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The drug clan is hit in Italy/ 15 people are arrested, among them Albanians

2023-05-30 11:40:00, Kosova & Bota CNA
The drug clan is hit in Italy/ 15 people are arrested, among them Albanians
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Fifteen people were arrested today by the Guardia di Finanza, in Basilicata, Liguria and Puglia, as part of an anti-drug operation by the anti-mafia district prosecutor of Potenza, which netted the Italian-Albanian clan accused of international drug trafficking ( heroin, cocaine, hashish and marijuana) from Albania, where the illegal income was invested.

The base of the organization was in Scanzano Jonico (Matera), in a farm used for drug trafficking.

The connection with Albania was made through "a complex system of coded conversations".

The affiliates used a messaging platform considered "secure and armored". During the investigation within the framework of an investigation coordinated by the Anti-Mafia Directorate of the Trento District, more than 20 kilograms of heroin, 5.7 kilograms of marijuana and 105 grams of cocaine were seized.

In addition to the arrest of 15 suspects, mostly Albanians, including the "head" of the organization and his closest collaborator, the owner of the farm, preventive seizures of assets, direct and equivalent, with a value of 4.2 million euros were carried out. , “corresponding to the estimated profit derived from drug trafficking.

This money was invested in Albania "for the purchase of real estate and commercial activities"./ CNA.al

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