Mafia initiation ritual video released by Italian police
Anti-mafia police have released unprecedented footage of an initiation ritual filmed as part of an inquiry into the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate.
The footage shows the quasi-religious rites involved in becoming a member.
The group, based in Calabria in the southern tip of mainland Italy, are one of the most powerful and secretive criminal organisations in the world.
James Reynolds reports from Rome.
18 Nov 2014
- From the section Europe