‘Super mafia’ fears as heads of Italy’s biggest crime families seen at secret dinner and talk of ‘building an empire’

‘Super mafia’ fears as heads of Italy’s biggest crime families seen at secret dinner and talk of ‘building an empire’

THE bosses of Italy’s three biggest crime families have been spotted in a secret dinner, amid fears of a super-mafia alliance.

Senior mafiosi from the ‘Ndrangheta, in Calabria, Camorra of Naples and Sicily’s Cosa Nostra clans were caught on camera sharing pasta and wine.

CarabinieriItaly’s biggest mafia bosses were spotted in a secret dinner with pasta and wine[/caption]

AP:Associated PressCasalesi clan mafia boss Michele Zagaria’s had one of the Camorra’s most feared families[/caption]

Sicilian mafia boss Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina during his trial in May 1994Rex Features

The encounter dates back to April 2021, and was reportedly one of many meetings that cops had under surveillance.

Prosecutors have also warned the emergence of a grand crime coalition in the north of Italy.

“This is Milan,” one alleged Camorra mafia don was heard saying to an ally, according to a Telegraph report.

“We’re not in Sicily, we’re not in Rome, we’re not in Naples, this is where we’re doing the good stuff.”

A suspected member of Cosa Nostra allegedly replied: “We’ve built an empire.”

Reports say that the three families had put aside their historic rivalries to form a “super mafia” alliance, taking advantage of business opportunities in the northern Italian region of Lombardy.

They are also suspected of making hundreds of millions of euros investing in legitimate businesses in global fashion capital Milan

The organisations had forged “an evolved criminal network” after agreeing “a stable and enduring accord between Calabrian, Sicilian and Roman mafia members, a sort of confederation,” prosecutors told the Telegraph. 

It is understood that the recently formed mafia in Rome is a hybrid of ‘Ndrangheta and Camorra mafiosi.

Although these mafia leaders once regularly engaged in violent conflicts, including public killings and brutal disputes, they are now reportedly adopting a more discreet approach, preferring white-collar criminal activities over open gun battles.

The secret meeting discovery comes just over a month after the death of notorious mafia boss, Matteo Messina Denaro.

The 61-year-old “boss of bosses”- responsible for heinous crimes that shocked Italy and the world – had been suffering from colon cancer.

As Messina Denaro’s health deteriorated, he was transferred from his maximum security prison to hospital where he died.

The mafia’s “last godfather”, who fronted up the notorious Sicilian Cosa Nostra group, once boasted to have murdered “enough people to fill a cemetery.”

He even joined the ranks of El Chapo and the successor to Osama Bin Laden in the list of the world’s 10 most wanted fugitives.

And his murderous clan had previously inspired the epic 1969 crime novel and blockbuster 1972 filmThe Godfather.

Following his reign of terror, he picked up 20 life sentences in absentia for his role in numerous murders, bombings and attacks on rival mobsters, their innocent relatives and civilians.

The “boss of bosses” was convicted of the 1992 murders of two anti-mafia prosecutors, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.

The following year, he was responsible for a spate of horrifying bombings, which killed ten people and injured 93 across FlorenceMilan and Rome the following year.

His savage brutality led to him nicknaming himself “The Devil”.

EPAThe secret meeting discovery comes just over a month since the death of mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro[/caption]

AFPMessina Denaro had been arrested in January, but died months later of colon cancer[/caption]

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