Mafia distributes food to Italy's struggling residents

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Organised crime groups offer support to quarantined families who have run out of cash Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage As Italy struggles to pull its economy through the coronavirus crisis, the Mafia is gaining local support by distributing free food to poor families in quarantine who have run out of cash, authorities have warned. In recent weeks, videos have surfaced of known Mafia gangs delivering essential goods to Italians hit hard by the coronavirus emergency across the poorest southern regions of Campania, Calabria, Sicily and Puglia, as tensions are rising …

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