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Investigating the Dangerous New Mafia taking control in Italy | Foreign Correspondent

Nov 2022 06
“When you enter the organization, you cannot get out other than by death.” The mafia is one of Italy’s most famous international business brands, with an estimated annual turnover of $250 billion a year. But its market share is being challenged by a group of ruthless new players. Foreign Correspondent’s Emma Alberici investigates the growing power of Nigerian organised crime in the birthplace of the Italian mafia. The director of Italy’s anti-mafia agency says Nigerian crime gangs are organised and dangerous: “It has many similar traits to Italian mafia – its oaths, its sense of belonging, the capacity to coerce,......