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Italian police have broken up an organisation trafficked irregular migrants from southern Italy to northern Europe. The group was reportedly based in the former Olympic village in Turin. Police said the group moved dozens of foreigners throughout Europe for large sums of money.
Turin police chief Francesco Messina said police actions at the Ex MOI "continue in order to keep delinquents out and welcome those who need it." Messina said the organization in question was very dangerous, "powerful and strong."
Two parliamentarians from the far-right Brothers of Italy party, Augusta Montaruli and Maurizio Marrone, said the operation is confirmation that the buildings at the Ex MOI "were the base for the African mafias." They said they will call for a parliamentary hearing "to ascertain the responsibility of the city governments of Fassino and Appendino, starting with verification on whether the arrested traffickers benefited from false residency or city-sponsored aid projects."
Organised crime increasingly being forgotten in favour of anti-migrant efforts, say observers
It is part of a trend since Matteo Salvini of the far-right League became interior minister in June 2018. Senator Pietro Grasso, a member of the national anti-mafia commission and former prosecutor responsible for the 2006 arrest of the Sicilian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano, said: “Unfortunately, the Italian government […] is prioritising immigration, making people believe it is an emergency, rather than fighting the real problems, such as the mafia. Meanwhile, the bosses are getting richer and richer.”
In Catania, the eastern Sicilian stronghold of the powerful Santapaola clan, prosecutors are investigating NGO rescue boats, one of which was ordered to be seized in November after fears that discarded clothes worn by people arriving from Libya could have been contaminated with HIV.
In Riace, part of Reggio Calabria, from where the feared ‘Ndrangheta is thought to control much of Europe’s coc aine trade, Mimmo Lucano, an anti-mafia mayor who revitalised his community by welcoming asylum seekers, has been under investigation since October on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration. Lucano has had repeated death threats from mafiosi, who also poisoned two of his dogs.
originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
The left wants a crime quota system
Ok, you need so many African crimaks functining in my neighborhood or it’s racist
Some people are going to wake up with a horse head in their beds
I really think we are heading for a civil war in Europe.
crime rates across Italian regions and the share of crimes committed by foreigners have both fallen significantly over the last decade.
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You got some data to back up your argument?
wikipedia i know but it shows it's citations.