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29 arrested in Albanian-Italian – British drug raids | Instant News

(ANSA) – GENOA, MAR 9 – Police from Genoa on Tuesday arrested 29 people, 15 Italians and 14 Albanians, on charges of smuggling drugs from the Balkan country to Italy under the supervision of the Puglia mafia, Sacra Corona Unita (United Holy Crown, SCU).

The gang removed about seven tonnes of marijuana, marijuana and cocaine, police said.

The gang used a powerful speed boat, with a 500 horsepower engine, driven by skilled SCU smugglers, to evade police marine patrols, police said.

About 32 other people have been investigated in the investigation.

The drugs, especially marijuana, are stored in Puglia and Molise and then transferred to northern Italy, France and Germany, police said.

Police said the marijuana was added with other chemicals to make it comparable to cocaine’s effect.

As well as supplying drugs in Bologna, Florence and Genoa, the gang also supplies Rome’s drug market, police said.