Ndrangheta also known as the Calabrian Mafia were secretly recorded having a meeting in the town of Frauenfeld in Switzerland by Swiss and Italian police. The meeting of a dozen of so alleged Calabrian mafia members has given what authorities are calling an valuable insight into the expansion of the Ndrangheta and its rituals. The meeting was recorded as part of a two year long investigation which ended with the arrest of 18 alleged mobsters. The mafia gathering could of been a scene right out of The Godfather.
Antonio Nesci nicknamed “Cucchiaruni” which in Calabrain dialect means “Swiss mountain” the assumed boss is seen in video telling his fellow mobsters about the background of the local clan. He says the organization has been established since the 1970’s in the small Swiss town and tells younger members to respect the “clean” reputation that the mafia has built there. He also refers to the regulations of the Ndrangheta which date back to the 1800’s.
Nesci also says decision of murder and extortion must be referred to those in the organization that are specifically designated for those tasks in a chilling reminder of mob uncompromising violence. He says “You can work in everything – extortion, cocaine, heroin,” to his fellow members. The Swiss cell has been linked to the Fabrizia clan and Mazzaferro clan back in Italy.
It is believed that Nesci would report directly to the Fabrizia clan boss Giuseppe Antonio Primerano. The Fabrizia clan boss is said to have links to the head of the Ndrangheta or “Capocrimine” Domenico Oppedisano. The 83 year old was said to have been appointed to what the is equivalent to the “boss of bosses” in Cosa Nostra back in 2009. He was arrested back in 2010 and is now serving a 13 year sentence on charges of mafia association but maintains.