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The Mafia's Secret Bunkers

Italy's most powerful organised crime group is no longer Sicily's Cosa Nostra but the 'Ndrangheta', a shadowy Mafia from the southern region of Calabria.

With unique access to the extraordinary underground bunkers the gangsters use for hiding out and to the hi-tech war being fought by the Italian authorities against this murderous criminal brotherhood, author and mafia historian John Dickie uncovers the truth about Europe's biggest cocaine traffickers.

This is a world of special forces, spy planes and super grasses, as well as a culture of fear and silence where people simply do not trust the Italian state to defeat the Mafiosi.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 1 May 2013 23:20
BBC Two Scotland only

The producer on hunting the Mafia in the dead of night

The producer on hunting the Mafia in the dead of night

"Thrilled and bewildered, we crawled down, one by one, into the underworld, where millionaire mafiosi choose to hide like rats."

 

Read Elena Cosentino's article on the Mafia's secret bunkers

Credits

Role Contributor
ProducerElena Cosentino
DirectorElena Cosentino
Executive ProducerRichard Bradley
Executive ProducerSam Bagnall
PresenterJohn Dickie

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