According to reports, the mafia in Italy garners $250 billion per year. However, a new type of gang is taking over.

A director for Italy’s anti-gang mafia agency noted that Nigerian crime gangs are on the rise, and they are more dangerous and organized than the traditional mafia. The director said “It has many similar traits to Italian mafia – its oaths, its sense of belonging, the capacity to coerce, the code of silence…even the local mafia fear them.”