Italian Police Raid Illegal Mafia Bakeries
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Illegal bread industry makes millions for Italian mafia
Italian police say illegal bakeries generate approximately $680 million a year for the mafia clan.
Among other illegal activities, the Camorra mafia clan has evidently been running a string of very successful bakeries in Naples.
According to The Local, police in Naples seized more than 3 tons of bread in a raid on the mafia clan’s illegal bakeries and closed at least 17 of the 1,500 bakeries being operated. Police say the illegal bakeries were unhygienic, with bread being produced among "insects and mouse droppings" and baked in wood-burning ovens that were treated with toxic varnish and not up to health standards. Police even found bakeries out in the countryside, where they were illegally operating out of stables and producing bread right next to the animals.
Illegally baking bread in backstreet bakeries in Naples is estimated to generate around $680 million a year for the Camorra mafia clan, authorities say. The loaves are supplied to street vendors who sell bread out of the trunks of cars. Some loaves even make their way into restaurants and shops in Naples.
Baker’s association UNIPAN welcomed the raid, with president Mimmo Filosa saying he had been campaigning for years for the protection of "genuine Neapolitan bread" and urging police to do something about all the illegal baking going on in Naples.
POLICE RAIDS IN ITALY SEIZE DOZENS AFTER A MAFIA CHIEF'S REVALATIONS
The police rounded up dozens of organized crime suspects over the weekend in what officials described as one of the most sweeping anti-Mafia operations ever conducted in Italy.
The arrests began after a Mafia leader broke the organization's code of silence and gave what officials described as detailed information on more than 100 crimes.
In all, 366 arrest warrants were issued nationwide, and at least 58 people had been arrested as of late today, the police said. About 200 of the warrants were issued against people already in jail.
The state television network, RAI, called the roundup ''without precedent'' and ''the largest anti-Mafia operation since World War II.''
The arrests were the result of a confession by Tommaso Buscetta, an organized crime leader who was extradited to Italy from Brazil in July on murder and drug charges.
Mr. Buscetta was described as a leading organizer of the drug traffic between Sicily and the United States, and officials said today that his confession would also lead to arrests in the United States, particularly in New York and New Jersey.
International Links Described
His confession was seen as especially significant because it marked one of the very few times that a leading criminal had broken with organized crime's tradition of silence to outsiders. Some here compared his revelations to those in the early 1960's of Joseph M. Valachi, an organized crime figure in the United States who turned informant.
The police said Mr. Buscetta's revelations covered not only particular crimes but also the structure of organized crime in Sicily, Naples and the United States. Investigators were said to be concentrating on Mr. Buscetta's information on the international links between crime organizations.
His confessions filled 3,000 pages and covered about 15 years of Mafia activities, the police said. The police credited Giovanni Falcone, the investigating magistrate, with persuading Mr. Buscetta to confess.
It was not certain why Mr. Buscetta decided to do so, but the police speculated that he might have been seeking revenge on other crime leaders for murders of several of his relatives and chief lieutenants.
Mr. Buscetta tried to commit suicide after he was arrested in Rio de Janeiro on charges of having a false passport. He was extradited here on July 15 and has been held in two maximum security prisons.
The raids began early Saturday, and for several hours the police sealed off Palermo, the Sicilian capital. Officials said 3,000 police officers were involved in the operation. The arrests were concentrated in Palermo and Rome, but extended to other Italian cities.
As they were taken into police stations around the country this weekend, some of the accused smiled or laughed and nodded confidently to reporters. But others hung their heads or hid their faces from photographers. Premature News of Raids
The exact number of arrests was uncertain today, and the Italian police were reported to be upset that word of the raids was given to the press before they were completed. Officials said some of those named in the warrants might have escaped before the police arrived.
Late this afternoon, the Italian news agency ANSA reported that 58 people had been arrested, while other officials said the number had reached 69. Those arrested were taken to prisons around the country, mainly in the north, the police said.
Among the people picked up in the raids, according to the police, was Vito Ciancimino, the former Christian Democratic Mayor of Palermo.
Reports of links between the Christian Democrats and the Mafia in Sicily have been an embarrassment to the leaders of the party, which has dominated Italian politics for four decades.
