Tuesday 24 April 2018

Provos have had lots of nasty bedfellows, so Italian connection is no major shock

Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

THE disclosure in an Italian court this week that police there believe they have found links between the IRA and one of Italy's deadliest mafias shouldn't have taken anyone by surprise.

After all, throughout the early part of the last decade the Provisionals spread their tentacles right across Europe as they sought to launder ill-gotten gains as the peace process brought their war to a close.

And if the Provos were happy to do business with the FARC – the Colombian narco-terrorist group – by providing training to its members in return for millions of dollars, then a link-up with the bloodthirsty 'Ndrangheta mafia is also highly plausible.

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