been charged with by US police.

Extortion, loan sharking, smuggling, arson and gun trafficking are just some of the crimes dozens of suspected Mafia members have been charged with by US police.

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Multiple arrests in anti-Ndrangheta operation

Italian police have made multiple arrests in connection with abetting the ‛Ndrangheta, Mafia-style criminal organization centered in the Calabria

Italian police have made multiple arrests in connection with abetting the ‛Ndrangheta, Mafia-style criminal organization centered in the Calabria

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Sicilian mafia boss dies in Milan hospital

Italian mafia boss Bernardo “The Tractor” Provenzano – so named because of his habit of mowing enemies down – has died at a Milan hospital.

Italian mafia boss Bernardo “The Tractor” Provenzano – so named because of his habit of mowing enemies down – has died at a Milan hospital.

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Eleven arrested for getting fat on fraud at Milan's 2015 Food Expo

Milan’s Universal Expo 2015 was themed around food, and now it seems plenty filled their plates with lavish kickbacks, tax fraud, money laundering and criminal…

Milan’s Universal Expo 2015 was themed around food, and now it seems plenty filled their plates with lavish kickbacks, tax fraud, money laundering and criminal…

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Italian mafia boss captured in mountain village

Italy’s second biggest mafia boss has been arrested in Molochia, a small town in the Aspromonte mountains of Calabria.

Italy’s second biggest mafia boss has been arrested in Molochia, a small town in the Aspromonte mountains of Calabria.

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Italian paramilitary police arrest 109 suspected Mafia members

A night time anti-Mafia operation in eastern Sicily has resulted in the arrests of 109 people. Those detained are suspected members of the Laudani

A night time anti-Mafia operation in eastern Sicily has resulted in the arrests of 109 people. Those detained are suspected members of the Laudani

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Sporting Lorci five-a-side team quits after mafia-style threats

High-ranking five-a-side football team Sporting Locri is quitting the game after a series of threats made against the club’s president and his

High-ranking five-a-side football team Sporting Locri is quitting the game after a series of threats made against the club’s president and his

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Italian police bust major cocaine smuggling ring

Finance police in Italy say a 130 kg of cocaine have been seized in Venice, busting a major drug smuggling ring. Nine people were arrested as part of

Finance police in Italy say a 130 kg of cocaine have been seized in Venice, busting a major drug smuggling ring. Nine people were arrested as part of

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Mafia Capital trial opens in Rome

Former neo-fascist gangster Massimo Caminati is among those on trial for corruption.

Former neo-fascist gangster Massimo Caminati is among those on trial for corruption.

Culture

Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' explores vicious cycle of evil

‘Sicario’ explores the violence of the Mexican drug cartels and the equally brutal response of the United States’ authorities. Directed by

‘Sicario’ explores the violence of the Mexican drug cartels and the equally brutal response of the United States’ authorities. Directed by

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Vittorio Casamonica's mafia-style funeral raises eyebrows in Rome

Questions are bring asked about why a lavish funeral for Vittorio Casamonica, a purported Italian crime boss, was allowed through the streets of Rome

Questions are bring asked about why a lavish funeral for Vittorio Casamonica, a purported Italian crime boss, was allowed through the streets of Rome

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Rome becomes like 'Godfather' set for 'crime boss' showbiz funeral

A brass band played music from “The Godfather” movie at the funeral of purported Italian crime boss Vittorio Casamonica on Thursday (August 21). His

A brass band played music from “The Godfather” movie at the funeral of purported Italian crime boss Vittorio Casamonica on Thursday (August 21). His

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Syria shelters antiques from potential ISIL destruction

Thousands of priceless antiquities in Syria are being gathered and stored in Damascus to protect them from the Islamic State militant group and other

Thousands of priceless antiquities in Syria are being gathered and stored in Damascus to protect them from the Islamic State militant group and other

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Massive seizure of property by anti-mafia police in Sicily

Some 1.6 billion euros worth of assets have been seized from a Sicilian family suspected of links to the local Cosa Nostra mafia. Among the property

Some 1.6 billion euros worth of assets have been seized from a Sicilian family suspected of links to the local Cosa Nostra mafia. Among the property

Europe

Dirty business: mafia's toxic waste crimes spread across Europe

The illegal dumping of domestic and sometimes even hazardous industrial waste by the mafia has long been a problem in Italy. Now it has emerged that

The illegal dumping of domestic and sometimes even hazardous industrial waste by the mafia has long been a problem in Italy. Now it has emerged that

Europe

Environmental pollution: full debate

To watch the full ‘On The Frontline’ debate about environmental pollution in Europe, please click on the link above.

To watch the full ‘On The Frontline’ debate about environmental pollution in Europe, please click on the link above.

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Italian mafia boss arrested in Brazil after 30 years on the run

An Italian mafia boss who had been on the run for 30 years has been arrested in Brazil. Pasquale Scotti was captured in the northeast city of Recife

An Italian mafia boss who had been on the run for 30 years has been arrested in Brazil. Pasquale Scotti was captured in the northeast city of Recife

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Italian police arrest 39 alleged Mafia members in Sicily

Police in Sicily have arrested 39 individuals and seized assets worth some €10m as part of crackdown on three Palermo Mafia gangs on suspicion of

Police in Sicily have arrested 39 individuals and seized assets worth some €10m as part of crackdown on three Palermo Mafia gangs on suspicion of

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Sicilian Godfather's house to become police barracks

The seized house of a mafia chief in Sicily is to be used as a police barracks. The villa belonged to Toto Riina, the biggest boss in recent mafia

The seized house of a mafia chief in Sicily is to be used as a police barracks. The villa belonged to Toto Riina, the biggest boss in recent mafia

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Go after the money say Europe's top crime fighters

At least 110 billion euros a year and growing – organised crime costs Europe the equivalent of the first Greek bailout every year. With evidence of

At least 110 billion euros a year and growing – organised crime costs Europe the equivalent of the first Greek bailout every year. With evidence of

Europe

Organised crime: full debate

To watch the full ‘On The Frontline’ debate about organised crime in Europe, please click on the link above.

To watch the full ‘On The Frontline’ debate about organised crime in Europe, please click on the link above.

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Pope visits Scampia, urges Camorra criminals 'return to honesty'

Pope Francis has visited one of Italy’s most dangerous neighbourhoods in the city of Naples. Scampia has been described as a forgotten, crumbling

Pope Francis has visited one of Italy’s most dangerous neighbourhoods in the city of Naples. Scampia has been described as a forgotten, crumbling

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Al Capone Miami Beach mansion restored for video sets

The new owners of Al Capone's house in Miami Beach are restoring the property as they hope to rent it out for commercial, photo and movie productions and cash in on the U.S. gangster's mystique.

The new owners of Al Capone's house in Miami Beach are restoring the property as they hope to rent it out for commercial, photo and movie productions and cash in on the U.S. gangster's mystique.

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Italian police seize Rome restaurants in anti-mafia raid

Italian police have seized two restaurants in Rome as part of a major anti-mafia raid in the city. The owner of both establishments was arrested on

Italian police have seized two restaurants in Rome as part of a major anti-mafia raid in the city. The owner of both establishments was arrested on