Italian anti-mafia prosecutor: criminal organizations in Africa
make it easier for migrants to cross until they reach the Libyan
coast.Published On(2019-11-30 16:41:00)
Rome, 30.11.2019 - Lana - The Italian National Prosecutor for
Combating Mafia and Terrorism, 'Federico Cafiero', said that there is
a real great cooperation between criminal organizations active in
Africa that facilitates the crossing and protection of migrants until
they reach the Libyan coast.
The immigrant in Africa becomes a real bargaining chip. Anyone who
wants to reach Europe from Africa pays the price and is accompanied
to the Libyan or Tunisian coast, by criminal organizations that are
expanding their business, the Italian prosecutor said at a hearing
before the Schengen parliamentary committee in a survey on migration
management in the Schengen area..
He explained that the migrant in any African country had to contact
local criminal organizations to accompany him and then to reach the
Libyan coasts, as revealed by investigations of migratory flows from
Libya to Italy.
The National Prosecutor General for Combating Mafia and Italian
Terrorism pointed out that the migrant groups are escorted from the
origin country to the coasts of Libya where they are collected by
criminal organizations on the coasts and thus a link has been
established between these various organizations active in different