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International gang that extorted elderly smashed

Fraudsters caught in Calabria, Romania, Netherlands and Germany

(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 20 - Italian police on Friday smashed an international gang that extorted the elderly in Calabria, Romania, the Netherlands and Germany.
    Gang members have been charged with taking advantage of the vulnerable, extortion, receiving stolen goods and laundering illicit profits, among other things.
    Police from Calabria and Europol carried out the operation.
    Some 16 people were arrested on warrants issued by prosecutors in Locri, a high-crime Calabrian city.
    Ten people were detained in prison while six were placed under house arrest. (ANSA).


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