Drugs and money laundering, fugitive arrested in Locride while blowing out candles


By John

Arrested while celebrating his birthday. The men of the Provincial Command of the Guardia di Finanza of Reggio Calabria they captured, in Locride, a person who was the recipient of a precautionary custody order issued by the investigating judge at the Court of Trento. The suspect had escaped arrest ordered by a measure restricting personal freedom last May, as part of an investigation conducted by the Trentino Fiamme Gialle, assisted by SCICO personnel, under the direction of the local District Attorney’s Office , which saw the involvement of 47 people, of which 26 of various nationalities (Colombia, Morocco, Albania and Syria).

The investigation

The requested person had been held responsible for having participated in a complex criminal association of a transactional nature which dealt with money laundering deriving from the international trafficking of narcotic substances in favor of the South American cartels, through a dense network of international brokers.

International operation

The investigations were carried out through the international judicial cooperation instruments of 27 foreign countries (including the United States, France, Germany, Spain and Colombia) and international police cooperation channels. The arrest took place on his birthday, just as the suspect was celebrating with his family.