Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018
ROME

Mafia earns 16.7 billion euros in trash, environment abuse

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Rome, June 17 - The mafia in Italy made an
estimated 16.7 billion euros last year by illegally trafficking
waste and exploiting the environment, a report released Monday
said.
According to environmental group Legambiente, over 34,000
environmental crimes were recorded in 2012, with 28,132 people
charged and over 8,000 properties and accounts confiscated.
The number of organized gangs involved grew from 296 to
302, while the number of city governments dissolved for mafia
infiltration more than quadrupled on the year, from 6 to 25,
said the 2013 Eco-mafia Report, which relied on police data.
Also on the rise were instances of forest arson, unlawful
building, and corruption, the later of which saw a two-fold
increase.

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