45 arrests in Mafia fuel oil scam probe

'Gold mine' between Campania and Puglia say ops

(ANSA) - ROME, APR 12 - Italian police on Monday arrested 45 people and cited 71 more in a probe into a suspected Mafia scam on fuel oil across Italy.
    The op, led by prosecutors from Potenza and Lecce, spanned the provinces of Salerno, Brescia, Naples, Caserta, Cosenza and Taranto.
    Those implicated are accused of dodging duties and VAT on diesel and other fuel oil.
    Police said the alleged scam had created what they called a "gold mine" between Campania and Puglia. (ANSA).


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