Italian police detained twenty-five people after a raid on the Mallardo clan, a prominent Neapolitan Camorra clan in June. Eight were put under home arrest, while the remaining seventeen were taken into custody.
The Mallardo clan’s interim leader is among them.
Along with the Licciardis and the Continis, the Mallardos play a key part in the so-called Alleanza di Secondigliano (Secondigliano Alliance), a group established to improve the Camorra clans’ drug distribution network and maximize yields.
The 25 are accused of conducting extortion rackets, drug trafficking and theft.