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Calabrian mafia Facebook page removed

Calabrian mafia Facebook page removed

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Facebook has removed a Calabrian mafia linked page of the social networking site called 'targeting those in uniform' police said Monday.

The page was created by a scion of one of the Calabrian mafia or 'Ndrangheta's most powerful clans who is already under surveillance for suspected extortion, police said.

Facebook removed the page after a media expert, Klaus Davi, reported its existence to Italian authorities, according to police.

Drug trafficking, extortion and money-laundering rackets have in recent decades made the 'Ndrangheta Italy's wealthiest and most powerful international crime syndicate.

The 'Ndrangheta operates throughout Italy and overseas and its influence and networks extend from northern Europe to Australia and North and South America.