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The ‘Ndrangheta might not be as well known as the Sicilian Mafia, but with an estimated annual turnover of US$60 billion, it’s one of the world’s most powerful criminal organizations.

What is the ‘Ndrangheta?

Where did the organized crime group come from? What do its operations look like? And can it be stopped?

 1 JULY 2021

The ‘Ndrangheta’s ‘Little Kiss’: Inside an Organized Crime Clan That Moved Cocaine Across Europe

With logistical support from a scion nicknamed “Little Kiss,” the Giorgi-Boviciani clan of the ‘Ndrangheta crime group used northwestern Europe as a cocaine and tax-evasion haven.

 30 JUNE 2021

The Secret Luxembourg Base of Italy’s ’Ndrangheta Mafia

Luxembourg’s company registry turns up firms controlled by people with ties to the ’Ndrangheta. Italian authorities say the country’s secrecy makes it a major draw for the powerful organized crime group.


Inside the Sinaloa Cartel’s Move Toward Europe

Police agencies have long known that Mexican drug cartels help supply Europe’s nearly US$10 billion annual cocaine habit, but acknowledge they have little idea about the workings of these highly organized and well-financed operations.


Calling London

A UK-based accountant keeps getting accused of helping the Italian mafia hide its money — and British authorities keep doing nothing.


The Cocaine Cowboys

Calabrian expat Antonino Vadalà was already a wealthy man with a successful cattle business in Slovakia when he bought his way into the ‘Ndrangheta, Italy’s most powerful mafia, and opened a new cocaine-trafficking route into southern Europe. Here’s how he did it — and how the cops shut it down.


How the Mafias Came to Slovakia

In the post-communist political upheaval in Eastern Europe, some of the most powerful organized crime families in the world sought new opportunities. In Slovakia, they found fertile ground, friends in high places, and little accountability.


Going Bananas: Flanders Transformed into Hub for International Cocaine Trafficking

A Belgian mobster was able to smuggle tons of cocaine into Europe by hiding it in fruit shipments. When the time came to launder the profits, he looked to Slovakia.


How Maltese Online Gambling Became an ATM for the Italian Mafia

Online gambling is huge in Malta — but it’s not all fun and games. Here’s how the island’s internet casinos have become cash machines for the Italian mafia.


The Model, the Mafia, and the Murderers

A former model hired as an assistant by Slovakia’s Prime Minister once did business with a man connected to Italy’s notorious ‘Ndrangheta mafia.


Bitter Beauty: A Pilgrimage to the Birthplace of the ‘Ndrangheta

Heaven and the Underworld Meet at a Catholic festival in the mountains of Calabria.

 21 SEPTEMBER 2018

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