'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Anti-mafia prosecutors claimed a major victory over the powerful and growing 'ndrangheta crime syndicate, infiltrating intimate weddings, baptisms and other gatherings to gather information that led to the arrests Friday of 305 people, including top bosses, and the seizure of more than $75 million worth of cash and property.
"Police and Carabinieri have been able to record since Aug. 1, 2009, all of the major negotiations of the various families," Mr. Pignatone told a news conference.
That became clear when the Lombard branch, empowered by its riches, attempted to exert autonomy and was cut short when the Calabrian bosses sent a professional killer to murder the would-be upstarts, Mr. Pignatone said.