Arms seized in Sicilian anti-piracy raids
Rome, 27th July 2007
Italian anti-piracy police have cracked an illicit distribution network operating in Catania, Sicily in raids that uncovered a significant seizure of arms and bombs.
Officers from the First GdF Operational Unit of Catania were involved in a series of seizures this week. During the search of one home the police discovered eight guns, five rifles, ammunition for rifles and machine guns, two kilograms of TNT and bomb making equipment.
More than 2,000 CDs and DVDs were seized during the raids as well as several stolen archaeological treasures, such as ancient Roman and Greek pottery.
Police arrested two men and are now investigating the connection between them and members of criminal organisations closely linked to notorious mafia families.For further information contact:
Enzo Mazza, FIMI
Tel: +390 (2) 795 879