Matera

Police arrest 24 in drug operation across southern Italy

Charges include thefts from seniors, disabled

Police arrest 24 in drug operation across southern Italy

Matera, October 25 - Police said Thursday they have arrested 24 people and are searching for more they say were part of a drug-and-theft ring. Police say the thefts usually targeted senior citizens and the disabled in the provinces of Matera and Taranto with the proceeds used to buy drugs including heroin, cocaine, hashish and marijuana. Drugs were also sold by the same gang in Matera schools to underage students.

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