Lamezia Terme

'Four 'Ndrangheta extorsionists arrested in Lamezia Terme'

Alleged mobsters squeezed 100,000 euros from locals

'Four 'Ndrangheta extorsionists arrested in Lamezia Terme'

Lamezia Terme, January 11 - Three suspected members of the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta mafia were arrested Friday and a fourth is being sought by authorities in a probe into alleged extortion. Police arrested Nicola Gualtieri, 68, and Domenico and Giovanni Torcasio, 45 and 53 respectively. The men, all from the Cerra-Torcasio-Gualtieri clan, allegedly extorted more than 100,000 euros over the last 10 years from two local retailers of construction materials, who complained to authorities. Anti-mafia prosecutors Giuseppe Borrelli and Elio Romano issued the arrest warrants. "We are paying maximum attention to the Lamezia Terme area," Catanzaro Public Prosecutor Vincenzo Antonio Lombardo told reporters. "We have created the conditions in order to resist intimidation and extorsion. So there are businessmen who decided to resist organized crime". "We are going on in spite of the downsizing of police and magistrates in our district," Borrelli said. "We won't stop at the Torcasio clan. We will go after all criminal groups unrelentingly".

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su Gazzetta del Sud online

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

Le altre notizie

i più letti di oggi