The Mafias Secret Bunkers

In this hour-long documentary for the BBC’s award-winning This World strand, John Dickie travels with an elite special forces unit called the Cacciatori ('The Hunters'), who operate mostly at night to uncover the mafiosi's hideouts. The authorities’ battle against the ‘Ndrangheta resembles a full-scale counter-insurgency, using spy planes and supergrasses, as well as a battle for hearts and minds to overcome a culture of silence where the population remains reluctant, or too afraid, to cooperate with the law.

Rooted in the Southern region of Calabria, the ‘Ndrangheta is a shadowy mafia brotherhood whose members have become Europe’s biggest cocaine traffickers and who, through extortion and corruption, exercise control over all aspects of Calabrian society.


a secretive and insidious criminal syndicate was quietly growing to the top of Italy’s organised crime.

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