“Hitting the ways of financing the mafia, from protection money to drugs, proves to be a winning strategy to steal strength from the organization and obtain relevant sentences”. General Arturo Guarino, provincial commander of the Carabinieri, said this to Adnkronos, commenting on the operation that at dawn today led to the arrest of 81 people in the Palermo area. “In the night operation, the Carabinieri of Palermo disrupted five different organizations dedicated to the production and trafficking of drugs in the Partinico area – explains the general – The criminal activities were directed or mediated by some members of the local Vitale mafia family, meant ‘Fardazza’. The complex investigations by the Compagnia di Partinico and the Monreale Investigative Unit have reconstructed the drug supply channels and contacts with suppliers from Lazio and Campania “. And he adds: “The action of the Carabinieri, coordinated by the Palermo DDA, tends to take control of the drug market from Cosa Nostra, which the mafia organization considers safe and which brings considerable income to its coffers”.
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