Terror, mafia 'totally intertwined' -DNA

ISIS a 'Mafia-State' making $3bn a year by trafficking

v(ANSA) - Rome, March 2 - The National Anti-Mafia Directorate (DNA) said in its 2015 report Wednesday that Islamist terror and Italian organized crime are "totally intertwined". "The evolution of international terrorism and investigations carried out so far on the criminal activities of the (so-called) Islamic State (ISIS) and its affiliates - or aspiring 'martyrs' - in our country confirm the links between mafia-type organized crime and international terrorism," the report said. The DNA report described ISIS as a "Mafia-State (that) accumulates approximately $3 billion a year via extremely far-reaching criminal activities: drug, oil, art, arms, tobacco, and migrant trafficking, kidnapping and extortion, corruption and money laundering". These activities "require a vast international network of complicit relationships that are external to the terrorist-mafia organization".


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