Verona’s local police try to tighten their grip on drug dealing in the city. On Wednesday morning, officers inspected inch by inch the railway station area, together with the Pico and Axel canine units, with which they controlled the garden area and the bus terminal, also getting on some means of urban transport.
The sniffing of the drug dogs allowed them to retrieve a few grams of hashish found on the ground, which the police were likely to have been thrown to the ground at the sight of the agents. The drug was instead found on a 24-year-old of Afghan nationality: the substance was seized and the young man was reported to the prefecture as a drug user, as required by law.
During the service, 22 people were checked, almost all very young on their way to high school. Two patrols were also engaged in the investigation of an accident that occurred between two scooters, a Beverly and a T-max in via Palladio, not far from the checks.
The specific prevention services will also continue in the next few days, also in other areas of the city.
“The controls are targeted and constant, it is the most important deterrent we have so that especially young people stay away from the sellers of death – explains the councilor for safety Marco Padovani -. It continues to monitor the territory, especially keeping the areas most at risk under control. Fighting drug dealing is a priority, we will not allow it to end up in our kids’ pockets and ruin their lives. I thank the agents for the great work put in place for the safety of citizens, also thanks to the support of the Canine Units which, in this fight, proves to be a fundamental aid for increasingly effective controls ».