Police Arrest 19 Suspected Members Of A Nigerian Drug Cartel During Major Crackdown In Italy

Published 3 months ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 11:50 AM, 19/07/2019 (3 months ago)

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Italian police confirm that they have arrested 19 suspected members of a Nigerian mob, including the leaders of a clan, called MAPHITE, which forged alliances with other mafias and violently punished anyone who rebelled. 

In an operation dubbed “Burning Flame”, coordinated by police in Bologna and Turin, over 300 officers carried out arrests and searches in nine cities across northern Italy from Bergamo to Modena, Parma and Ravenna. 



A two-year probe aided significantly by a man on the inside who fed details to investigators —
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“has allowed us to destroy much of what, within the Nigerian community, is known as the ‘MAPHITE’ cult,”
police said in a statement. It said the acronym stood for Maximum Academic Performance Highly Intellectuals Train Executioner.

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“Among those arrested were those who held a leading role within the criminal organisation. Those who decided on the new initiations, who ran the prostitution rings, who dominated by force the other criminal organisations, who ran the drug trade in the city squares,”
it said.

Fifty other suspects were under investigation, it added.  Anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini hailed the bust. “Maxi-operation against the Nigerian mafia, so much for those who denied its existence. Thanks to the police and investigators. We don’t need this kind of immigration. Ports closed, jails open!,” he tweeted. 

Police said the Nigerian mob used “urban guerrilla warfare which continued for days at a time” to maintain territorial control.  The ‘cult’ was just one of a series of foreign organised crime groups which had adopted Italian mafia codes, police said. 

Maphite was founded back in the 1980s along with other Nigerian gangs such as the Black Axe and the Vikings before developing into a full-blown organised crime group in the 1990s, police said.

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davi at 12:04 PM, 19/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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igbos again fools
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Brave5500 at 02:14 PM, 19/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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Naija idewu onu  Sad Cool Grin Grin Embarrassed
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onyioben at 02:17 PM, 19/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: davi on 12:04 PM, 19/07/2019
igbos again fools
,,, people like you are very brainless bcos of hate,,, I believed u have gained one or two things from an Igbo person, may all your dealings with any Igbo person be fruitless as u hate them so much,, if really you knows how to read, they didn't mention any name not to talk of Igbo name how then do you concluded it to be Igbos,, I knew u have never traveled abroad b4, if you have, you will know the tribe that does cultism in Europe especially in that Italy,, senseless maggot.
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Doyourworst at 03:44 PM, 19/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: davi on 12:04 PM, 19/07/2019
igbos again fools



Who unleashed this unnurtured Baboon here?Huh?Huh??. Thunder fire you there!....Son of a BITCH. Nonsense.
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fineboy77 at 03:50 PM, 19/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: davi on 12:04 PM, 19/07/2019
igbos again fools
Hate makes people like you expose their stupidity freely

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