Italian police release video of secret mafia meeting in Switzerland

Aug 28, 2014

Italian military police release a video, filmed secretly, of a mafia meeting taking place in Switzerland. Video: Reuters

Italian carabinieri police have released footage showing a rare glimpse of a high level mafia meeting taking place in Switzerland, as part of a joint Italian-Swiss two-year operation code named Operation Helvetia.

Eighteen arrests were made on Friday last as Swiss and Italian police moved in on suspects of Calabrian mafia group 'Ndrangheta in the small town of Frauenfeld, 48 kilometres north of Zurich. Sixteen arrests were made in Switzerland and two in Italy.

In the video, the suspected head of the 'Ndrangheta mafia "Frauenfeld" group, Antonio Nesci addresses the men gathered for the meeting.

The 'Ndrangheta, with its home in the toe of Italy, has become one of the most feared mafia groups in the world, with a strong international presence.


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