37 drugs arrests between Italy and Albania

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(ANSA) – MILAN, FEB 23 – Italian police on Tuesday carried
out 37 drugs arrests between Italy and Albania in a major probe
into two trafficking gangs which were smashed by Milan police,
judicial sources said.
    Italian and Albanians in the two gangs imported “huge”
quantities of cocaine, hashish and marijuana into Lombardy and
then distributed them across Italy, police said.
    The operation deployed flying squads in Milan, Bergamo,
Brindisi, Lodi, Pavia, Reggio Calabria, Reggio Emilia, Rome and
    Police also seized two pieces of real estate in Milan, a
company, three scooters, two motorcycles and nine cars in the
    A probe preceding Tuesday’s operation led to the arrest of ‘prison killer’ Santo Tucci, police told a press conference.
    Other leaders of the gangs were Agatino Maurizio Scollo, 61, and
Pietro Amante, 73, police said.
    The gangs operate out of a dairy in Milan.
    During the course of the probe, police seized over four kilos of
cocaine, 35 kilos of hashish and 52 kilos of marijuana, as well
as 260,000 euros in cash and two pistols. (ANSA).


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