Mafia mob make The Godfather look tame as dead dolphins sent as chilling threat

Real Godfathers do not leave horses’ heads in beds – they dump dead dolphins instead.

Leaving the rotting corpse of one of the creatures outside a victim’s office was one of a series of intimidation tactics deployed by Italian mobsters. They also used severed goats’ heads as calling cards –and a dead puppy.

The tactics emerged from Italy’s biggest Mafia trial for 30 years. A total of 207 gangsters were last week found guilty of multiple crimes. And the Ndrangheta mob made fictional crime families in the Godfather film series look tame.

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The original 1972 movie showed a victim waking up to find his horse’s severed head dumped in his bed. But the trial showed real gangsters are even worse.

An entrepreneur who refused to pay protection money found a dead dolphin outside his office. A store boss discovered a dead puppy hanging on his shop door. Others found severed goat heads.

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A supergrass told cops: “We do a bit of everything – murders, usury, extortion rackets, vote-rigging, drugs, insurance scams.’’

Last week, more than 200 defendants in one of Italy's biggest mafia trials for generations have been sentenced to a total of more than 2,200 years behind bars. The three-year trial saw individuals allegedly linked to the 'Ndrangheta sentenced for crimes ranging from extortion to drug trafficking.

The 'Ndrangheta is one of Europe's most influential criminal organisations.

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