Italian police have arrested 116 suspects from 24 clans of the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia "for criminal association, extortion, fraud, illegal possession of arms and other offences" as reported by The Local.
As part of its investigation law enforcement uncovered "a network of secret courts used by mafia clans to settle feuds between rival gangs and punish those accused of breaking the strict codes of conduct" as reported by Newsweek: "the offenses covered by the courts include revealing secrets, harassing another mobster's female relatives, not punishing a clan member sufficiently or having disobeyed the orders of a leader," and "the punishments depend on the gravity of the offence . . . vary[ing] from temporary surveillance or isolation to covering the convicted person's upper body in urine and feces, to a death sentence."
The 'Ndrangheta from Italy's southern Calabria region controls the European cocaine trade, and further has become entrenched in Australia, Canada and the United States. In recent years Italian, American and Canadian police have arrested dozens of suspected mobsters from the 'Ndrangheta on both sides of the Atlantic for their alleged roles in running cocaine through Toronto and New York.