By: V4 Agency
Police arrested a22-year-old illegal immigrant from Pakistan after officers had found drugs on him in a refugee camp. Earlier, authorities arrested nine Moroccan nationals for trafficking heroin, hashish and cocaine.
A 22-year-old Pakistani asylum seeker was found to be selling drugs at a migrant centre in the Italian town of Ballabio. During a raid, police found hashish ready for sale on him, the drug was sniffed out by two police dogs. The man, along with several others, presumably wanted to sell the drugs in a forest 20 kilometres from the refugee camp. Marijuana was recently found in the forest near the town of Bosisio Parini, which the drug dealers had left behind when they fled.
Illegal immigrants are also behind a drug trafficking network with more than a thousand clients. The Lecco prosecutor’s office bust the gang after months of investigation. During a raid, several migrants of Moroccan descent were arrested and charged with selling 14,000 doses of drugs, including cocaine, heroin, and hashish. Four migrants are still wanted by police.
Paolo Del Grosso, the deputy prosecutor of the municipality of Lecco, ordered a detailed investigation into the drug cartel between March and July 2021. Anti-drug units from the neighbouring Como and Monza provinces were also involved in the investigations, led by the deputy prosecutor, into the dealings of the network.
According to police, the suspects have already sold 315 doses of heroin, weighing 300 grams each, and a further 1,750 doses of hashish weighing over 2.5 kilograms. The drug cartel has made a profit of around 500,000 euros from the sale of drugs.