The mafias “they might cannibalize the sectors in crisis after the coronavirus “and” creep intolegal economy“. The police chief, Franco Gabrielli, confirms the fears linked to what was precisely renamed during the emergencyother virus. Cosa nostra, ‘Ndrangheta and the Camorra want to get their hands on the entire country system, weakened by the pandemic: a alarm relaunched several times by authoritative investigators and magistrates and which is now confirmed by Gabrielli himself. The head of the police, in his speech by videoconference with the various countries participating in the I-Can project (Interpol cooperation against ‘Ndrangheta), explains that the Calabrian mafia “points to the possibility of joining the society who manage the production “of drugs is vaccines.
“Today we speak on one side of the famous financial doping, that is, the introduction of capital that will go to innervate and regenerate the sectors in crisis. And then there is the welfare: in many areas and layers of the Italian population, mafias can represent a alternative welfare that would weaken the country and the democracy“, Explains Gabrielli.
“The mafias could creep into the legal economy – continues the police chief – just think of all the companies that will not necessarily start all over the world of accommodation that following the lockdown they will have major difficulties“.
“The pandemic is offering unexpected opportunities organized crime. Covid for the ‘ndrangheta could become one extraordinary occasion to acquire new market areas. We must act to avoid this threat ”, is Gabrielli’s warning. About the infiltration sectors of the ‘ndrangheta in the post-Covid phase, “today there is the whole topic of healthcare. Just think of the attention that is given to the search for new vaccines, of facilities for the reception of patients or the same dpi. In addition to vaccines, there is the whole game on drugs to cure diseases, some are worth more than gold“.
According to Gabrielli, “in the post emergency the mafia threat it could explode with one huge force“. The police chief explained that the “shock wave” could illegally finance businesses and the measures against the crisis “may not be able to meet” all needs. In this moment of difficulty the ‘Ndrangheta “could creep into the public tenders and in corporate teams“.
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A picture that had already been outlined in detail on May 9 in the report of the Monitoring Body of criminal infiltrations on the Covid emergency. This is the body wanted by the police chief – and chaired by the deputy Vittorio Rizzi – to monitor criminal activities during the lockdown, but also in the following period. For Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta is camorra “the economic difficulties in the tourism sector is Restaurants represent the moments most privileged to reinvest money. The main concern is the use of parallel credit and the possibility of entering the availability of economic activities without appearing ”, reads the dossier.
Alerts made real with the early May operation of the Guardia di Finanza coordinated by the power of attorney Palermo which led to the arrest of 91 of bosses, wingmen, extortionists, figureheads and white-collar workers. In the cards, the investigating judge Morosini explains how “the Covid-19 crisis could lead some particularly flexible criminal groups to explore even the least well-traveled sectors that can now become very profitable“. The other virus is ready to creep in rubble produced by the first virus, the COVID-19.