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Illegal building in Naples cemeteries

Veranda, sarcophagi among items seized

20 March, 14:33
Illegal building in Naples cemeteries (ANSA) - Naples, March 20 - A veranda was among several illegal constructions seized by municipal police in a Naples cemetery on Thursday.

The seizure, which also included sarcophagi, tombs and altars at the burial ground in the San Giovanni a Teduccio coastal suburb, came the day after police discovered 300 unauthorized burial recesses at a cemetery in Fuorigrotta. Three people were reported in connection with Thursday's seizure, part of a clamp-down on illegal building in the city's burial grounds.

"The discovery gives the measure of illegal building in the city cemeteries that - as has become clear from years of investigations and trials - are now within the reach of the Camorra (mafia)," municipal police officer Luigi Avolio, head of the department responsible for city cemeteries, said.