Guardian journalists Lorenzo Tondo and Clare Longrigg discuss the trial against the ‘Ndrangheta, the largest mafia trial in three decades. At the centre is Emanuele Mancuso, son of boss Luni Mancuso, who has been revealing the clan’s secrets after accepting police protection
The Guardian’s Lorenzo Tondo tells Rachel Humphreys about the trial against the ‘Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia syndicate who are Italy’s most powerful organised crime group. The trial has 900 witnesses testifying against more than 350 people, including politicians and officials charged with being members of the syndicate. All eyes will be on Emanuele Mancuso, who has been revealing the clan’s secrets after accepting police protection. He is set to testify against his uncle, Luigi Mancuso, said to be the region’s most powerful mafia figure.
Rachel also talks to the Guardian journalist Clare Longrigg, who has written several books on the mafia. Clare tells Rachel about the history of the ‘Ndrangheta and how they have been become so powerful, predominately through a global network of drug trafficking.