The residents of a small Italian town called Ercolano was ruled by the Camorra. Then a local shop owner refused to pay protection money and contacted the police. That helped bring a local gangster to justice.
German and Italian police have detained scores of people with alleged ties to the 'Ndrangheta mafia. The suspects formed part of a transnational network involving bakeries, funeral services and vineyards, police said.
Police in Germany and Italy have arrested 37 people, including two members of the Italian Carabinieri, over suspected involvement in a Sicilian extortion ring. The mafia organization sold drugs, but also frozen fish.
In a Naples neighborhood dominated by mafia, young people who worked for the Camorra syndicate as kids teach the arts of circus, theater and parkour as an alternative to a life of crime. Sara Manisera reports from Barra.
The Catholic Church had to fend off accusations regarding ties to the Mafia for a long time, although many priests decried Mafia violence. Rossella Merlino talks to DW about organized crime and religion in Italy.
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