There's No Free Market Like the Black Market

"Never slow to ‘wet their beaks’, the mob, according to prosecutors, decided it was too good an opportunity to ignore.

‘It is this money that has been made available to help the migrants that is attracting either the Mafia or people close to them,’ a senior prosecutor in western Sicily told The Mail on Sunday. ‘We are investigating how some of it may have reached them.’

The prosecutor added that investigators will look at concerns that the Mafia rigged the awarding of contracts for the management of migrant centres.

Last year, prosecutors launched a probe into the disappearance of thousands of child refugees from state-run care homes in Sicily amid allegations of people smuggling by the Mafia."   The Daily Mail