Mafia seeing Malta as ‘a little paradise’, Italian anti-mafia commission warns

The mafia is expanding its reach by laundering money from illegal operations into the island under the guise of legitimate businesses, the head of the Italian anti-mafia commission has warned. Rosy Bindi said that the Italian mafia was involved in drug trafficking, fuel smuggling and also online gaming. She emphasised the online gaming sector, a mainstay of Malta’s economy, which made the island a very interesting proposition for mafia organisations.