Mr. Ciancimino has left the party, and some Christian Democratic officials have led a campaign to sever any links between the party and organized crime. Giuseppe Campione, the secretary general of the Sicilian Christian Democrats, issued a statement today praising the police operation.
Mr. Buscetta's testimony, officials said, may help solve two of the most serious recent Mafia murders, the killings in 1982 in Palermo of Pio La Torre, a Communist Party official, and Gen. Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, one of Italy's highest-ranking police officials. General Dalla Chiesa had been appointed prefect, or regional governor, of Palermo and was believed to have embarked on a major investigation of organized crime in Sicily. Heroin Trade Described
Mr. Buscetta is said to have described in detail the links between the Sicilian Mafia, the Camorra crime organization based around Naples and the American Cosa Nostra. His testimony included new information on the structure of the heroin trade.
The Italian news agency said his account emphasized the extent to which organized crime in the United States is under the direct control of Sicilian crime leaders based in Palermo.
The Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera said Mr. Buscetta described a 'ɼommission'' that controlled Mafia activities. The commission, the paper said, decided on death sentences and determined how proceeds from illegal activities should be invested.
Joe Bruno on the Mob – Sicilian Mafia Control Italian Television Drama
In an incredible turn of events which evoke memories of the production of the movie “The Godfather,” Monica Vitale, a Sicilian Mafia boss’ former girlfriend, has told police that members of the Sicilian Mafia received protection money from the producers of Squadra Antimafia (The Antimafia Team), in order to film in and around Palermo without any disturbances. Ms. Vitale also said that Mafia members “controlled the supply of goods and services for the drama.”
Ms. Vitale told the police, “The Mafia controlled all transport services for the production as well as catering for the cast and crew.”
When “The Godfather” was filmed in New York’s Little Italy in the early 1970’s, there were also rumors that the American Mafia demanded protection money in order for the streets of Manhattan’s Little Italy to be safely used for the filming of the movie. When “Godfather 2” was made two years later, the producers used the streets of New York City’s Alphabet City to avoid paying protection money to the Mafia. The surrounding tenements in Alphabet City closely resemble the streets of Little Italy less than as mile away.
Paolo Piccinelli, a police colonel in Palmermo told the press, “We’ve verified that an employee of the production company was in league with a person close to the Mafia.”
The TV show which stars the actress Simona Cavallari is broadcast on Channel Five, which is owned by Silvio Berlusconi, the disgraced former prime minister, who was recently forced to resign for various sexual and monetary improprieties.
No wonder the economy of Italy is going down the tubes.
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Italian mobsters ‘demand protection money’ from mafia TV drama
A mafia informer has alleged that the series Squadra Antimafia (The Antimafia Team), a popular Italian TV show, has come rather too close to its subject matter.
Monica Vitale, a mafia chieftain’s former girlfriend, has told detectives that mobsters from Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian mafia, demanded protection money and controlled the supply of goods and services for the drama.
Ms Vitale, 28, who is now a pentita, or informer, is said to have claimed that the mob demanded payment — known in Italian slang as pizzo — from the production company Taodue in return for allowing the show to be filmed in and around Palermo. She is also said to have claimed that it controlled all transport services for the production as well as catering for the cast and crew.
The mob also had a man employed on the set of the show, which has been filmed in Sicily’s largest city since 2009, according to Ms Vitale.
Paolo Piccinelli, a police colonel, said: “We’ve verified that an employee of the production company was in league with a person close to the mafia.
The series, which stars the actress Simona Cavallari as a detective leading a team of officers, is broadcast on Canale 5, a channel owned by Silvio Berlusconi, the former prime minister. One episode was based on the disappearance of a boy whose father was involved in the Basta Pizzo, which encourages businesses and shop owners to stand up to extortion.
Italian Police Arrest Over 300 in Raids on Organized Crime
Officials said they had dismantled a major crime family within the ’Ndrangheta, the group based in the southern region of Calabria that is Italy’s most powerful mafia syndicate.
ROME — The Italian police on Thursday arrested more than 330 people, including politicians, lawyers, accountants and a local police chief, in one of the most extensive law enforcement operations ever against the crime syndicate known as ’Ndrangheta.
