London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Berlin) and tourist or coastal areas (e.g. Southern Spain, for example, attracts dirty money from Italian mafias, Russian criminals and northern European biker gangs.In recent years, criminal investments focused on "renewable energy, waste collection and management, money transfers, casinos, VLT, slot machines, games and betting"."Method Acting." But this list also includes people who you wouldn't expect, like English bombshell Elizabeth Hurley. Did they just really need someone to play the vibraphone at a mob function?It's important to remember these relationships haven't been confirmed, these are just celebrities who have been rumored to have mafia connections.It added Pesce was unarmed and did not resist when he was captured.The 'Ndranghta clan is regarded as notoriously ruthless, and surpassed Sicily's Cosa Nostra and the Camorra group, headquartered in Naples, as Italy's most powerful criminal organization.
Andalusia, or Rotterdam and Marseille with their harbours), large urban areas (e.g.
Police have sought Pesce since 2010, when he was convicted in absentia of organized crime association and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
"Today is a beautiful day for Italy: Marcello Pesce, one of the most dangerous mafia figures still at large was brought to justice," Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said.
Major profits from large-scale illegal activities have to be laundered to enter the so-called clean economy.
The money laundering itself is increasingly done by external specialised groups, which take a 5-8 percent cut for the service, Europol, the EU's police agency, says.