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Calabrian Mafia's Take is 3% of Italy's GNP

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posted on May, 23 2008 @ 07:35 AM
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Calabrian Mafia's Take is 3% of Italy's GNP


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The mafia in Italy's Calabria region has an annual income equivalent to nearly 3% of Italy's gross national product, according to a new report.

The report estimates the yearly earning of the Calabrian mafia or 'Ndrangheta at 44,000m euros (£35,238m).

It says that the criminal and economic reach of the group is not taken seriously by the Italian authorities.

The report shows that the Calabrian mafia is now effectively a multi-national crime corporation.
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posted on May, 23 2008 @ 07:35 AM
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Organized crime in Italy runs on a breathtaking scale. In fact, only the Clabrian mafia's budget alone would rank as a small-sized EC member state.

Time for WTO and UN membership?


Analysing official data the Eurispes research institute puts the group's annual income at a staggering 2.9% of Italy's gross national product and more than that of Estonia and Slovenia put together.

Drugs account for more than 60% of that wealth.

Alongside its global reach, the 130 mafia families exert immense control in the Calabria region.


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posted on May, 23 2008 @ 07:56 AM
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You think those tailored Brioni suits and Cuban cigars come cheap? lol

Good find though, I've read up on this issue a bit in the past, from what I hear the Mafia is as strong as ever in Sicily and the Southern Regions, it's just their so much more cautious and clandestine these days.
It's not like 1930's Chicago any more, when they could kill, bribe and intimidate at will.

Plus they've expanded into a lot of new con Industries like insurance fraud, cyber-crime, electronic wire fraud, even the pornography trade and trafficking of sex slaves/human beings through Eastern Europe in cooperation with their Russian pals.

Their simply diversifying their revenue streams to cope with intense government pressure and intrusion on the all "traditional Mafioso"-penetrated industries like drugs, gambling, prostitution and liquor.

Their some real clever cookies alright.

Still the Italians have yet to beat their American counterparts at their own game, the Gambino Family of NY used to make upwards of $500 million dollars a year: query.nytimes.com...

Apparently the American-Italian Mafia is also seeing a resurgence thanks to the FBI's and CIA's intense focus on anti-terrorism activities, they seem to have neglected cracking down on the Mob, so now their coming back stronger than ever.

[edit on 23/5/08 by The Godfather of Conspira]



posted on May, 23 2008 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
Still the Italians have yet to beat their American counterparts at their own game, the Gambino Family of NY used to make upwards of $500 million dollars a year:


The article says the Calabrian Mafia make 44 Billion Euro's a year.



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