Sunday, February 2, 2020

L’Onorata ­Societa — the Honoured Society

Interpol has launched a massive global initiative to go after the ’Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia. The ’Ndrangheta is said to control 80% of Europe’s cocaine trade and is estimated to generate annual revenue of $55bn. It is among the richest and most powerful organized crime groups in the world.

Italy’s top anti-mafia prosecutor renewed calls for Melbourne crime figure Frank Madafferi to be deported from Australia when released from jail. The Calabrian has been serving a 10-year sentence for his part in a conspiracy to import 4.4 ­tonnes of ­ecstasy into Australia, and faces extortion and gun charges in Italy.
Pasquale Timothy BarbaroOther Calabrian-linked crime figures, including local boss Pasquale Barbaro, were also convicted in the ecstasy bust. The Barbaros are a notorious Sydney crime family. Pasquale Timothy Barbaro was killed in 2016. His grandfather, who was also named Pasquale Barbaro, was murdered in a gangland hit in Brisbane in 1990. A cousin — another Pasquale — was murdered in a hit in Melbourne in 2003. His uncle, yet another Pasquale Barbaro is serving his 30 year ecstasy sentence.
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