Tuesday, March 20, 2007

BELLA NAPLES


(ANSA) - Naples, March 20 - Police arrested over 170 people Tuesday in a massive operation targeting two of the main drug clans of the Neapolitan Mafia.Police said the swoop was the result of an investigation into the Giuliano and Mazzarella clans, which are suspected of controlling much of the drugs trade in central Naples. "Today's operation is important because it hits the clans' greatest source of income," said Tommaso Pellegrino, a Green Party MP and secretary of Parliament's Anti-Mafia Committee. "You have to impoverish the crime world to defeat it".In some cases whole families were detained in raids carried out by around 1,000 officers in Naples and the surrounding province, police sources said.The operation also showed that women are increasingly assuming high-ranking positions in organized crime gangs, taking the places of incarcerated male mobsters. A number of the people arrested on Tuesday were women suspected of being bosses of the local Mafia or Camorra operations.

5 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

Are those women in the picture arrestees, or are they gawkers?
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1:50 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

I think they are gawkers possibly about to become arrestees.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

In a related development, I have recently seen the movie The Mafioso. Do you know it?
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11:47 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Peter, I don't know that one.

4:27 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

If you do get to see it, it may resonate with you for a while after it's over. While it's in progress could be a different matter; it moves slowly.

By the way, Romanzo Criminale, about which you and others raved, never made its way here, as far as I know.
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11:42 PM  

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