The Camorra, one of Europe's largest criminal organizations, has had five key leaders designated today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury today (under its authority to impose sanctions targeting transnational organized crime). The list of the criminal activity within the Camorra is long and recent incidents have included money laundering, extortion, alien smuggling, robbery, blackmail, kidnapping, political corruption, and counterfeiting. While based in Italy, the Camorra conducts its operations all over the world.
Those designated by the U.S. Department of Treasury are Antonio Iovine, Michele Zagaria, Mario Caterino, Paolo Di Mauro, and Giuseppe Dell’Aquila. They are all leaders or senior members of the clans and have been designated for acting for or on behalf of the Camorra. The Camorra is made up of several clans and is one of four transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) specifically identified by the President for sanctions under E.O. 13581 (Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations). It is joined by the Brothers’ Circle, the Yakuza, and the Zetas.