Cops nab six, seize a ton of marijuana

Street value of three million euros

Cops nab six, seize a ton of marijuana

Catania, November 28 - Police in the Sicilian city of Catania have arrested six people and seized one ton of marijuana worth three million euros, anti-mafia investigators said Monday. The suspects have been identified as Angelo Morabito, 42 , Giuseppe Portale, 45, Santo Russo, 41, Antonino Napoli, 50, Natale Pulvirenti, 54, and Girolamo Zappalà, 56. They have been jailed on charges of trafficking a large quantity of drugs. Investigators started monitoring the suspects in the local Picanello district and carried out the operation after a tip from an informant. The suspects were arrested on November 24 while the were transporting the drug aboard a truck from Calabria to Sicily.

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