Italy‘s interior minister Roberto Maroni, confirmed on Friday the arrest one day before of 2 Ndrangheta’s members allegedly involved in the shootout that left six people dead in a restaurant of the German city ofDuisburg on August 15, 2007. “We can now say that (all) those responsible for the Duisburg massacre have been arrested,” confirmed minister Maroni.
Police said that the 2 suspects, who were identified as Giuseppe and Sebastian Nirtas, are belonging to theNirta-Strangio Ndrangheta clan. They reportedly were accomplices of alleged mob gunman Giovanni Strangio, who was arrested in the Dutch city of Amsterdam in March 2009. Forensic sources added that DNA profiling found traces of both suspects at the scene of the shooting.
Police also arrested eight other alleged Ndrangheta’s members, including 2 women, in connection to the crime. All of them are also suspected members of the Nirta-Strangio clan, which is active in the German cities of Duisburg and Kaarst.