About 3,000 officers made pre-dawn arrests in 12 Italian regions, as well as in Switzerland, Germany and Bulgaria, officials said. ’Ndrangheta has spread far beyond its historic base in the southern region of Calabria, surpassing the Cosa Nostra, based in Sicily, to become Italy’s most powerful mafia group. The group controls much of Europe’s cocaine trade, European officials say.
Nicola Gratteri, the anti-mafia prosecutor who coordinated the operation, described Thursday’s crackdown as “the biggest operation after the Palermo maxi trial,” a reference to a sweep in 1984 that led to a landmark trial against some 450 Sicilian mafia members. That case severely weakened the Cosa Nostra, but its decline permitted the Calabrian syndicate to grow more powerful.
Thursday’s operation “completely dismembered the top ranks of the Mancuso family,” the long-established ’Ndrangheta clan operating in the city of Vibo Valentia, with links to the United States, Mr. Gratteri said.
The family had infiltrated local politics and public administration, as well as the local economy, he said. The police blitz had been scheduled for Friday but was hastily brought forward a day when investigators discovered that someone had tipped off the mobsters and their associates to the impending arrests.
“Can you imagine what it means to move 3,000 men in the space of 24 hours?” Mr. Gratteri asked reporters in Catanzaro, Calabria, where he is chief prosecutor. “It’s something crazy. But we had to move crazily.”
The police arrested Luigi Mancuso, whom officials described as the head of the clan, along with dozens of others believed to have ties to the ’Ndrangheta. They also arrested a lawyer and former member of the Italian Parliament from former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party the president of the Calabrian mayor’s association, a former member of the Democratic Party’s national assembly, and an array of civil servants and other white-collar professionals accused of working with the mob.
They face a variety of charges, including murder, extortion, usury, money laundering, drug trafficking, corruption and belonging to a criminal syndicate.
The police also seized property and cash valued at 15 million euros, or about $16.7 million.
Man who had ties to Mafia, Hells Angels denied parole
Gregory Woolley has been described as a key link between the Hells Angels, Mafia and street gangs in Montreal. PATRICK POST / The Gazette
The Crown failed to convict him of another murder he was alleged to have carried out during Quebec’s biker gang war, but Woolley eventually pleaded guilty to being part of a general conspiracy to murder rival drug dealers for the Hells Angels.
In 2005, he was serving a sentence for that crime at a penitentiary in Ste-Anne-des Plaines where he forged a relationship with Vito Rizzuto, the now-deceased Montreal Mafia leader who was awaiting extradition to the U.S. to face a charge alleging he took part in the murders of three men in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Rizzuto pleaded guilty to the racketeering charge and was incarcerated for several years while the Rizzuto organization in Montreal came under attack in his absence. An investigation dubbed Project Magot-Mastiff later revealed Woolley probably helped the Rizzuto organization survive the challenges it faced by forging an alliance with the Hells Angels. A conversation secretly recorded between Woolley, Rizzuto’s son Leonardo and Stefano Sollecito in August 2015 revealed that the two alleged Montreal Mafia leaders considered Woolley to be equal to them in terms of his influence.
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Naples bakers make you an offer you can't refuse
Rome (AFP) - In Italy's southern city of Naples, if you want to buy or sell bread, there's only one supplier to go to -- and you'd better not refuse.
So claim Italian police who on Monday said they arrested 24 people suspected of belonging to a mafia group which has controlled the market for bread in the city for years.
From supermarkets to street vendors, all bread suppliers in the northern neighbourhoods of Naples have been forced to buy their products from bakeries controlled by the Camorra mafia -- or else face the consequences.
Police also said in a statement the Camorra fixed the price of bread, higher than the open market.
Since the arrest of Camorra boss Carlo Lo Russo in April in the French Riviera city of Nice, investigators have been looking into his family and relatives.
Surveillance and wire taps led to Monday's arrests on alleged charges ranging from mafia association, drug trafficking and racketeering to weapons possession and murder.
The Italian mafia consists of three main groups: the Cosa Nostra in Sicily, the Camorra in Naples and the 'Ndrangheta in southwest Calabria.
