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The Scissionisti di Secondigliano or Amato-Pagano clan is a
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clan from the
Secondigliano 250px, Quarters of Naples - Secondigliano is number 24 Secondigliano () is an old Italian municipality which became a modern suburb in the north of Naples Naples (; it, Napoli ; nap, Napule ; grc, wikt:Νεάπολις, Νεάπολις, N ...
district of
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, headed by
Raffaele Amato Raffaele Amato (born in Naples Naples (; it, Napoli ; nap, Napule ; grc, wikt:Νεάπολις, Νεάπολις, Neápolis), from grc, Νεάπολις, lit=new city. is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Ital ...
and Cesare Pagano. They are also known as ''"Spagnoli"'' (Spaniards) because of their strong presence in Spain, particularly in Costa del Sol and Barcelona. After the end of the war against the Di Lauro clan, the group fell apart, starting a violent internal war. In the present day the Scissionisti di Secondigliano are known as the Amato-Pagano clan. Currently, the organization is one of the most important in the entire Camorra in terms of international drug trafficking.


History

Raffaele Amato Raffaele Amato (born in Naples Naples (; it, Napoli ; nap, Napule ; grc, wikt:Νεάπολις, Νεάπολις, Neápolis), from grc, Νεάπολις, lit=new city. is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Ital ...
split from the Di Lauro clan and tried to assert the Scissionisti's control over drugs and prostitution rackets in the areas, that included
Secondigliano 250px, Quarters of Naples - Secondigliano is number 24 Secondigliano () is an old Italian municipality which became a modern suburb in the north of Naples Naples (; it, Napoli ; nap, Napule ; grc, wikt:Νεάπολις, Νεάπολις, N ...
and Scampia. Amato aligned himself with several ''Sistema'' leaders, as the Camorra is known in Naples, which included Gennaro Marino and Arcangelo Abete. The war, known as the Scampia feud (Italian "faida di Scampìa"), resulted in over 100 murders in 2004 and 2005. The feud caused widespread public revulsion against the Camorra and led to a major crackdown by the authorities. Secondigliano was historically controlled by the Di Lauro clan whereas Scampia, Casavatore, Chiaiano, Marianella, Piscinola, Giugliano and Melito is under the control of the Scissionisti. Raffaele Imperiale, one of the most important drug traffickers of Naples, and an important affiliate of the Amato-Pagano clan, was involved in large scale cocaine trafficking from the Netherlands. In the 1990s he was a member of the Di Lauro clan, but changed sides becoming an affiliate of the Scissionisti first and of the Amato-Pagano later. Imperiale worked in Amsterdam until 2008. In 2016, two stolen Van Gogh paintings from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002 were recovered in a villa near
Naples Naples (; it, Napoli ; nap, Napule ), from grc, Νεάπολις, Neápolis, lit=new city. is the regional capital of and the third-largest city of , after and , with a population of 967,069 within the city's administrative limits as of ...

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, owned by him. Imperiale was sentenced to 18 years ''Trial in absentia, in absentia'' for drug offenses.


Leaders

* 2004-2009 —
Raffaele Amato Raffaele Amato (born in Naples Naples (; it, Napoli ; nap, Napule ; grc, wikt:Νεάπολις, Νεάπολις, Neápolis), from grc, Νεάπολις, lit=new city. is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Ital ...
— Arrested on April 17, 2009.Naples mafia leader held in Spain
BBC News, May 18, 2009
* 2004-2010 — Cesare Pagano — Arrested on July 8, 2010. Serving a life sentence in prison. * 2010-2014 — Mariano Riccio — Arrested on February 4, 2014. * 2014-2017 — Rosaria Pagano — Sister of Cesare Pagano and widow of Pietro Amato, brother of Raffaele Amato. Arrested on January 17, 2017. * 2017–present — Emanuele Amato — Nephew of Raffaele Amato.


Historical allies

In addition to the faction commanded by the Amato-Pagano, other clans were most often included in the "Scissionisti di Secondigliano", such as: *Abbinante clan (Marano) - **Boss: ''Raffaele Abbinante'', a.k.a. "Papale e Marano", brothers Antonio and Giudo, nephew Francesco (they were originally part of the Di Lauro clan, but were caught up in a 2002 sweep that jailed boss Raffaele, a former Di Lauro lieutenant. Then they aligned with the scissionisti). *Notturno clan (Scampia) - **Boss: ''Raffaele Notturno'' and ''Gennaro Notturno'' a.k.a. "‘o sarracin" (Gennaro become a ''pentito'' and Raffaele is in jail). *Abete clan (Scampia) - **Boss: ''Arcangelo Abete''. (Currently serving a life sentence in prison.) *Pariante clan (Bacoli, Monte di Procida) - **Boss: ''Rosario Pariante'' (Pariante was a former Di Lauro lieutenant, who split with the group joining the scissionisti alliance in late 2004). *Marino clan (Case Celesti, Secondigliano) - **Boss: ''Gennaro Marino'', a.k.a. "‘o McKay". Head of the military wing of the Scissionisti. Eventually, after the Scampia feud, the Marino clan went to war against the Scissionisti. After the end of the feud against the Di Lauro clan, more precisely in 2012, most of the former groups that formed the "Scissionisti di Secondigliano" started a internal war, one example was the so-called "Second Scampia feud", a war waged between the Amato-Pagano clan against the Abete, Abbinante and Notturno clans.


Current status

According to the Direzione Investigativa Antimafia, despite the arrests of important members of the organization, the Amato-Pagano clan continues to maintain the monopoly of drug trafficking and military control of the territory through extortion, having a leading role in the criminal activities in the north region of the city of Naples. The Amato-Pagano clan had also a own faction specialized in trafficking drugs via the Eastern Europe, the group was led by Sabev Tsvetan, a Bulgarian citizen. In 2020, Tsvetan has decided to break omertà and become a pentito. According to the investigations, his collaboration would be another blow to the organization.


In popular culture

* ''Gomorrah (TV series)'' Inspired in the Di Lauro clan and in their war against the Scissionisti di Secondigliano led by Raffaele Amato.


See also

* List of members of the Camorra * List of Camorra clans *
Camorra The Camorra (; ) is an Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic group or simply a citizen of the Italian Republic ** Italian language, a Romance language *** Regio ...
*
Raffaele Amato Raffaele Amato (born in Naples Naples (; it, Napoli ; nap, Napule ; grc, wikt:Νεάπολις, Νεάπολις, Neápolis), from grc, Νεάπολις, lit=new city. is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Ital ...
* Cesare Pagano * List of most wanted fugitives in Italy * Di Lauro clan


References


Sources

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Mappa della camorra: ecco chi comanda in Italia e all’estero
{{DEFAULTSORT:Scissionisti Di Secondigliano Camorra clans Di Lauro clan Scissionisti di Secondigliano, Organizations established in 2004 Organised crime groups in Spain