25 September 2021 09:26
The soldiers of the provincial command of the Guardia di Finanza of Rimini have executed a decree for the seizure of financial resources for over 56 thousand euros, against a person of Sardinian origin, already arrested in Rimini in 2019 for international drug trafficking, in execution of a European arrest warrant issued by the French judicial authority, as – according to what was reconstructed by the investigators – belonging to a criminal organization operating in Europe and Oceania in the trafficking of cocaine from Central and South America.
The coordination of the Second Department General Command, the Central Anti-Drug Services Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior and the International Police Cooperation Service of the Criminal Police Directorate also contributed to the success of the operation. At the time of the events, the soldiers of the Economic-Financial Police Unit of Bologna in collaboration with those of Rimini had identified him on board a 10-meter boat moored in the port of Rimini.
In the last period, the second phase of the operation was completed, with the execution, as delegated by the District Anti-Mafia Directorate at the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Bologna, of a seizure order issued by the San Marino judicial authority for the hypothesis of . According to what has been reconstructed, the person transferred and concealed sums of money on a current account in his name in San Marino, in order to hinder the identification of the illicit origin of the funds and protect them from ablating judicial measures. “The operation testifies, once again, to the importance of international collaboration, which is essential to fight crime in an increasingly effective way, especially in the financial field where the growing interest of criminal organizations aims to identify new areas of investment abroad”, they point out investigative sources.