Tag Archives: Drug trade

Arrests among the ranks of the Nigerian mafia on charges of human trafficking

10 April 2017 (translated from Italian using Google translator) Trafficking and drug dealing, prostitution, trafficking in human beings and falsification of documents some of these charges. In today’s morning at the Case prisons of Santa Maria Capua Vetere (CE), Arienzo … Continue reading

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UNIBEN’S Black Axe: An Emerging Drug Gang in Italy

February 8, 2017   Black Axe, a fraternity that was founded at the University of Benin in the 1970s, is on its way to becoming one of the leading drug gangs in Palermo, Italy. According to The Guardian UK, prosecutors … Continue reading

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Trafficking of Women and the Nigerian Mafia

4 January 2017 (Translated from Italian using Google translator)   “Black Axe” – the most powerful and feared Nigerian mafia that has taken root in Europe and controls, in addition to drug trafficking, the commercialization of the bodies of hundreds … Continue reading

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Sicily after dark: Where the refugee crisis meets the Mafia

January 05, 2017 Working together, the Cosa Nostra and Nigerian gangs are reshaping the drug and sex trades in one of African refugees’ biggest gateways into Europe. Will the alliance last – or will it erupt in violence? Eric Reguly … Continue reading

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NBM recognized as a mafia in Italy (La confraternita nigeriana dei Black Axe è ora ufficialmente una mafia in Sicilia)

Di Giulia Saudelli July 25, 2016 (translated with Google translator) For the first time a Sicilian court has acknowledged the existence of a foreign mafia on the island. Last week, in fact, the Palermo Court issued convictions for attempted murder, … Continue reading

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The Nigerian Mafia: Black Axe/NBM in Italy

The following article has been translated from Italian to English with Google translator and is therefore a bit hard to read. It describes how the Neo Black Movement aka Black Axe have started to cooperate with the local Italian mafia. … Continue reading

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