RHINE-LAHN Organized crime is, according to Europol, the greatest threat to security in Europe. Crime and violence by mafia-like gangs have increased significantly. The investigators describe the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta as particularly threatening. They are expanding their area of operation more and more.
Italian mafia activities in Rhineland-Palatinate MdL Lammert asked the state government
According to a response from the state government to the minor inquiry from the interior expert of the CDU parliamentary group and vice-president of the state parliament, Matthias Lammert, 23 people in Rhineland-Palatinate are assigned to the Italian mafia. All 23 people have Italian citizenship. The competent Rhineland-Palatinate immigration authorities are the immigration offices of the following local governments:
District administration Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm (1 person), District administration Donnersbergkreis (1 person), District administration Kaiserslautern (1 person), District administration Mainz-Bingen (6 people), Mayen-Koblenz district administration (3 people), District administration Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis (1 person), City administration Mainz (6 people), City administration Koblenz (1 person), City administration Ludwigshafen (2 persons), City administration of Worms (1 person)
In the recent past, investigations into dangerous bodily harm in one case, serious robbery in another case and three other road traffic offenses were carried out against some of the 23 people from the field of Italian organized crime. There are currently no people in custody out of the potential that the State Criminal Police Office of Rhineland-Palatinate assigns to Italian organized crime.
Since no residency-terminating measures were carried out against members of the Italian organized crime in Rhineland-Palatinate, Lammert calls on the state government to support the local immigration authorities.
„Should there be a legal need to change the determination of the loss of freedom of movement for persons from the area of Italian organized crime, the state government is requested to take initiatives at the federal level for corresponding changes in the Free Movement Act / EU. All legal measures must be taken so that Rhineland-Palatinate does not become a safe haven for the Italian mafia. “