Italy's 'Ndrangheta: Mexico's Zetas Ally?


The Zetas have expanded from a Mexican organized crime ring into a significant power in the international drug trade -- and it has gotten a little help courtesy of the terrifying Italian mafia group called the ‘Ndrangheta, reports In Sight: Organized Crime in America.

First a little history, The Zetas, once the military wing of the Gulf Cartel, is now among one of the most violent groups in Mexico. They take their name from the radio code used for top-level officers in the Mexican army. They are highly organized, regularly use brutality and shock tactics – including gasoline bombs, beheadings, and roadblocks. The United States DEA describes them as perhaps “the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and violent of ... paramilitary enforcement groups.”

The 'Ndrangheta is a criminal organization in Italy, centered in Calabria. Despite not being as famous abroad as the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, and having been considered more rural compared to the Neapolitan Camorra and the Apulian Sacra Corona Unita, the 'Ndrangheta managed to become the most powerful crime syndicate of Italy in the late 1990s and early 2000s. While commonly lumped together with the Sicilian Mafia, the 'Ndrangheta operates independently from the Sicilians, though there is contact between the two due to the geographical closeness of Calabria and Sicily. A US diplomat estimated that the organization's drug trafficking, extortion and money laundering activities accounted for at least 3 per cent of Italy's GDP.

"As M Semanal, the weekly magazine of the newspaper Milenio, reports in its most recent edition, the links between the ‘Ndrangheta and the Zetas have grown sharply in recent years. A new international investigation demonstrates that the Mexicans have turned themselves into the main suppliers of the ‘Ndrangheta by shipping cocaine through the U.S. and on to Italy," the article says.

"The Zetas' links to the ‘Ndrangheta and their growing weight in Europe further demonstrates the Mexican cartel's international clout. While the gang was initially no more than a squad of hit men when formed in the later 1990s, since its 2010 split with the Gulf Cartel, for whom it had worked for more than a decade, the Zetas have increased their operations in Central America (especially Guatemala), South America, and Europe. This gives them a separate base of power and source of income more resistent to the pressure from the Mexican government."

As M Semanal notes, "Europe, where the cocaine industry is worth an estimated $34 billion annually is a logical target for Mexican gangs. For the time being, that means working with the ‘Ndrangheta, the dominant importer in Europe. The intimate links between the two gangs suggests that the Zetas' relevance as an international supplier will continue for years into the future, notwithstanding redoubled American and Mexican attempts to eliminate the group."

In Europe, cocaine consumption has doubled in the past 10 years, reaching between 4.5 and 5 million consumers, which generate revenues of up to $34 billion dollars a year, according to the UN.

"The increase in demand from the old country has made groups like the ‘Ndrangheta seek more cocaine... The strategy of the Mexicans is to take the drugs directly to Italy from the U.S. at a low cost." In conrtast, the Serbians bring the cocaine “to the doors of the Italian mafia” without them having to look for it in Latin America and transport it to Europe.

However, “the Mexicans don’t like the Serbians looking for drugs in Latin America to take it to Europe...This can create more violence... [according to the book] Ndrangheta: The Roots of the Hatred, a group of Serbians recently traveled to Mexico with the idea of exploring opportunities for their illegal businesses. Nevertheless, members of the Zetas intercepted them and killed them," In Sigh reports.


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  3. Google translate. I was able to get the gist of it.

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    1. Hi Ed.... I contacted a friend who will translate in full... when I get it I will post it here but the gist of what my friend said is:

      "Ok, I glanced over it; seems a bit looney. I dont see much anything by the blogger w/regard to the Zetas. He seems to be on his own political rant most about italian gov't. But I'll try and type it out later on. Some words are way misspelled and throws off the context for me. But I can certainly do better than google translate, which messes up everything usually."

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    2. Ed.... Here is the first part of the translation as promised.... Let me know if you need more of the same:

      Like i said, it has nothing to do with Zetas. This guy is on his own rant about mafia corruption in the italian gov't. He just used that post to get his blog out there.
      Let me know if Ed still needs the second part translated, as it's just more of the same drivel. Where i put (???) means I was at a loss as to the way the sentence should read. This guy is talking like a conversation and you know like we do over here, when we don't speak proper, etc.
      Anyway, give this to Ed for the meantime and if he wants second half I'll do that too.
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      This text is not intended to be anything against the police in general. Just that there are some cases that they will sacrifice a life, maybe even many. Like when the bastard, mass murderer, thief, nazi dictator, mafioso, camorra, 'ndrangheta, and pedophile, Silvio Berlusconi ordered the massacres of the CApaci and Via D'Amelio. In any case, the reality is never fully white or black, but almost always grey. Many of you (but not all, I repeat, not all, at least I hope) police and corrupt police officers are from a bad life (????). Murdering for a bad life. SEcret services or private and public cancer fascists need to be eradicated and to rot in jail (if this were any other country in the world, it would be for decades). Silvio Berlusconi gave very false information for dead people, saying they died for natural, incidental, or suicide. See cases like Cucchi, Mastrogiovani, Budroni, UVA, Ferrulli, Calin, Bianzino, Turrisi, and thousands of other which we do not know of....because the democracy and truth was raped. One of these cops and murderers of the camorra was certainly Pasquale Rizzieri, the commissioner of the port of Genoa Milan, at the Piazza del Venino. The world is proud of them but they are killers. It's been made out that he is a person that has made it more for the purposes and mafiosi fascists, like Berlusconi....or less...

      and eye for corruption, also murderer and affiliated with the camorra: Police Commissioner, Pasquale Rizzieri, the commissioner of the port of Genoa in Milan. This policeman is in favor of mafia. "You are a policeman and murderer commissioner Pasuqle Rizzieri of the Port of Genoa Milan!!" And he is not against it as it should be in every country. And he thinks it's normal!! There are photos taken of the 'Ndgranghetisti Giorgi. Those of shootings in Milan in the Piazza Bernini.

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    3. See what you mean - thanks so much!!! I truly appreciate it!!!!!

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