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Italian mafia operating in the country: Australian police


According to Australian police, the Italian criminal mafia operates in the country.

Police said at least 51 organized crime gangs from Italy have been uncovered, with more than 5,000 members thought to be spread across Australia.

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Criminal gangs have been involved in drug trafficking with the infamous Italian mafia gang ‘Ndrangheta who trade illicit drugs with outlawed motorcycle gangs.

Investigators say the gangs funneled dirty money to their legitimate construction, farming and restaurant businesses.

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The gangs were exposed after police launched an undercover operation as they targeted crime members’ phones through an encrypted app named ANOM.

The messages were closely followed by authorities as criminals were tricked into believing the app was secure. Police reportedly charged more than 380 criminals with multiple offences.

Australian police are targeting Italian criminal gangs with the help of Brazilian, Italian, American and Spanish authorities.

(With contributions from the Agency)

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