Octopus: The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia
Simon & Schuster, 1991 - 384 pagine
A shocking expose of how the Sicilian Mafia uses financial influence and ruthless violence to control the international narcotics trade. "The most definitive work yet published on the transformation of the old bootlegging and gambling Mafia into a multinational conglomerate".--The Washington Times.
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By 1988, users were tripling yearly in Europe; the increase there over 1987 was
350 percent.15 Most of the cocaine traffic was controlled from the city of Medellin
in Colombia. By 1988, however, Colombia's cocaine merchants needed Sicily's ...
They did it for cocaine as well as heroin: the money was coming in, and the
cocaine was going out to Europe. There was a huge Sicilian cocaine pipeline to
Europe that went back at least to 1978 — the year cocaine burst on Europe. . . . It
Sal Rina's ton of Colombian cocaine in a Miami warehouse could be lost without
pain (except to Rina), when he was pulled in with John Gambino's other helpers.
He was just one in an army of Sicilian Mafiosi engaged in the great transatlantic ...
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