Nearly 100 arrested and $160 million seized in Camorra crackdown

Italy subjected 95 suspects to restrictive measures during last week’s crackdown on two clans of the Neapolitan mafia group Camorra. The clans are believed to control the drug trade and commit other crimes in the parts of Naples they rule.

The Italian police in a new action against the Camorra. (Photo: ilquotidianodellapa.it, Flickr, Licence)Law enforcement agencies have arrested 57 suspected members of the Moccia de Camorra clan, suspected of drug trafficking in the northern municipalities of Naples. Officers seized assets worth approximately $162 million from the group, Italian state media reported.

The riflemen too mentioned they arrested 38 other people suspected of being linked to the Massaro de Camorra clan which also operates drug trafficking in the Campagna.

Less important than the Calabria-based ‘Ndrangheta, Italy‘s most powerful mafia group, or the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, the Camorra, whose historical territory is Campania and the region surrounding the economic center of Naples, is still a potent force. in the Italian underworld.

Founded in the 1960s, since the murder of its leader Genarro Moccia in 1974, the clan was led by his widow, Anna Mazza, who became the first woman in Italy to be convicted of Mafia-related crimes.

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