Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mafia boss 'Uncle Franco' held in Rome blitz

Underworld boss Franco Gambacurta, 66 -'Uncle Franco' - and his brother Roberto, 57, were among those detained during dawn raids on Tuesday. Wiretaps linked the elder brother to known criminal gangs and families. The Gambacurta brothers are described by the Italian media as "the undisputed" leaders in the Italian capital.

Assets seized in the operation totaled seven million euros, including 14 properties, 12 commercial enterprises, 14 buildings, company shares and numerous vehicles. Rome's deputy prosecutor said seven kilos of cocaine, a gun and cash were found hidden in the homes of the suspects.
Unidentified suspect arrested for organized crime