Drug trafficker Pasquale Barbaro from the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia has been gunned down in Sydney, Australia as reported by 9news. Apparently Mafia degeneracy is pervasive in the Barbaro family:
Mr Barbaro's grandfather, Peter Pasquale Barbaro, was gunned down in Brisbane in 1990 just before he was due to give evidence against almost 30 mafia figures. His cousin Pat Barbaro was shot dead in a Melbourne car park in 2003 while his uncle -- yet another Pasquale Barbaro from Griffith -- was the kingpin in the world's biggest ecstasy bust in 2007. The latter's father was a suspect in the murder of anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay in 1977.
Barbaro was a suspect in the slaying last month of rival gangster Hamad Assaad who, in turn, was suspected of a failed attempt last year on Barbaro's life as reported by the Daily Mail.
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.
The new book Evil Life by former cop Clive Small and reporter Tom Gilling recounts the 'Ndrangheta history in Australia from the 1920s to its current involvement in the country's drug trade as reported by the Daily Mail: "'[To this day] the 31 Calabrian mafia families across Australia report to five families in Calabria, which are really nine families integrated by marriage,' Clive Small told Daily Mail Australia about the new facts he reveals in his book."
Further reading that may be of interest: