36 Facts About Camorra


Camorra is an Italian Mafia-type criminal organization and criminal society originating in the region of Campania.

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Consequently, as Camorra clans act independently, they are more prone to feuding among themselves.

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Since the early 1980s and its involvement in the drug trafficking business, the Camorra has acquired a strong presence in other European countries, particularly Spain.

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Usually Camorra clans maintain close contacts with South American drug cartels, which facilitates the arrival of drugs in Europe.

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Camorra emerged during the chaotic power vacuum between 1799 and 1815, when the Parthenopean Republic was proclaimed on the wave of the French Revolution and the Bourbon Restoration.

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Inquiry introduced the terminology of "high Camorra", as having a bourgeois character, and distinct from the plebeian Camorra proper.

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Scholars dispute whether the "high Camorra" was an integral part of the Camorra proper.

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Camorra was never a centralised organisation, but instead a loose confederation of different, independent clans, groups or families.

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Roberto Saviano, an investigative journalist and author of Gomorra, an expose of the activities of the Camorra, says that this sprawling network of clans now dwarves the Sicilian Mafia, the 'Ndrangheta and southern Italy's other organised gangs, in numbers, in economic power and in ruthless violence.

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In recent years, various Camorra clans have been allegedly using alliances with Nigerian drug gangs and the Albanian mafia.

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The first town in which the Camorra sanctioned stewardship by a foreign clan was Castel Volturno, which was given to the Rapaces, clans from Lagos and Benin City in Nigeria.

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Since the 1980s, the Camorra has taken over the handling of waste disposal in the region of Campania.

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Reports in 2008 stated that the crisis was caused at least in part by the Camorra, which created a lucrative business in the municipal waste disposal business, mostly in the triangle of death.

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Camorra has proven to be an extremely difficult organisation to fight within Italy.

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In Campania, where unemployment is high and opportunities are limited, the Camorra has become an integral part of the fabric of society.

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Camorra was found in a secret bunker in the town Casapesenna, near Naples.

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At the time of his arrest, his clan was considered one of the most powerful clans of the Camorra, having all the eastern area of the city of Naples under its control and having as allies the Secondigliano Alliance.

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Camorra was wanted since January 2018 and was using a fake identity at the time of his arrest.

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In June 2020,5 Camorra affiliates were arrested in the Province of Naples, that operated between the cities of Nola and Saviano.

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On 9 June 2020, a Senator of centre-right opposition Forza Italia party, Luigi Cesaro, was placed under investigation, after a police investigation that led to the arrest of 59 affiliates of Camorra clans based in the comune of Sant'Antimo, including three brothers of the politician.

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Camorra had a pursuant to a red notice issued against him by Interpol in January 2019.

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The Camorra uses the country to counterfeit clothes, and the clans most involved in this illegal activity are the Licciardi clan, the Di Lauro clan and the Sarno clan.

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Camorra was a member of the De Luca Bossa clan, for whom he worked in the drug trade.

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Camorra has had a presence in Switzerland for more than 50 years, undertaking money laundering but arms trafficking and drug trafficking.

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Camorra operated in the United States, primarily in New York City, between the mid-19th century and early 20th century.

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The US law enforcement considers the Camorra to be a rising criminal enterprise, especially dangerous because of its ability to adapt to new trends and forge new alliances with other criminal organizations.

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Several Camorra clans have lasting relationships with the Cosa Nostra.

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Saviano notes that the Camorra feels great affinity with the Albanian crime families because both organizations are based on family ties.

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In particular, Camorra members have allowed the Nigerian gangs to organize the trafficking of women in their territory in exchange for a share on the earnings.

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In 1995, the Camorra cooperated with the Russian Mafia in a scheme in which the Camorra would bleach out US$1 bills and reprint them as $100s.

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In 2005, it was alleged the Camorra creates safe houses, forged documents, firearms, and explosives to Al-Qaeda in return for narcotics, which are brought into Italy via the Adriatic Sea.

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However, according to Peppe Misso, called 'o nasone, former boss of the Misso clan for over 40 years and now pentito, this young generation of criminals are managed by the "real" Camorra clans, shifting the public attention to these baby gangs while they do their business in silence.

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Camorra was known as the boss dei due mondi due to his drug trafficking connections in South America.

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Camorra has always been very feared and respected for her impetuous nature.

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In 1998, 'O sicco made the first attack with a car bomb in the Camorra's history, killing Luigi Amitrano, the nephew of the boss Vincenzo Sarno, the real target of the ambush.

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Camorra's murder is believed to be connected with the feud for control of vast marijuana plantations in the mountainous area of Monti Lattari.

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