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Moldovan mafia organization dismantled

Arrests made in Italy, members marked by tattoos

22 January, 18:39
Moldovan mafia organization dismantled (ANSA) - Venice, January 22 - About 20 Moldovan nationals alleged to be part of a local mafia organization have been arrested in Italy and Moldova. The operation was coordinated by the Venice anti-mafia investigations directorate. Charges against those arrested include drug trafficking, human trafficking, extortion, and duress. The arrest warrants were carried out in collaboration with Moldovan police.

The organization based itself in Verona, a choice allegedly due to the fact that no other criminal organization was working on the ground there.

Investigators say that the members of the organization were distinguishable by tattoos on their bodies attesting to their 'life of crime' and membership in the group.