Italian financial guard agents have arrested more than 90 people in an operation that has been carried out in several cities across the country against two “families” related to Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian mafia, and the arrest of a former Big Brother candidate , reported the newspaper ‘Il Corriere della Sera’.
The operation, Hands in Batter, has arrested 91 members of the Acquasanta and Arenella clans, including chiefs, socialites, extortionists, and figureheads. The arrests were made in the regions of Sicily, Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Marche and Campania.
500 agents of the Fiamme Gialle unit of the Financial Guard participated in the operation with the assistance of an aircraft and a unit of dogs that specialize in the detection and tracking of weapons and drugs.
The investigation showed that the brothers Angelo, Giovanni and Gaetano Fontana transferred their mafia businesses from the island of Sicily to the city of Milan in northern Italy with the money from extortion, drug trafficking and control. Gambling to do business with luxury watches supported by a Milan dealer.