Dutch, Belgian, Italian and German police launched a large-scale operation against Italian mafia organization 'Ndrangheta this week.
The mafiosi have also been active in the flower trade and at the Dutch flower auction, abusing the hub to smuggle drugs. The criminal organization reportedly 'felt safe' in the Netherlands.
Stills from a video of earlier arrests carried out by Italian police (pianainforma)
The 'Ndrangheta is purportedly the most powerful criminal organization in Italy, having supplanted the Sicilian cosa nostra, Dutch news medium NOS reports.