Skip to comments.Italian Prosecutor Alleges Drug Trafficking Calabrian Mafia Assassinated Australian Cops
Posted on 02/23/2013 10:35:16 AM PST by AtlasStalled
Italian anti-Mafia prosecutor Vincenzo Macri says that the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia "certainly" is behind the 1989 killing of Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester as reported by Richard Guilliatt for The Australian: "he said he believed the Winchester murder was carried out by the same organisation that murdered Griffith anti-drug campaigner Donald Mackay in 1977 and federal police officer Geoffrey Bowen in 1994."
In recent years Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia has been eclipsed by the Calabrian Mafia as Italy's most powerful crime group due to its obscene profits from the cocaine trade in Europe. The Calabrian Mafia further has become entrenched in Australia, Canada and the United States with surprisingly little push back from law enforcement in those countries.
Clive Small, a former Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner and author of Smack Express, has alleged in the past that his country's Labor Party has deep ties to the Calabrian Mafia, and that the crime group "is a more serious problem now than ever before in Australia and that coincides with its growth internationally" as previously reported by Natalie O'Brien for The Australian: "he says the nation's most powerful law enforcement agency, the Australian Crime Commission, has not even admitted the Italian mafia exists," and "governments and all political parties now need to decide whether they do something about this or try and just shoot the messenger."
What’s the Calabrian Mafia’s nick?
Clive Small, a former Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner and author of Smack Express, has alleged in the past that his country's Labor Party has deep ties to the Calabrian Mafia...
That’s either the best kept secret of all time or the man is pushing his book sales.
(common crossword puzzle clue for 'Etna')