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Italy Transnational Issues 2008

Disputes - international: Italy's long coastline and developed economy entices tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from southeastern Europe and northern Africa
Illicit drugs: important gateway for and consumer of Latin American cocaine and Southwest Asian heroin entering the European market; money laundering by organized crime and from smuggling

NOTE: The transnational issues information regarding Italy on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Italy Transnational Issues 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Italy Transnational Issues 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.