Arrests of suspected Mafia throughout Europe

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Publication Date 06/12/18
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On 5 December 2018 a coordinated international police action resulted in more than 80 arrests of suspected mafia members. The arrests took place in Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Suriname.

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'Operation Pollino', as the action was named, was an international raid in order to capture the Calabrian mafia clan NdrĂ ngheta. Large sums of laundered money and drugs were confiscated during the raids.

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Commentary and Analysis
Deutsche Welle, 05.12.18: Italian Mafia, bikers, Berlin clans: Europe's crime gangs https://www.dw.com/en/italian-mafia-bikers-berlin-clans-europes-crime-gangs/a-46602157

News
EurActiv, 06.12.18: Dozens of mafia suspects held in international sting https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/dozens-of-mafia-suspects-held-in-international-sting/
BBC News, 05.12.18: Operation Pollino: 'Ndrangheta mafia struck in Europe-wide sting https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46452934
The New York Times, 04.12.18: Italy and 3 Other Nations Arrest Members of Mafia https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/04/world/europe/sicily-mafia-arrests.html
CNN, 05.12.18: 90 held in anti-Mafia raids across Europe https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/05/europe/mafia-investigation-arrests-intl/index.html
Reuters, 05.12.18: Scores arrested in crackdown on Italian cocaine trafficking gang https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-italy-crime-europe/scores-arrested-in-crackdown-on-italian-cocaine-trafficking-gang-idUKKBN1O40UA

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