The Mala del Brenta was a criminal organisation based in the Veneto, north-eastern Italy.
The criminal organization's structure is believed to be based upon some elements of the Cosa Nostra and Camorra model. It is considered by the Italian government and Prefecture of Venice as including all the characteristics of Article 416 bis-cp, the legislative definition of a mafia-type organisation with Mafia (Cosa Nostra, 'Ndrangheta, Camorra) affiliations within Italy. It has been referred to by several different names including: Mafia del Brenta, Malavita del Brenta, Mala or Mafia del Piovese.
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