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Armed ‘wise guys’ invade Italian beach

Praia a Mare, near Cosenza, in Calabria, is a favorite holiday destination for the members of both the Pipolo and Marrazzo clans, two rival factions of the feared organized crime of Naples.

Unsurprisingly, last Sunday one Giovanni Marrazzo met one Vincenzo Pipolo. The two traded some insults, then Marrazzo killed Pipolo stabbing him in the heart.

The day after, dozens of Pipolo henchmen invaded the Praia a Mare beach, armed with guns and submachine guns, searching for the Marrazzo rivals.

The beach was crowded with tourists, who were obviously frightened.


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