MURDER, DRUGS AND EXTORTION IN TUSCANY’S CHINESE UNDERWORLD

A report from OCCRP on 30 July says that much less is known about Italy’s Chinese organised crime groups than the country’s more famous home-grown mafias, with previous research into Chinese organised crime focusing mainly on the Hong Kong triads and their offshoots in London, New York and California. However, it is said that Chinese organised crime has been operating in Italy since the 1990s, smuggling people and trafficking drugs, but Italian law enforcement has struggled to investigate them, with crimes done within the Chinese community, with only a handful of non-Chinese victims out of hundreds of violent acts. However, the report focuses on a new case, and a network based on a Rome-based transport company Euro Anda SRL, with branches run by front men in Paris in France, Neuss in Germany and Madrid and Barcelona in Spain., with the gang being accused of smuggling counterfeit Gucci, Fendi, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana goods imported from China around Europe.

https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/murder-drugs-and-extortion-in-tuscanys-chinese-underworld

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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