Extortion, criminal association and theft, nine arrests of the Carabinieri of Rho

Using an “operational base”, located in the nomad camp in via “Chiesa Rossa”, they identified the targets to be hit

There are 9 Italians, 8 of whom are of Roma ethnicity

Brilliant operation of the Carabinieri of the Company of Rho

The Carabinieri of the Company of Rho carried out 7 custody orders in prison e 2 ordinances for the application of the obligation of presentation to the judicial police, issued by the GIP of the Court of Milan, against 9 Italians, of which 8 of Roma ethnicity, responsible for various reasons of extortion as well as criminal association aimed at the commission of aggravated thefts and receiving stolen cars and work vehicles to the detriment of individuals and companies operating in the provinces of Milan, Pavia and Varese.

The investigations began after the discovery of a car with cloned number plates in Lainate

The investigation, initiated by the Operational Section of the Compagnia di Rho and coordinated and directed within the VII Department of the Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office, originated from the discovery of a theft car with cloned plates affixed to it, which took place in the municipality of Lainate on February 4, 2020, and also carried out through technical telephone and video interception activities, made it possible to identify the perpetrators of 13 thefts and 8 episodes of receiving stolen goods, for a pecuniary damage amounting to over 700 thousand euros, consisting of the economic value of 2 cars , 4 trucks and 11 work vehicles. Furthermore, the findings carried out during the investigation activities allowed the recovery and return to the legitimate owners of 16 vehicles

The operational base in the nomad camp in via Chiesa Rossa in Milan

The investigations made it possible to ascertain that the suspects, using an “operational base”, located in the nomad camp in via “Chiesa Rossa” in Milan, and a “logistics base”, in an industrial area of ​​Pieve Emanuele, initially identified the objectives to be hit as a result of targeted inspections. Then, often misrepresented by workers with reflective bibs, and using numerous cellular users and sim-cards fictitiously registered to third parties and specially exchanged during the shots to make it more difficult to match each user to a single user, they made use of means of transport in turn of stealth origin, in order to remove the means of work and lead them to isolated places in industrial areas of the province or leaving them on the public road where they had set up fictitious road construction sites, waiting for the subsequent recovery. Subsequently, the network of fences connected to the criminal association took care of agreeing a price for the vehicles thus removed, which were then hidden inside the trailers of articulated lorries, driven by compliant drivers, and transported to different locations in Eastern Europe.


Extortion criminal association theft arrests Carabinieri Rho

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