The former seaside resort town of Castel Volturno, to the north of Naples, has reportedly been taken over by Nigerian gangs who run drug and prostitution rings. The town has a total population of around 30,000 people, of which an estimated 20,000 are migrants, many of them in Italy illegallly, French news magazine L’Obs reports.
Many of the Nigerian women who walk the streets as prostitutes offering sexual favours for as little as 5 to 15 euros along the Via Domitiana by the sea are underage. The pimps who the girls work for do not care, they know EU policy make it very difficult for dark skinned people to be prosecuted. Rampant petty crime and violence in the city has led to journalists wanting to write about the town requiring police escorts for their own safety.
The current Italian government, which is seeking re-election on March 4th, has signed a 21-million euro package to increase security in towns like Castel Volturno and offer integration programmes for migrants. The government is pro EU and supports the open borders policy which has caused problems throughout Europe due to uncontrolled immigration.
The mayor of Castel Volturno, Dimitri Russo, said the government’s measures will not be enough to stem the rising tide of crime. Russo said that the problem was that the city was no longer dealing with an organised traditional mafia but many gangs of "predatory" criminal migrants who bring the lawlessness of the third world to Europe.
Even well established African residents of the town have started to complain about the mass migration of illegals into the town and the problems it is causing. A resident named Martin commented: "We live in an abandoned place, we cannot accept all these people because we do not have the strength or the means to educate them. We are not in Africa, but in a civilized country, and these people need to be educated."
It is unclear how many illegal migrants live in Italy, but former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said the number is as high as 600,000. Berlusconi promised to deport at least 600,000 illegals if his party wins the upcoming national election, while his coalition partner and leader of the populist Lega party Matteo Salvini has made a similar promise.