Di Lauro Clan

Di Lauro clan is an Italian crime clan, part of the Camorra in Naples. The clan operates in the neighbourhoods of Secondigliano, Scamp├Ča, Miano, Marianella, Piscinola, and in the adjacent municipalities of Casavatore, Melito, Arzano, Villaricca and Mugnano (all in the province of Naples). The head of the clan is Paolo Di Lauro (known as "Ciruzzo il milionario"), from Via Cupa dell'Arco, in Secondigliano
The Italian Direzione Distrettuale Antimafia ("Antimafia District Directorate") first investigated the clan in 2002, which led to the imprisonment of its most influential members, though Paolo Di Lauro remained free.[citation needed] Despite this setback, the clan increased its power and the arrested members where replaced by several of Di Lauro's ten sons, Marco, Ciro and Cosimo. At the same time a the coalition was strenghtened with other clans in the Secondigliano Alliance. The clan's "old guard" lost its power, and some of Di Lauro's former faithful allies formed a rival alliance (Scissionisti di Secondigliano) and started a bloody power struggle in 2004, known as the Scampia feud.

The Di Lauro clan controls drug trafficking in his Neapolitan areas as well as in most of southern Italy Its affiliates numbered hundreds (perhaps thousands) once, though now they seem to have reduced.

Paolo Di Lauro became a fugitive in 2002 and left the business to Vincenzo Di Lauro, who was arrested in 2003 and replaced by CosimoCiro Di Lauro was arrested in late 2004, followed by Cosimo himself after the police launched a series of operations against the warring factions in the Scampia feud.

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