Hunting down the mafia in Italy

Jun 9, 2023 | Crime, Social, Videos

Join Italian prosecutor, Nicola Gratteri, in his relentless mission against the mafia as he launches Italy’s biggest mafia trial in over three decades. After arresting nearly 350 members of the notorious ‘Ndrangheta syndicate along with politicians and officials accused of aiding them, Gratteri and his team are set to take on the heartland of the ‘Ndrangheta – the town of Lemezia Terme in Calabria. The trial specifically targets the Mancuso clan, which has controlled the area of Vibo Valentia for decades and plays a key role in the smuggling of cocaine from South America.
With arms trafficking, money laundering, extortion, and murder among the group’s operations, the ‘Ndrangheta is Europe’s most dangerous mafia group, earning about €55 billion annually. In the face of constant police protection for decades, Gratteri’s pursuit of justice against the mafia is a monumental feat. This documentary features interviews with key witnesses, journalists, and family members of the victims, including Vincenzo Chindamo, whose sister Maria was murdered by a member of the ‘Ndrangheta simply because she refused to sell her land to the group. As Italy’s largest court case since the Palermo trials in the 1980s, this trial has been years in the making, and through it, justice may finally be served against this fearsome group.

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