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Photo Gallery: Italy's Shadowy 'Ndrangheta

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Encounters with the Calabrian Mafia Inside the World of the 'Ndrangheta

The shadowy Calabrian mafia, the 'Ndrangheta, has become one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the Western world through its dominance of the European cocaine trade. For the first time, local syndicate bosses described their business model to SPIEGEL. It's a mixture of entrepreneurial talent, skillful management and deadly ruthlessness.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan