Italy, of course, is the homeland of organized crime. We all know about the Cosa Nostra, headquartered in Sicily, but through the 1990s and 2000s they were surpassed by the ‘Ndrangheta. Located in the province of Calabria, at Italy’s boot, this group first came to prominence in the 1970s after launching an ambitious kidnapping and ransom spree. With the money they made there, they allied with Colombian smugglers to bring cocaine into the country. They now control most of Calabria’s business and account for three percent of Italy’s gross domestic product. The group remains solid due to its insistence on family relationships – you don’t join the ‘Ndrangheta, you’re born into it.