Police clear another Spada clan house

Raggi vows 'no respite for those living in illegality'

(ANSA) - Rome, October 9 - Police on Tuesday cleared another council flat that had been occupied by a member of the Spada mafia clan in the Rome seaside district of Ostia, following a similar clearing last Thursday. The operation was announced by Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi in a tweet, in which she declared, "we won't give respite to those who live in illegality".
    On her Facebook page, Raggi said the home was occupied by the partner and children of Silvano Spada, who is currently incarcerated.
    "After years of inaction, from the start of our mandate we are checking illegally occupied council flats, to free them up and give them to those who have a right to them and have been on waiting lists for years," Raggi said.
    Last Thursday's operation cleared a home occupied by Vincenzo 'Gnocco' Spada, the son of late clan boss 'Pelè'.
    That operation came after a homemade bomb exploded last Tuesday night at the Ostia home of the parents of a woman who aided investigators in a Spada case, which resulted in the arrest of 32 people.