RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Police (PF) executed yesterday morning, July 8th, arrest warrants against two Italians -- father and son -- suspected of being the representatives of the Italian mafia group known as 'Ndrangheta in South America, .
The crime gang, with its origins in the Calabria region of southern Italy, allegedly controls 40 percent of global cocaine shipments, representing the main criminal importing scheme into Europe. They had been on the run since 2014, traveling through Portugal and Argentina.
One of the prisoners has been convicted of trafficking and association with drug trafficking in Italy (with a sentence of 14 . . .