Italain Prosecutors want max sentence against Ndrangheta boss Oppedisano

October 24th 2011 | Posted by UnderBoss


Italian prosecutors want the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison against 81 year old Domenico Oppedisano the reputed top boss of the Calabrian Mafia or the ‘Ndrangheta. Oppedisano was one of 300 suspects arrested back in July 2010 during a massive raid against the ‘Ndrangheta. Now the lead defendant in a mass trial against 120 of the 300 defendants detained prosecutors are seeking max sentencing for Oppedisano and 15 other defendants. Lawmakers in Italy’s senate rose to their feet and cheered when the arrest of Oppedisano was announced now they want to make sure the max punishment is dealt for him crimes.



“Domenico Oppedisano”


The ‘Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia has become the most powerful Mafia in Italy. The group controls the European cocaine trade and with the staggering profits generated from the drug business has grown in power and scope world wide. The Ndrangheta has now become entrenched in both Canada and Australia with little push back from law enforcement in those countries. In Italy the fight against organized crime including the Ndrangheta continues and the conviction of reputed high ranking members like Oppedisano is a major blow.

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