Luxury villas, land, equestrian center, restaurants, car rental dealers and apartments. This is where the ‘Ndrangheta’s money ends in Rome. Reinvested dirty capital, which comes from the world of drug trafficking and which floods the Eternal City inside and outside the ring road, from the coast or to the nightlife venues, such as Ponte Milvio.
The last operation, carried out in the early hours of Wednesday, November 8, defeated a local (authorized autonomous detachment) of the ‘Ndrangheta in the municipalities of Anzio and Nettuno, which were already the scene of raids by the carabinieri and the leadership of the district in the past. anti-mafia. The round-the-clock group also influenced local political life, the control of economic activities and the awarding of local contracts. Elements that also emerged in the Tritone investigation.
The narcos of Calabria
In essence, according to the investigators, one fact is certain: the ‘Ndrangheta clubs can import huge loads of narcotics from South America and then sell the “merchandise” at retail in the municipalities of Anzio, Nettuno, but also in municipalities from Rocca di Papa and Grottaferrata. In short, the entire southeastern perimeter of Rome.
The defeated drug trafficking group also had the availability of a pilot for a plane and an airport, both private, in Nettuno. Drugs from South America, a pilot on the payroll, rivers of money and the need to clean up the cash by reinvesting it in the legal economy.
A vicious circle that works, tested in the ‘Ndrangheta of Rome, with cells with contacts in the city’s gangs, like the group of ‘Zio’ Antonio in Quarticciolo, and in its province, with Anzio and Nettuno at the head, with the Álvaro, Carzo, Bellocco, Gallace groups. His “we in Rome are a branch from down there”, captured by the police during wiretaps, describes how and how strong the Calabrian wave is in Rome.
Villas, cars and equestrian center
The one on November 8 is the third operation in a few days that highlights the drug-money ring. “Giacomino” Madaffari, in the report Mafie nel Lazio, is described as one of the Calabrian chiefs in Anzio and Nettuno. He formed and is part of the Madaffari-Perronace-Gallace group, those who have the mark of “very high level of the Great Company” of the south. That is, “those who have obtained the ‘Santa’, a high rank for criminal merits”, in the language of the ‘ndrine. On November 6, the Carabinieri and the anti-mafia district directorate seized three million euros in assets. A treasure born from coca money.
The military sealed 10 properties, including 6 luxury villas and apartments, 6 plots of land, 2 cars, checking accounts and a dealership. As the researchers write, all “the result of the reuse of money, is believed to come from illicit activities.” Drugs, in fact. The next day, another operation. This time signed by the anti-crime directorate of the state police. The police, together with the prosecutor’s office, seized another treasure, that of Davide Maria Boncompagni, 55, a businessman already arrested in 2017.
The restaurant ‘Ndrangheta on Ponte Milvio
Since 2015, according to investigators, Boncompagni participated in two operations – Santa Fé and Bombero – that reconstructed the links and affairs of the ‘ndrine Álvaro, Brandimarte, Pesce and Bellocco. Boncompagni was defined as “contiguous” to the group for having “facilitated the escape of a member of the clan by hosting him in his house while maintaining direct contact with a Roman intermediary, destined for the importation of large quantities of narcotics from South America. part intended for Álvaro and leaves for the Roman market.”
With that dirty money he would have built an empire between Axa, Infernetto and Sardinia. An asset of 5 million euros consisting of a villa with a swimming pool in Infernetto, eight properties, one of them in Santa Teresa di Gallura, a riding school with seven horses, a restaurant, four luxury cars, companies active in the real estate sector and also one in high-end car rental, which had Roma players as clients.