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More than 20 runners killed as sudden ɽisastrous weather' hits cross-country mountain race in China
Twenty-one people were killed after hail, freezing rain and high winds hit runners taking part in a 100km (62-mile) cross-country mountain race in China. The extreme weather struck a high-altitude section of the race held in the scenic Yellow River Stone Forest near Baiyin city in northwestern Gansu province on Saturday afternoon. Among the dead were elite Chinese long-distance runners, local media reported. Official news agency Xinhua confirmed the death toll had risen to 21, according to the local rescue command headquarters. State broadcaster CCTV also reported the final missing competitor had been found dead. Baiyin city mayor Zhang Xuchen said that at around noon on Saturday a section of the rugged ultramarathon course - between kilometres 20 and 31 - was "suddenly affected by disastrous weather". "In a short period of time, hailstones and ice rain suddenly fell in the local area, and there were strong winds. The temperature sharply dropped," Mr Zhang said. Shortly after receiving messages seeking help from some participants, marathon organisers dispatched a rescue team that managed to save 18 of the 172 participants. At around 2pm, weather conditions worsened and the race was immediately called off as local authorities sent more rescuers to help, Mr Zhang said. The victims included top domestic marathon runners Liang Jing and Huang Guanjun, according to a friend of Huang's and Wei Pulong, Liang's coach. Liang had won multiple Chinese ultramarathons in recent years. Huang, who was deaf-mute, won the men's hearing-impaired marathon at the 2019 National Paralympic Games held in Tianjin. Marathon organisers confirmed his death to a friend. "As the event's organiser, we feel a deep sense of guilt and self-blame, express our deep mourning for the victims and deep condolences to their families and the injured runners," Mr Zhang said, as he and other local officials bowed. The race, backed by the Baiyin city government and the Chinese Athletic Association, has been held for four successive years.
More arrests in Rome mafia case
Italian police have made 44 arrests in Lazio, Abruzzo and Sicily, in the second part of the ongoing case involving an alleged mafia syndicate operating in Rome.
Police say there are still 21 suspects at large connected to the so-called Mafia Capitale case which centres mainly on the embezzlement of funds destined for emergency housing for immigrants and camps for Roma people, but also includes other sectors such as waste management, recycling and parks maintenance.
The 44 suspects arrested in the dawn raid come from both sides of the political spectrum and include regional councillor Luca Gramazio of the Lazio branch of the Forza Italia (FI) party the former head of Rome city council Mirko Coratti of the centre-left Partita Democratica (PD) Rome's former housing councillor Daniele Ozzimo (PD) and vice-president of Rome city council Giordano Tredicine (FI), a member of the powerful Tredicine family which has a virtual monopoly of the mobile sandwich bars around Rome.
Arrest of Massimo Carminati in 2014.
The police investigation involves allegations of bribery, false invoicing and bid-rigging for public contracts between mafia-style criminals and public officials, business people and politicians, the most prominent of whom is Gianni Alemanno who was mayor of Rome from 2008 to 2013.
Police say the central figures in the Mafia Capitale case remain the notorious Roman underworld figure and alleged leader of the capital&rsquos mafia, Massimo Carminati, and his right-hand man Salvatore Buzzi, both of whom were arrested last December along with dozens of other suspects.
A former member of the Nuclei Armati Rivluzionari (NAR) neofascist terrorist group as well as the former Banda della Magliana crime gang, Carminati lost an eye in a police shoot-out three decades ago and inspired the &ldquoNero&rdquo character from the book Romanzo Criminale .
In early 2013 Buzzi was caught on wire-tap boasting that the criminals made &euro40 million a year creaming off funds for immigrants and Roma camps, a racket &ldquomore profitable than drug trafficking.&rdquo
4 Terror Suspects Arrested in Italy
Italian authorities said Wednesday that they had arrested four Moroccans in possession of a plastic bag containing a cyanide compound, along with maps of Rome highlighting the U.S. Embassy and the city’s water supply system.
Italian news media said police were investigating a possible plot to poison the water in an aqueduct feeding the embassy and surrounding neighborhoods. One of the four suspects, the reports said, is believed to have ties to Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda terrorist network.
There were conflicting accounts, however, about whether the contents of the powder-filled bag could have harmed anyone. The bag, said to weigh nearly 9 pounds, was seized from a suburban Rome apartment Tuesday in a 4 a.m. police raid that rousted the suspects from their sleep.
