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The Invisible CamorraNeapolitan Crime Families Across Europe$
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Felia Allum

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501702457

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501702457.001.0001

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Camorra Clans in Spain

Camorra Clans in Spain

Granada, Tarragona, and Tenerife

(p.136) 5 Camorra Clans in Spain
The Invisible Camorra

Felia Allum

Cornell University Press

This chapter explores the Camorra's presence in Spain. Since its transition to democracy in the late 1970s and its entrance into the European Union in 1986, Spain has been considered by many camorristi as an El Dorado, an accessible paradise in which to conduct criminal activities undisturbed and strike gold. This may explain why, over the last thirty years, many camorristi have made it their second home. However, there is another reason: its place in the European drugs market. From the existing evidence, it could be suggested that of the Camorra clans with links to Europe, around seventy percent have connections to Spain, where they seek to profit from its structural conditions, particularly from Spanish institutions, its legal system, and economic opportunities, especially its wholesale drugs market.

Keywords:   Spain, camorristi, criminal activities, European drugs market, Camorra clans, Spanish institutions, wholesale drugs market, Spanish drugs market

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