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Italy-to-Africa toxic waste gang busted

Four arrested, 41 cautioned

27 February, 14:13
Italy-to-Africa toxic waste gang busted (ANSA) - Modena, February 27 - Italian police on Thursday broke up an organisation they said was sending toxic waste from all over Italy to be dumped in Africa via fake charities.

Four people were placed under house arrest and 41 cautioned.

Four warehouses where the waste was allegedly stocked for shipment were impounded near Reggio Emilia.

Police said the gang set up two not-for-profit charities to cover their activities.

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