An influx of refugees from North Africa into Italy "has made the running of reception centers a cottage industry of potential government corruption and mafia penetration" as reported by The New York Times:
"Mobsters are where power and money are," said Nicola Gratteri, one of Italy's more active anti-mafia investigators. He is the chief prosecutor in Catanzaro, in Calabria, home to one of Italy's most powerful mafia groups, the 'Ndrangheta (pronounced n-DRAHN-ghe-ta). "Beyond cocaine smuggling, 'Ndrangheta mobsters used to be strong on extortion and public bids; now it's gaming and the migrants centers," Mr. Gratteri explained in his office, behind an armored door. "They are just one of the ways to become richer for the mafia."
The Italian Mafia and dirty officials apparently follow the opportunistic maxim "never let a crisis go to waste."