Police obtain video showing mafia recruits taking secret oath in northern Italy

November 18, 2014 2:45 PM

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Police obtain video showing mafia recruits taking secret oath in northern Italy

In this photo taken from a video provided by the Italian Carabinieri (paramilitary police), people identified by police as Italian cryme sindicate 'ndrangheta' members kiss each other. Police in northern Italy say for the first time they have video of a secret, ritual swearing-in ceremony for the 'ndrangheta', a powerful Italian crime syndicate. Their investigation also led to 40 arrests in a crackdown of extortion by mobsters preying on businesses in Lombardy and across the border in Switzerland. Milan Prosecutor Ilda Boccassini told reporters Tuesday the video of the ritual ceremony for recruits shows how the strength of the 'ndrangheta' is the force of tradition." (AP Photo/Carabinieri) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken from a video provided by the Italian Carabinieri (paramilitary police), people identified by police as Italian cryme sindicate 'ndrangheta' members perform a ritual swearing-in ceremony. Police in northern Italy say for the first time they have video of a secret, ritual swearing-...

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