Man pushes drugs among Holy Shroud crowds

Gabon native, 30, arrested

(ANSA) - Turin, April 20 - A man was caught Monday allegedly pushing drugs among the crowds queuing to view the Holy Shroud in Turin.
    The Gabon native, 30, was nabbed after he handed over some doses of cocaine to a customer who managed to make off in the confusion, police said.
    Police said they recovered 140 doses, a stolen wedding ring and a bunch of stolen luncheon vouchers.
    The Holy Shroud, believed to be Jesus' burial cloth, went on display at the weekend in one of its rare appearances to the public.
    Countless pilgrims will flock to see it until June 24, with Pope Francis scheduled to visit June 21.


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