They amount to approx 105 kilograms the opium poppy bulbs unearthed by the Financiers of the Provincial Command of Rome who, in two different interventions, denounced two citizens of Indian nationality, one of whom under arrest, for drug trafficking.
The first seizure took place following the monitoring of the environment of drug users, which brought the Fiamme Gialle of the Ready-to-Use Group of Rome to a house located in Aprilia, Latina, inside which they found over 28 kilos of “papaver somniferum”. For the tenant, a complaint was made on the loose for possession of drugs for the purpose of dealing.
The second quantity was discovered during the patrol of the territory by the “green berets”, who stopped a van in via della Magliana in which, hidden among ethnic products, there were tens of thousands of bulbs of the same species, contained in packs of 100 grams each, for a total weight about 77 kilograms. The driver of the vehicle was arrested.
Each bulb of “papaver somniferum”, once emptied and dried, contains morphine which can be taken by chewing the tuber. Alternatively, the latter can be smoked or used to make an infusion, with a narcoleptic effect similar to that of heroin, with which it has high addiction in common.
The operation is part of the wider device put in place by the Guardia di Finanza of Rome to combat drug trafficking.
For the record, and to protect those under investigation, we remind you that an accusation is not equivalent to a conviction, that the evidence is formed in the Court and that the Italian judicial system still provides for three degrees of judgment.
(Il Faro online)