Italian Police
Italian Police Image Source: POLIZIA DI STATO

dpa/GNA – About 30 people were detained on Sicily on Tuesday as Italian police launched raids on the Mediterranean island against people who have allegedly been offering drugs to children and conducting deals near school grounds.

About 150 police officers participated in the raid in the coastal city of Syracuse, according to the Carabinieri. Police said the gang had been selling cocaine, crack, has and other illegal products, sometimes reaching daily sales of 25,000 euros (30,000 dollars).

The suspects, who are accused of forming a criminal gang, also face charges of weapons possession.

Large police raids against drug gangs are common in Italy, where Mafia groups often play a role in the trade.

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleThree media employees killed in eastern Afghanistan
Next articleIslamist terrorists storm town in Nigeria, attack aid workers
The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here