Italian officials told the U.S. Embassy that the bag apparently contained potassium cyanide, easy to buy in Italy and commonly used by farmers to kill rodents. Nine pounds of potassium cyanide dissolved in a few thousand gallons of water or less could be lethal to anyone drinking it, according to Rome University pharmacologist Luciano Caprino.
U.S. officials took the report seriously. They issued a statement thanking the Italian police and security forces for “excellent work concerning the most recent security threat against the embassy.”
Later, Italian Chief Prosecutor Salvatore Vecchione said judicial police had tentatively identified the bag’s contents as potassium ferrocyanide. That compound, used to make wine and ink dye, contains small amounts of cyanide and is harmless when dissolved in water, pharmacologist Caprino said.
The prosecutor ordered further analysis of the compound but clamped a lid on new information about the case. He said Italian media reports of the arrests Wednesday had damaged the investigation, making it difficult to catch other suspects.
That didn’t stop Justice Minister Roberto Castelli from boasting that the raid demonstrated Italy’s stand “on the front line in the fight against international terrorism.”
European law enforcement officials have been worried about bioterrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States. They say they have uncovered evidence that Al Qaeda and associated groups have been gathering chemicals to manufacture poisons for assassinations and other terrorist operations.
Last year, police dismantled what they called an Al Qaeda cell near Milan and arrested seven Tunisians, who are now on trial on charges of criminal association with intent to obtain and transport arms, explosives and chemicals. In wiretapped conversations before their arrests, the defendants spoke cryptically about an unspecified “liquid” that would suffocate anyone breathing it.
Prosecutors say the alleged leader of the cell, Essid Sami ben Khemais, is suspected of--but not charged with--supervising a plot to attack the U.S. Embassy here in January 2001. Word of the plot prompted the embassy to shut down for three days that month.
At least one of the four Moroccans arrested Tuesday is linked to the busted Milan cell, Italian newspapers said. None of the four men, said to be in their 30s, was named. Two were said to be working legally as telephone operators the others were described as illegal immigrants.
Italian state radio said police who raided the men’s apartment in Tor Bella Monaca, a southern suburb, found Arabic-language videos and agendas--which had not yet been translated by police--and about 100 blank documents used to certify that a foreigner has permission to live in Italy.
Along with up-to-date diagrams of the city’s water system, the police found a city map with the U.S. Embassy circled in red, Italian newspapers reported. Italy’s ANSA news agency said the bag allegedly containing the cyanide compound wasn’t hidden.
Police had followed the suspects for days, and their detention was related to the arrest of three other Moroccan immigrants in the same suburb last week, Italian media reported.
Feds, Italian Police: Crime Syndicate Shipped $7 Million Cocaine In Pineapples, Coconut Milk
American and Italian authorities have announced arrests in big anti-Mafia raids conducted in both countries. Twenty-four people, including seven in NYC, were busted for their involvement in what the FBI calls a "transnational heroin and cocaine trafficking conspiracy involving the ‘Ndrangheta, one of Italy’s most powerful organized crime syndicates." U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said, "The 'Ndrangheta is an exceptionally dangerous, sophisticated and insidious criminal organization, with tentacles stretching from Italy to countries around the world."
The operation, called "New Bridge" by authorities, monitored drug dealing activities between Latin America, Italy, Canada and the U.S. The criminal activity in Italy was in the Calabria region, near the port of Gioia Tauro. CNN reports, "Anti-mafia prosecutors in Calabria have been carrying out an investigation over the past two years, and Italian police compiled a 2,000-page report detailing what was learned, including information from phone wiretaps."
One of the defendants, Brooklyn resident Franco Lupoi (who has lived in Calabria), "used his close criminal ties to both the Gambino organized crime family and the ‘Ndrangheta, an Italian criminal organization akin to the Mafia in Sicily and the Camorra in Naples, to pursue criminal activity that stretched across the globe," according to the FBI. Lupoi's father-in-law, Nicola Antonio Simonetta, is part of the Ursino clan of the ‘Ndrangheta.
