As Italy starts to feel the catastrophic impact of the coronavirus crisis and resulting lockdown on its economy, organised crime mobs are taking advantage of the situation to extend their hold in the country. Their strategy is twofold: buying up businesses on the verge of bankruptcy, in order to launder money; and winning over social support by handing out aid and loans to struggling families. Our correspondents report from Palermo and Naples.
Subscribe to France 24 now:
FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7
Visit our website:
Subscribe to our YouTube channel:
Like us on Facebook: