A joint investigation conducted by current affairs TV program Four Corners and Fairfax newspapers has exposed links between the Calabrian Mafia and senior Australian politicians, says an ABC News report.
Major drug traffickers had contact with politicians
The Calabrian Mafia, which is also known as ‘Ndrangheta was uncovered by the investigation as having had a series of contacts with senior politicians, as well as having used a number of well-known party donors in order to give its activities a legitimate public face.
Considered as one of the most powerful criminal groups in the world, ‘Ndrangheta is suspected of being a major player in the international drug trade.
To be honest, it doesn’t really come as a surprise if some politicians are really involved with these criminals. This may sound a bit cynical, but this is exactly the situation in countries where drugs are a problem. People in government are not exactly immune to being bought off or, in some cases, threatened. It is but natural for criminal organisations to try to get “someone on the inside”, so to speak, to make their illicit business run smoother and easier. But while there may be some government people in cahoots with these criminals, we would like to believe that there are still good people in government who could help turn the worsening drug situation in Australia around.
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