Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Italian police join FBI in raids on mobsters

Raids in Italy and the US targeted links between the Cosa Nostra and US organized crime. Italian police said 18 people had been arrested in Italy and one in the US. Among those arrested was Thomas Gambino.

Thomas Gambino is taken into custody
The Inzerillo crime family has been trying to rebuild after the 2017 death of its enemy, Boss of Bosses Salvatore "Toto" Riina. His Mafia war in the 1980s forced the Inzerillo family to flee to the US.

It's believed the Inzerillo family is attempting to reclaim its old territory, with the help of allies in New York.

Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the boss of bosses, waves from behind bars in Rome court during a trial in 1993.