Italy on Tuesday launched a crackdown on organized crime in the south of the country, deploying more than a thousand police in a hunt for members of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, local media said.
Helicopters, sniffer dogs and teams specializing in detecting bunkers and other hideaways joined the operation, they said. Quoted from (the local).
It targeted 116 individuals from 24 crime families, sought for criminal association, extortion, fraud, illegal possession of arms and other offences.
It is widely believed to have outstripped the better-known Sicilian and Neapolitan mafias through its successful cocaine trafficking from Latin America.