Italian police arrest 33 in connection with mafia gang ‘Ndrangheta in Veneto region

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The Italian police force has arrested 33 people following an investigation into the activity of mafia crime organisation ‘Ndrangheta in the northeastern region of the Veneto.

The Calabria-based ‘Ndrangheta, the richest and most influential of Italy’s mafia, now seems to have been working in the Veneto region for over 20 years, according to police.

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During the investigation, over 100 people were questioned in connection with mafia activity.

The arrests took place in the Veneto region as well as neighbouring Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy as well as Calabria. The 33 people were charged for drug trafficking, robbery, and money laundering among other offences.

Anti-mafia police said, “The deep-rooted nature of ‘Ndrangheta activity in the northeast has now been proven.”





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