Nineteen suspected cocaine traffickers from two clans of the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia were busted yesterday in Ontario, Canada as reported by Adrian Humphreys for the National Post: "the joint forces probe penetrated unusually deep into the highly secretive organization, mapping its hierarchy and structure, the National Post has learned, which could signal trouble ahead for the wider organization, burrowed into the Toronto area since the 1950s." Among those arrested is Giuseppe "Pino" Ursino who allegedly "has direct connection to the leadership in Calabria of the 'Ndrangheta clan of the same name." Also targeted in the bust was the Commisso clan.
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.
Over the last year Italian authorities and FBI agents have arrested dozens of suspected mobsters from the 'Ndrangheta on both sides of the Atlantic for their alleged roles in running cocaine through New York.
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