rome - The notorious' Ndrangheta in the southern Italian region of Calabria cooperates with IS. The organization supplying weapons to the Islamic terrorist group in exchange for valuable archaeological objects that IS has captured in Arab countries. This allows the Italian newspaper La Stampa following a report by its reporter Domenico Quirico. In the port of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, where the cocaine where the 'Ndrangheta acts enters the archaeological treasures by IS captured sorted.
IS has not only destroyed the archeological images from Iraq, Syria and Libya in a fit of religious fury, apparently. Many relics come in exchange for weapons in the hands of the 'Ndrangheta, the powerful Italian mafia. The journalist Quirico pretended he was a wealthy collector from Turin who was interested in the purchase of archeological treasures. He made an appointment with a representative of a clan from Calabria. This showed the head of a looted statue of a Roman emperor from Libya which he asked 60 000. For bigger asked 800. 000. For even more valuable statues was necessary to go to the port of Gioia Tauro.
Initially came the buyers of these archaeological art mostly from the US, but it would have been later on suspicion. Customers now come from different countries, such as Russia, China, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. When asked by the undercover journalist or not can be problematic as it would be such a picture at home, the representative of the 'Ndrangheta said he simply must say that it is a copy which he fifty euros at the flea market has bought.
The chief public prosecutor Federico Cafiero De Raho from the city of Reggio Calabria take the report of Quirico serious. 'The 'Ndrangheta is a criminal organization bent on profit. She is interested in giving all profits. 'He's been researching the link between the 'Ndrangheta and IS. Research by Interpol would show that the global trade in ancient art amounts handle 6 to $ 8 billion. The trade would be more popular and more and bring more money.
Also close Cafiero De Raho not that the 'Ndrangheta also has thrown terms of lucrative smuggling of migrants from North Africa to southern Italy on a deal with Islamic terrorist organizations. Here too is investigated.