Police detain no less than 10 in Barcelona hostile to mafia assaults
“For the time being there are twelve detained despite the fact that this figure may rise,” said a representative for police in Catalonia where Barcelona is situated in Spain’s upper east.
No less than 10 individuals were detained in Barcelona on Wednesday as a component of a broad operation against individuals from Italy’s Camorra wrongdoing syndicate, a Spanish police representative said. “For the time being there are twelve detained despite the fact that this figure may rise,” said a representative for police in Catalonia where Barcelona is situated in Spain’s upper east.
He said the operation meant to “disassemble an international criminal association involved in sedate trafficking and tax evasion”, adding that he was referring to the “Italian Camorra,” situated in Naples in southern Italy.
The operation was continuing today morning in different territories of Barcelona. The representative said there were additionally concurrent operations taking spot in other European nations including Italy and Germany.
Police routinely detain individuals from Italy’s mafia in Spain. In an interview with El Pais daily paper a month ago, Italy’s mafia prosecutor Franco Roberti said his nation’s wrongdoing syndicates were decidedly embedded in Spain.
He said the nation was “a vital place” for them “for land reasons, and on the grounds that they think they can continue on ahead under less scrutiny.”
“It’s a vital area for tranquilize trafficking and offers open doors for illegal tax avoidance. They consider it to be a place to colonize.”
Spain’s closeness to Morocco, one of the world’s biggest makers of hashish, and also its nearby ties with previous states in Latin America have made it the main passage point of hashish and cocaine into Europe.