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Mafia assets worth 250 mln euros seized by police

Real estate, financial investments taken from Galatolo clan

20 February, 10:24
Mafia assets worth 250 mln euros seized by police (ANSA) - Palermo, February 20 - Real estate, financial investments and companies worth 250 million euros were seized from the powerful Galatolo Mafia clan, Palermo anti-Mafia police said Thursday. The clan allegedly controlled the entire supply chain of fruit and vegetable marketing in Sicily, from buying and selling products through transportation, packing material and even parking.

The supply chain also reached up into central Italy.

Anti-Mafia forces seized about 20 properties including land, apartments, garages, 13 companies and 14 vehicles as well as financial investments controlled by the Galatolo clan, part of the Cosa Nostra Mafia with deep roots in Sicily.