3 décembre 2021

Mafia boss arrested at Ciampino airport

She is accused of mafia-type association, extortion, concealment and bid rigging.

Last Updated on 10 août 2021 by admin2018

The sister of the founder of the Neapolitan family clan, well known for her misdeeds, was arrested while checking her luggage.

She was arrested at Ciampino airport, Maria Licciardi, retained by the Dda (Direction of the Antimafia district) of Naples as head of the clan of the same name and figurehead of the Camorra cartel called Alliance of Secondigliano. The woman was going to embark for Spain.

Maria Licciardi, sister of Gennaro Licciardi, founder of the criminal organization, is accused of mafia-type association, extortion, concealment of illicit money, disruption of auctions. All offenses are aggravated by mafia purposes.

Naples mafia boss Maria Licciardi was arrested on Saturday as she tried to fly to Spain, Italian media reported.

Aged 70 and known as “la piccoletta” because of her small size, she is the sister of the late Gennaro Licciardi, founder of the Camorra family clan based in the suburbs of Scampia and Secondigliano in Naples.

She served an eight-year prison sentence before being released in December 2009, according to press reports, after which she allegedly took over the operation of the clan.

“La Piccoletta” was arrested at Rome airport as she was dropping off her luggage before boarding a flight to Spain, news agencies reported.

She is accused of mafia-type association, extortion, concealment and bid rigging.

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