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Collected Item: “Making Mafia Stronger”

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Making Mafia Stronger

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When most families and business owners were wondering how to pay the bills, for Gaetano Vitagliano the period of lockdown was the perfect time to strike a deal. On raiding cafe's the police found something which seemed suspicious! On investigating it was found that the business was allegedly bought by mafia money, linking to Camorra, an organized crime syndicate in Italy. Read this article by VICE to find out what happened in Naples, Italy where Raffaele Gallo was killed in the streets by Camorra ambush.

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Vice, mafia, Italy, Naples, lockdown, HSE

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