As alleged in court documents, Lupoi exploited these underworld connections to link his criminal associates in New York with those in Calabria, forming conspiracies to traffic heroin and cocaine. On the Italian side, he allegedly engaged Italian defendant and ‘Ndrangheta leader Francesco Ursino and others as suppliers of heroin and buyers of cocaine.
. Lupoi also set into motion a plot to transport 500 kilograms of cocaine, concealed in frozen food, in shipping containers from Guyana to Calabria. In the course of these conspiracies, Lupoi assured his confederates of his relationship with a corrupt port official in Gioia Tauro, indicating that in return for €200,000, the official could guarantee passage of unlimited containers of contraband. In New York, Lupoi joined forces with defendants Alexander Chan and [Jose Alfredo] Garcia to orchestrate the Guyana-Italy cocaine conspiracy. In conversations recorded by the undercover agent, the conspirators discussed their connections to Mexican drug cartels operating in Guyana, South America, and plotted to transport 500 kilograms of cocaine internationally, hidden in shipments of frozen fish or pineapples. On the Italian side, Ursino and his co-conspirators planned to use a fish importation company to receive the shipment. As set forth in Italian court documents, the conspiracy slowed when shipping containers originating from the same Guyanese shipping company were seized in Malaysia and found to contain more than $7 million in cocaine hidden in pineapples and coconut milk.
Also, another alleged ‘Ndrangheta member Raffaele Valente "sold an illegal silencer and sawed-off shotgun to the FBI undercover agent at the Royal Crown Bakery in Brooklyn," and Valente described his crew as well as his devotion to St. Michael the Archangel as the purported 'patron saint' of the ‘Ndrangheta."
A CBS News correspondent, Allen Pizzey, was allowed to observe the nighttime raids in Italy and says, "The operation took place in the dead of night under conditions of absolute secrecy. Pizzey says the area is so infested with local Mafia, that they literally have eyes and ears everywhere. FBI special agents, who CBS News is not identifying due to the nature of their work, were on hand for the raids in Italy, and Italian police took part in the operations in New York. Five carloads of police arrived at one location so fast, that the target only appeared to realize what was going on moments before he was placed under arrest -- when the officer in charge knocked politely on his door, and said good morning."
Italy captures mafia initiation rites on film, 40 arrests
Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.
Rome: Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.
The arrests, on charges of criminal association, illegal arms sales and extortion, followed a two-year investigation using wire-taps and hidden cameras in locations known to be frequented by mobsters.
"For the first time the swearing-in ceremonies have been recorded live," Milan prosecutor Ilda Boccassini told journalists at a press conference following raids which saw 37 people landed behind bars and another three placed under house arrest.
"For the first time we heard it from the voice of the mafia," instead of relying on details from police informants, she said.
Those arrested are believed to belong to three clans based near Milan but affiliated with the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta, an organised crime group made up of networks of hundreds of family gangs even more feared and secretive than the Sicilian Mafia.
Police said the arrests were fresh proof of the deadly southern group's expansion into the rich industrial north of the country.
The video and audio recordings revealed the swearing in of 'Ndrangheta mobsters to an elite membership known as "Santa".
New members swore allegiance "in the silence of the night and under the light of the stars and splendour of the moon" to "safeguard my wise brothers".
An unnamed boss leading the rite in police videos published on Italian newspaper websites can be heard telling the new Santa that they are now expected to be their own executioners should they stray from the 'Ndrangheta's code.
"From now on it will not be other men who judge you, you will judge yourselves," the man says.
In what he describes as the "oath of poison", he says there are two alternatives open to the disloyal: "Either you poison yourselves or you take this (gun) which shoots. There must always be a bullet reserved one for you."
Boccassini said the Santa's affiliation "is in their DNA and under their skin and they can leave the 'Ndrangheta either by collaborating with the state or through death".
The name 'Ndrangheta comes from the Greek for courage or loyalty. Its tight clan structure has made it famously difficult to penetrate.
She referred to a conversation wiretapped in July last year, where boss Michelangelo Chindamo was heard saying that "the music may change but the rest remains. We can never change".
He warned mobsters with him that "having a mobile phone in your pocket. Is like having a policeman in your pocket," and cited anti-mafia magistrate Boccassini and police wiretaps as exactly the sort of threat the clans faced.