Lawyers arrested in largest mafia crackdown in Roman history

By Christine Duhaime | July 26th, 2013

Mafia Crackdown in Rome

Italian police arrested over 120 people today in its largest crackdown on mafia activities around Rome, including several lawyers alleged to have undertaken transactions and incorporated companies on behalf of the ‘Ndrangheta. According to the police, the ‘Ndrangheta ran multiple gambling operations and drug trafficking operations, and laundered the proceeds through front-companies. Approximately $200 million of assets were seized from 5 businessmen as suspected proceeds of crime in connection with the arrests.

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