The town is a stronghold of a branch of the Mafia called the Sacra Corona Unita who are linked to Russian and Albanian gangsters.
What does SCU stand for?
SCU stands for Sacra Corona Unita (Italian: United Sacred Crown; criminal organization)
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But prosecutors and politicians said they were working on the theory that the attack may be linked to an anti-Mafia protest and that the local Mafia group, the Sacra Corona Unita, may be involved.
SACRA CORONA UNITA Based in Puglia, the newest of Italy's Mafia groups was an offshoot of the Camorra in the 1970s.
This applies to all of the four groups, Cosa Nostra in Sicily, 'Ndrangheta in Calabria, Sacra Corona Unita in Apulia and Camorra in Naples.
The meeting attracted members of three feared Mafia groups the 'Ndrangheta, Cosa Nostra and Sacra Corona Unita.
The 'Ndrangheta is one of Italy's four large organised crime syndicates, along with the Camorra in the area of Naples, Cosa Nostra in Sicily and the smaller Sacra Corona Unita in the southeastern region of Puglia.
But Italy's four biggest mafia organisations - Calabria's 'Ndrangheta, Sicily's Cosa Nostra, Naples' Camorra and Puglia's Sacra Corona Unita - are still believed to account for a large portion of the country's economy.
In recent decades, the 'Ndrangheta has become the largest and most feared of Italy's four large organised crime syndicates, which include the Camorra in the area of Naples, Cosa Nostra in Sicily and the smaller Sacra Corona Unita in the southeastern region of Puglia.