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Police seize drugs worth 8 million euros in massive raid

Trafficking ring extended from northern Italy through Europe

Police seize drugs worth 8 million euros in massive raid

Trento, May 21 - Arrest warrants were issued for six people after police, assisted by more than 100 military personnel, smashed a drug trafficking ring based in northern Italy that reached across Europe. Police said Tuesday their investigation into the cocaine and marijuana trafficking operation included 35 searches across Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, Lombardy and Lazio and involved Italians, Albanians and North Africans. They seized 19 kilograms of cocaine and 170 kilograms of marijuana, with a street value of about 8 million euros, and impounded vehicles believed used to move drugs through the Brenner Pass through the Alps.

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