The Guardian’s Lorenzo Tondo tells Rachel Humphreys about the trial against the ’Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia syndicate who are Italy’s most powerful organised crime group. The trial has 900 witnesses testifying against more than 350 people, including politicians and officials charged with being members of the syndicate.
All eyes will be on Emanuele Mancuso, who has been revealing the clan’s secrets after accepting police protection. His testimony will be used against his uncle Luigi Mancuso, said to be the region’s most powerful mafia figure.
Rachel also talks to the Guardian journalist Clare Longrigg, who has written several books on the mafia. Clare tells Rachel about the history of the ’Ndrangheta, and how they have been become so powerful, mainly through a global network of drug trafficking.
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