Human trafficking profits in Italy generates between $400 Million and $1.25 Billion a year for the human traffickers, according to the 2005 EU Organised Crime Report.
There were 5,000 victims of human trafficking in Italy in 2005, according to the EU.
Counterfeit clothing in Italy makes up 60 percent of the total counterfeit goods market in the country. The counterfeit goods trade caused the loss of 40,000 jobs in Italy over the past decade.
6.6 percent of citizens in Italy between the ages of 15 to 64 have used cocaine once in their life, and 2.1 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.
Shoppers in Italy spent $4.6 Billion on counterfeit clothing in 2006.
Last week, Salvatore La Piccolo, boss of the Mafia, was arrested in Italy where he was meeting with his son and two associates. Among the items found was a list stating what the police are describing as a “The Ten Commandments”of being a good mobster. Here is the list courtesy of the BBC. 1. No-one… Continue reading The Ten Commandments of the Sicilian Mafia
In 2007, the Italian Mafia was estimated to have a turnover of over $120 Billion. 7 percent of Italy’s economic output was filtered off by organized crime.