Focus on supermarkets and car rentals, to remodel the drug dealing to circumvent not only the controls of the police but also the anti-contagion decrees. Diversify, buffer, reduce unnecessary expenses: like a company in crisis, the holding Camorra it is forced to run for cover to limit losses, to ensure a continuous, albeit reduced, revenue stream. Investigators have pointed this out, even if partially engaged in roadside checks for the epidemiological emergency, they have not stopped keeping an eye on the trafficking and movement of those affected, following the thread to rebuild the new assets.
Supermarkets targeted by requests for lace
There are few people on the street, which means less chance of committing robberies. Home burglaries also fall: people stay at home. Imposing the racket on commercial activities is too risky: those who have had to close cannot pay, those who try to resist and find themselves with water in their throats are more likely to report. Supermarkets remain: among the few shops still open, they are certainly the ones that continue to have good collections; even in times of severe limitations, eating is the only “vice” that cannot be done without, and therefore constant queues and cash registers that continue to beat receipts. The line at the entrances can only be a deterrent for robberies, but not for the “knocks”.
The scam of rental cars headed to nominees
Diversify investments, find something that can continue to make money despite Coronavirus. Apparently, the crime of the Phlegraean area found it: defrauding car rentals. In addition to the racket, another practice is spreading: take rental cars, register rental contracts with nominees and then make them disappear. The car is sold abroad, where it is re-registered: for each medium-level car the profit is about 10 thousand euros. A shower of money, but which is divided between the top elements and which cannot guarantee a revenue even to all those who gravitate around the underworld even though they are not organic to the clans. From here, a series of internal discontent, such as those that already occurred a few years ago, when the bad news of Pianura decided to “go down in politics” guaranteeing votes to a candidate: the drug dealers began to complain from the lack of attention to the squares and the consequent decrease in cash.
The Camorra chooses layoffs
Staff reduction, layoffs. Which, in the Camorra key, means: cut the weekly salary, the so-called 'mesata' linked to the squares and other activities, reduce the money to be sent to the families of prisoners. This is also happening on the territory, and the fear is that the lack of liquidity could lead to an increase in petty crime. The same scenarios that occur when a clan crumbles, due to arrests or splits: centralized cash flows are missing and loose dogs arrive. The risk of the birth of 'capuzzielli' and therefore of new bloody feuds it is very highlaw enforcement sources explain.
And there is another factor to consider: many petty criminals who had tried to get back on track, investigative sources explain, and began to work illegally, found themselves again without money and could resume crime.