The Prosecutor of Catanzaro Nicola Gratteri: «If the political power were to admit the existence and presence of the mafia in Germany, it should also say that there is twenty-five to thirty years. And at this point it is legitimate to ask ourselves in these twenty-five or thirty years what politics did? “
(17 maggio 2018) – “Kaufen Kaufen Kaufen”. Buy, buy buy. It is the key phrase of a telephone interception among some ‘ndranghetists in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
This conversation was reported by regents and scholars of the phenomenon almost as if it were a legend. In fact, the team of investigators coordinated by Bernd Finger, for almost thirty years at the head of the section dedicated to the fight against organized crime of the German police, marks the beginning of the awareness by the German authorities of the Italian mafia presence.