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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.
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.
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: