Recently, the Italian Government have recently confirmed that the Ndrangheta Mafia is responsible for controlling the massive amount of cocaine that enters the Europe from South America. It was confirmed after a massive mafia trial targeting the Ndrangheta group.
It is a prominent Italian Mafia which is based in the region of Calabria.
This Mafia is active since 18th
In the year 1792, the officials submitted the first official report of Ndrangheta. This was submitted during the reign of the Bourbons of Naples.
The Bourbon had ruled Southern Italy and Sicily during 18thand 19th
This Mafia is also active in other countries like Albania, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Netherlands, Colombia, Malta, Germany, UK, USA, Switzerland, Slovakia and Uruguay.
The annual revenue of the Mafia is about 50 to 60 billion USD.
The United States also reports that the money laundering activities, and narcotics trafficking is around 3% of GDP of Italy.
The EUROPOL designates the Ndrangheta Mafia as the most powerful organized crime groups of the world.
The prominent allies of Ndrangheta mafia include- Sacra Corona Unita, Camorra, Stidda, Societa foggiana, American Mafia, Albanian Mafia and Primeiro Comando da Capital.
EUROPOL stands for the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation. The agency was established in the year 1998. It is involved in handling the criminal intelligence and combating the serious international organised crime and terrorism. The agency has not been provided any executive powers. The officials the agency cannot arrest the suspects without taking approval from competent authorities.
Region of Calabria
The Calabria region is located in southern Italy. It is bordered by Ionian Sea in the east and Tyrrhenian sea in the west. The Calabria is separated from the Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The capital of Calabria is Catanzaro. This region is known as the “toe” of the “boot” of Italy in general.