Treats her Civitavecchia-Olbia is among the most popular of the summer but not only for the comings and goings of holidaymakers, it is now the new favorite route for narcos capitoline. The coca that arrives on the island to flood the nightlife spots on holiday is only a corollary to another “import-export” to and from the mainland which has been increasingly gaining ground since the last months of last year and on which the anti-drug headlights of yellow flames and more. Entire expanses of the island have been converted into land on which to cultivate the marijuanawith a climate that has turned out to be ideal, and mountains of dried inflorescences are inundating Rome.
Proof of this is the boom in kidnappings carried out by the financiers of the Civitavecchia Group who, in order to investigate in an even more in-depth way, have “hijacked” the phenomenon of part of the new special Analysis Team. The last large cargo intercepted was in February: sixty kilos of marijuana discovered by the nose of the dog “Losna” on board a van just disembarked and whose driver did not have perfectly suitable loading documents. Which made those of the “Analysis” suspicious. Crammed into a double bottom were the cellophane packages with the drug inside vacuum-sealed. But the anti-drug stores a Civitavecchia they are full of seized drugs which, once analyzed and cataloged, must be sent for destruction. “And now – a long-time investigator spreads his arms – after the classic coca routes from South America mixed with loads of bananas and coffee, and from Spain, via North Africa, for hashish, we lacked marijuana from Sardinia”.
Investigations are underway on real estate and land sales tout court on the island to understand which ones may have invested in Sardinian marijuana production. But that’s not enough.
In the lens of the financiers the flow of money between is also finished Rome and the island. If we take into consideration only this first part of the summer, so far the Guardia di Finanza of Sassari has carried out over 500 cross-border currency checks at the “Costa Smeralda” airport of Olbia, finding about 250 thousand euro undeclared, ready to illegally transit through the airport. According to investigators the Sardinian herb it would be proving to be a valid alternative to that of African and above all Albanian origin, from which some clans had become dependent in recent years. Last but not least, the hypothesis is that the Sardinian narco-growers have made themselves available to the Roman batteries in exchange for coca. A business that has grown month by month between one trip and another between Sardinia and the mainland to buy cocaine. Among the investigation papers there are contacts between Sardinian consumers and the Primavalle clans. But, at the moment, the links for Sardinian marijuana in Rome are unclear. In winter, the island empties, even of the reinforcements of the police for the summer checks. Thus the “continent”, especially within it, harsh and vast, lends itself to the outlawed green economy. At the end of 2021 the first alarm bell: one third of drug seizures in Italy occurred in Sardinia. The Eldorado dei narcos is one hour (by plane) from Rome.