Italy's Bloodiest Mafia is the Camorra

Italy’s Bloodiest Mafia didn’t really bother with a comparative overview, other than to inform us that the Camorra, the Naples-based Mafia, has killed more people (3000 in 30 years) than either of its main two rivals, the eponymous Sicilian version (which is now looking somewhat tame and old school), or the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta, definitely the scariest of the Big Three (and yes, there are smaller offshoots), tending to torture its victims before topping them," writes The Arts Desk, in a review of This World: Italy's Bloodiest Mafia, BBC Two.

As noted in another post on this site, according to Wikipedia, although the group appears to have no formal structure in the United States, Camorra members have a presence in Cleveland, Los AngelesAlbany and Springfield, Massachusetts. Supposedly the least active of all the organized crime groups in the United States, U.S. law enforcement still considers the Camorra to be a rising criminal enterprise, especially dangerous because of "its ability to adapt to new trends and forge new alliances with other criminal organizations."


In coming posts we will take a closer look at the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta and see if they are working in the U.S.

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