Cosa Nostra Narcotics

Some articles on cosa nostra, narcotics:

Sicilian Mafia Commission - Exposure
... It enabled Falcone to argue that Cosa Nostra was a unified hierarchical structure ruled by a Commission and that its leaders – who normally would not dirty their hands with criminal ... The Mafia was identified with the Cosa Nostra organization, and defined a unique, pyramidal and apex type organization, provincially directed by a Commission or Cupola and regionally by an interprovincial ... That vision of Cosa Nostra was not immediately recognized ...
Charles Luciano - American Power Struggle
... Genovese now believed himself to be the top boss in the Cosa Nostra ... In November 1957, Genovese called a meeting of Cosa Nostra bosses in Apalachin, New York to approve his takeover of the Luciano family and to establish his national power ... Over 65 high ranking mobsters were arrested and the Cosa Nostra was subjected to publicity and numerous grand jury summons ...
Cuntrera-Caruana Mafia Clan
... The Cuntrera-Caruana Mafia clan is part of the Sicilian Mafia or Cosa Nostra and held a key position in the illicit drug trade and money laundering for Cosa Nostra in the 1980s and ... clan as 'The Rothschilds of the Mafia' or 'the bankers of Cosa Nostra' ... a holding which secures certain services for the Sicilian Cosa Nostra as a whole drug-trafficking routes and channels for money laundering." The clan is "a very tight knit ...
Leonardo Messina - Mafia and Politics
... Perhaps Messina's most devastating revelations were about the relations between Cosa Nostra and Italian politics ... exchanges that should have adjusted the sentence of the Maxi Trial that had established Cosa Nostra a single hierarchical organisation ruled by a ... According to Messina, there was widespread resentment within Cosa Nostra toward the Andreotti faction of the Christian Democracy and the Craxi group of the Italian Socialist Party ...
Havana Conference - Narcotics Trade
... One of the key topics at the Havana Convention was the global narcotics trade and the mob's operations in the United States ... has been the supposed refusal of Luciano and the Cosa Nostra to deal in narcotics ... lucrative gambling empires opposed narcotics ...

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