A brush with the Neapolitan Mafia — in Aberdeen

Hunt for the don on the Don

The Sunday Times, 26 January 2003

Italian police believe Aberdeen may be the northernmost outpost of the Neapolitan mafia. Kenny Farquharson investigates

Aromas of basil and garlic wafted from the kitchen as waiters at Pavarotti’s restaurant tweaked cutlery on tablecloths of deep Mediterranean blue. On the walls were prints of Italian fishing villages bathed in sunshine. On the plate was tagliatelli with monkfish, squid and prawns, glistening in good olive oil.

Columnist and senior writer with @TheTimes in Scotland. Using Medium to archive some of my writing from 35 years in journalism.

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