In response to recent events, the government has approved a far-reaching policy to fight crime on six different fronts. The first response involves increasing surveillance, particularly near Locri, where Fortugno was murdered. The second part seeks to increase investigation efforts and reduce ‘Ndrangheta economic power through property confiscation.
Regulation of police activity related to the clans’ drug trafficking both in Italy and abroad is also a primary factor. Since 1995, 30 town councils have been dissolved because they were charged with being under the control of the ‘Ndrangheta. Last year, the clans threatened 89 local administrators. The last three steps speak for themselves. Officials intend to provide more effective protection against intimidation and threats to local businesses and city officials. It is also considered essential to strengthen the relationship between prosecutors and members of the judiciary and to increase regional intelligence activities.