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Voodoo ritual drug dealers target Genoa police

Drug dealers desperate to elude capture turn to African rites

27 November, 16:14
Voodoo ritual drug dealers target Genoa police (ANSA) - Genoa, November 27 - Imaginative Genoa drug dealers, anxious to elude police and the courts, turned to voodoo rituals from Senegal for help.

Investigators who arrested 33 people in connection with cocaine dealing in the northwestern Italian city discovered that hired magicians were performing voodoo rituals to try to protect the drug dealers.

Another 20 people are still being sought in connection with the drug ring.

Rituals, which involved fish, chicken, and vegetables and carried a price tag of about 1,000 euros each, were performed in an attempt to bring the "evil eye" on criminal justice authorities.