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At least 90 Ndrangheta mafia members arrested in Europe-wide raids

At least 90 Ndrangheta mafia members arrested in Europe-wide raids

That move was made in response to complaints by the Italian government about Dutch complacency in the face of mafia activity, allowing wanted criminals to live "a carefree life" in the Netherlands, the paper said.

German federal police confirmed in a statement there had been multiple arrests in the early morning raids, with the main focus of the operation in western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which borders Holland and Belgium.

Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said they had also probed ice cream parlours, adding that together with restaurants "the suspicion is that the mafia organisation is laundering money through these establishments and they are used as a cover for their criminal organisations". More than three tons of cocaine and about 300 pounds of ecstasy were seized.

"Today we send a clear message to organized crime groups across Europe", Eurojust Vice President Filippo Spiezia said.

Law enforcement and judicial officials speak at a press conference organized by Eurojust in The Hague, Netherlands, on December 5, 2018.

The 'ndrangheta "is the most important organized crime group in the world", said Gen. Alessandro Barbera, who commands the investigative unit of Italy's financial police corps.

05 December 2018 North Rhine-Westphalia Pulheim During the large-scale raid against the Italian Mafia police arrested one of the alleged main perpetrators. The owner of Osteria is accused of being a member of a criminal organisation and of having been
Police also raided an Italian restaurant in Pulheim North Rhine-Westphalia Germany

Federico Cafiero De Raho, Italian anti-mafia and anti-terrorism national prosecutor, said the arrests "are nothing for 'ndrangheta".

But he warned that it was "just a first step", saying the arrests were "nothing for the 'Ndrangheta, there are thousands of people who should be arrested and billions that should be seized".

The latest clampdown on the Italian mafia signals the European authorities' efforts to combat organized crime groups.

"These arrests are nothing for 'Ndrangheta". It's the only mafia group that operates on all continents, prosecutors say.

The Ndrangheta mafia operates from Calabria in southern Italy and is one of the world's largest crime syndicates, controlling as much as 80 percent of Europe's cocaine trade.

The Europe-wide operation came a day after Italian police arrested new Cosa Nostra boss Settimino Mineo and dozens of other suspects in Sicily in a major swoop. On Tuesday, Italian authorities said they had dismantled the rebuilt upper echelons of the Mafia in the Sicilian capital of Palermo by arresting 46 people, including the man presumed to have taken over as provincial kingpin.

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