Italian police say they arrested 15 suspected members of a group that recycled toxic plastic from greenhouses, sold it to Chinese companies which would send it right back to Italy as shoes.
Tax authorities targeted a network of companies that embezzled millions of dollars in public funds destined for investments in Sicily’s cultural heritage, local tourism and infrastructure, according to a statement Italian Tax Police released Friday.
Sicilian police seized gas industry companies, real estate, cars and cash in Italy, Spain and Andorra as part of a crackdown on money laundering operations by the infamous Corleonesi mafia clan, Palermo prosecutors said Friday.
Italian authorities arrested on early Tuesday morning one person and searched 25 homes looking for the alleged boss of a major Sicilian mafia clan who is hiding from them for more than two decades.
Italy’s military police descended upon Palermo, Sicily at the break of dawn Tuesday to arrest the alleged leader of Sicily’s notorious Mafia, also known as the Cosa Nostra, ANSA reported.
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