Illicit waste trafficking is at the center of the operation of the Guardia di Finanza of Pordenone which carried out, in various Italian regions, arrests, searches and seizures (for 66 million euros) as delegated by the Public Prosecutor – District Anti-Mafia Directorate of Trieste. In the operation, called ‘Via della Seta’, 5 people were arrested while 53 are under investigation. The Yellow Flames have discovered a tax fraud of 300 million euros and the hidden transfer to China of 150 million.
The pact between Italian and Chinese crime
In detail, a pact was discovered between Italian and Chinese crime: the organization, of a transactional nature, commercialized ferrous materials and copper, brass, aluminum, which could be classified in the “non-hazardous metal waste” category, using fiscally fraudulent methods. The investigations were launched in 2018 following anomalous financial movements between a company based in the Czech Republic and a newly established company in the province of Pordenone.