Monday 16 June 2008

Gennadios Petrov, considered by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor as the head of one of the most dangerous Russian mafias in the world arrested

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Italian man with alleged links to the Calabrian Mafia, the ‘Ndrangheta, was arrested in Spain on Thursday carrying four kilogrammes of cocaine worth an estimated 600,000 euros. Citing police sources, Spanish media reports said the man, identified only as Giuseppe F. was arrested by police in the city of Collado-Villalba, northwest of the capital, Madrid.During the arrest, authorities seized two cars and 35,000 euros in cash, hidden inside one of the vehicles.Police said the cocaine was being transported to Italy and it could have been broken down for 40,000 individual “fixes”.Spanish police said the man belonged to a family from the southern Italian region of Calabria, with direct links to ‘Ndrangheta.His partner, Gloria E.C.A. , a 47-year-old Colombian woman allegedly served as an intermediary and was in charge of making contacts in Colombia to bring the drugs to Spain.Both were caught with the cocaine, hidden in a plastic bag inside a car they were driving.
Giuseppe F. reportedly transported the drugs to Italy, using different vehicles with hidden compartments to hide the cocaine packages.
Italy’s four main criminal organisations are the Sicilian Mafia, the Camorra in Naples and the surrounding Campania region, the ‘Ndrangheta in the southern region of Calabria, and the Sacra Corona Unita in the southern Puglia region.

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