Italy is scheduled to start large-scale trials of local mafia-related cases in a specially equipped building in Calabria, Southern Region, on the 13th.Involving 355 defendants,The entire trial process is expected to take more than two years.
Agence France-Presse reported on the 11th,This large-scale trial is mainly aimed at the local Mafia organization "Ndlangueta",The defendants include members of this organization, as well as politicians, civil servants, police, and business elites who work with them.Related cases involved 355 defendants, more than 900 prosecution witnesses and 400 lawyers.There are also 58 people who are willing to break the "law of silence" followed by Mafia members after their arrest.Tell the hidden secrets of the Mafia.
At the most recent related hearing,It took 3 hours to read all the defendants' names.These defendants are mostly members of the Mafia,Each has a nickname,For example, "wolf", "fat", "sweet" and "blonde".Luigi Mancuso, the leader of "Enderengeta" nicknamed "Uncle", is one of the defendants.The Mancuso family is the core of the organization of "Enderlangueta".
Most of the defendants were arrested in a joint anti-criminal operation launched by Italy in December 2019.They were charged with multiple crimes,This includes organizing mafia, murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, extortion, loan sharking, leaking official secrets, malfeasance, possession of stolen items, and money laundering.
The report said,The trial held in Calabria, where the "Enderengeta" is powerful, demonstrated the power of Italy.Italy's famous anti-mafia prosecutor Nicola Grateri will file a lawsuit.Because of participating in the fight against the Mafia,Gratelli has lived under police escort for more than 30 years.
In terms of scale,The upcoming trial is second only to the trial of the Sicilian mafia organization "Our Cause" between 1986 and 1987.That large-scale trial sentenced 338 defendants,Two prosecutors were assassinated as a result.(Yuan Yuan)[Xinhua News Agency Wei Feature]