Italy-Somalia military parts trafficking gang busted

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Sgominata un'organizzazione criminale specializzata nel trasferire mezzi militari dismessi dall'Italia alla Somalia, senza rimuovere le dotazioni belliche. Arrestati in 4, tra Firenze, Pisa e Trapani, 04 ottobre 2017. ANSA / Polizia di Stato +++ ANSA PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED SOLELY TO ILLUSTRATE NEWS REPORTING OR COMMENTARY ON THE FACTS OR EVENTS DEPICTED IN THIS IMAGE; NO ARCHIVING; NO LICENSING +++

3 Somalis, 1 Italian nabbed

Florence, October 4 – Italian police on Wednesday busted a criminal organisation trafficking military parts from Italy to Somalia.

Three Somalis and one Italian were arrested in Florence, Pisa and Trapani.

In many cases the parts were taken apart to resemble ordinary parts and then reassembled in Somalia, police said.

The gang allegedly relied on a network of collaborators including truckers, junkyard operators and shipping agents in Tuscany, Campania, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna and Sicily.

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