Two of the houes seized in the police raid on the Mafia
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'Mafia assets' seized in Calabria, Italy

Police in Italy have seized hundreds of millions of dollars of suspected Mafia assets, including two football clubs, 44 houses, 60 plots of land and 164 vehicles.

The 'Ndrangheta mafia used the fourth division teams Interpiana and Sapri to garner support in the southern Calabria region.

The Calabria-based syndicate is believed to be the most powerful in Italy because of its hold on the European cocaine trade.

Wendy Urquhart reports.

  • 22 Apr 2011