Government complicity in illegal activities

Other Names:
Government complicity in drug trafficking
Government complicity in illegal arms trade
Government links to organized crime
Complicity of politicians with organized crime
Connivance between governing parties and organized crime

[France] In 1994 a member of parliament was assassinated as a result of her campaign against the widespread Mafia-style practices on the French Riveira involving an alliance of local gangsters, businessmen and politicians, characterized by vague rules, easy threats, arrogance and a network of protection and debtors.


Gangsters do not go around raiding banks anymore, they are in the real estate business. And that is where the alliance with politicians comes in. As developers they need to get planning permission to make their profits.

Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
06.11.2017 – 19:55 CET