Friday, January 10, 2014

Italian Police Decipher 'Mafia Code' In Initiation Script

Nick Squires at the British newspaper the Telegraph offers a piece on the discovery of a code used by organized crime in Italy.

Italian police have cracked an encrypted mafia initiation rite written in a code resembling ancient Greek and Egyptian hieroglyphics.

The secret document was found by detectives in Rome during an investigation into the murder of a member of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, which is based in the southern region of Calabria, the toe of the Italian boot.
It refers to a pledge of “blood and honour” that is required of those wanting to become part of the ‘Ndrangheta, which has grown rich and powerful from cocaine trafficking, extortion and other criminal activities.

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