The largest Italian center for migrants was controlled by the mafia

One of the major Italian centres for the admission of migrants for 10 years, was controlled by the mafia. This was told by the police of the province of Calabria, reports The Local.

“More than 500 employees over night arrested 68 people accused of links with the mafia, extortion, illegal weapons possession, fraud, embezzlement and theft”, — told the police of the city of Catanzaro, the capital of Calabria. Militiamen managed to find out that the perpetrators from the organization of the ndrangheta ran a refugee center in the city of Isola di Capo Rizzuto for profit.

Among the detainees — Leonardo Sacco, head of the local Catholic brotherhood of penitents (he formally ran the center), and the priest Edoardo Scorpio.

According to investigators, the Sacco has organized competitions so that all contracts for the supply of food and the provision of services for the center for battered affiliated with the mafia contractors. The evaluation of the Italian Ministry of Finance, Rome spent each year for the admission of refugees $ 3.3 billion.