In Rome, we learn by our colleagues of secoloditalia.it that the police discovered that a group of Italian and immigrant people have created an activity to increase the clandestine immigration.
Two Syrian men were the leaders of this group and they started to organize false wedding to get residency permits for the immigrants. The wedding costs could get to ten thousand euro. One of the suspects who selected the future wives was involved in an activity of drug dealing.
So, the people involved in this criminal activity mainly come from the Middle East and have organized these weddings with Italian women to obtain residence cards for family reasons.