Italy's Bloodiest Mafia

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Duration: 1 hour

The Camorra, the Naples mafia, is Italy's bloodiest organised crime syndicate. It has killed thousands and despite suffering many setbacks is as strong as ever. It is into drug trafficking, racketeering, business, politics, toxic waste and even the garbage disposal industry. Naples's recent waste crisis was in part blamed on the crime syndicate. Its grip on the city is far reaching.

Talking to Camorra insiders who have never spoken to the media before, and drawing on interviews with Camorra victims who are fighting back, reporter Mark Franchetti investigates Italy's deadliest mafia to learn how it has survived so long in a country at the heart of Europe and what it will take to defeat it.

  • Photo: Pietro Russo

    Photo: Pietro Russo

    This World reporter Mark Franchetti (right) with factory owner Pietro Russo (left). Mr Russo has a constant armed police guard (centre) after he was threatened with reprisals by the Camorra clan.

Credits

Producer
Roger Corke
Director
Roger Corke

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