For the investigators of the Villa San Giovanni police station, who arrested him in the act, he would be one of the main suppliers of the drug dealers in via Arquà, via Clitumno and via Chavez. Of that small enclave, that is, around via Padova, where it is still difficult to enter certain “forts”, also and above all for the police. Among woodlands in the broken down cellars, illegal tenants, anti-cop sentries and “ponies” who often find a way to escape control.
For Francesco Capuano, 71, originally from Barletta, both the criminal record – ten years in jail, again for drug-related crimes – and the quantity and purity of the cocaine that the detectives led by the assistant superintendent Alessandro Chiesa seized in his house speak for themselves. . A part of the load was confessed by Capuano himself, as soon as he understood that the two agents were not checking it by chance: “Yes, I admit, I have two ounces of coke at home.” They were hidden inside a rag Befana, inside a closet in her apartment.
But the search was not finished: nothing in the cellars, nothing in the rooms, in the bathroom and in the kitchen. Eventually, the two hounds’ attentions turned to the balcony. And in an old case of beer, hidden among the junk, here are another two ounces of white powder, together with 2900 euros in banknotes of various denominations.
In Capuano, police specialists arrived after the arrest of an Egyptian drug dealer, surprised as he came out of a door in via Arquà with a couple of doses of hashish on him: the bulk of his supply (30 grams of “smoke” and a twenty balls already packed with cocaine) was seized in the basement of the building. The man had been seen shortly before in a nearby bar, in conversation with the 71-year-old, already reported by confidential sources as a drug wholesaler for the neighborhood.