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Mobster's 50 million euros in slot machines, assets seized

Police take Audi riddled by AK-47 that killed son-in-law

14 March, 11:27
Mobster's 50 million euros in slot machines, assets seized (ANSA) - Bari, March 14 - Police in the southern Puglia region seized 50 million euros in assets from a known mafia associate, including hundreds of slot machines, bank accounts and an Audi S6 riddled with gunshots from an AK-47 in a murder.

Police said the owner Francesco Vavalle, 59, has a long criminal record with links to the Mercante gang, part of the Puglia-based Sacra Corona Unita organized-crime group. The luxury sedan was the scene of a shooting in which Vavalle's son-in-law was killed last month in a feud with a rival clan, police said. The seizure also included six businesses in the gambling sector, as well as a wholesale produce supplier and a company that managed a pizzeria.

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