Thursday 14 December 2017

Mafia fed 'rival' to pigs while still alive

Nick Squires Rome

MAFIA mobsters allegedly beat a rival gangster with metal bars and fed him to pigs while he was still alive, it has emerged from an investigation by police.

Francesco Raccosta was fed to the pigs, prized for their ability to dispose of most of a human body, as part of a bloody turf war between two clans belonging to the 'Ndrangheta mafia of Calabria, in south Italy.

The horrific killing is reminiscent of a scene in the film 'Snatch', directed by Guy Ritchie, in which a British gangster called Brick Top recommends disposing of a body by feeding it to pigs.

The murder of Raccosta was allegedly led by Simone Pepe (24), a rival gangster, who was arrested this week.

He described the killing in chilling terms to a friend in a telephone conversation intercepted by police. "It was satisfying to hear him scream ... Mamma mia, how he squealed, but I couldn't give a ****. Someone said a few bits of him remained at the end of it all, but I couldn't see anything, for me nothing remained at all. I said, wow, how a pig can eat!"

Pepe is suspected of having carried out at least three other murders.

The murders were allegedly committed as revenge for the death of mafia boss Domenico Bonarrigo (45), in 2012. The murder involving the pigs allegedly took place 10 days later as a feud between rival clans spun out of control.

Evidence of the murder came to light during an investigation by police into the 'Ndrangheta's business enterprises in Calabria and Rome, which resulted in the seizure this week of property and other assets worth €70million. (©Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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