This is a story of ambition, greed, and treachery illuminating how the Mediterranean fishing industry has become entwined with a far more profitable business: fuel smuggling. Now Daphne Project reporters reveal how two unlikely business partners — a beloved Maltese footballer and a Libyan militia chief— enlisted help from a man connected to the Sicilian mafia to develop a multi-million euro business.

Death in a smugglers’ paradise“, by Cecilia Anesi, Giulio Rubino and Lorenzo Bagnoli
May 3, 2018