According to il Quotidiano del Sud.it, “62 kilograms” of cocaine – split “into 55 blocks” – have been seized, in the “port of Gioia Tauro” (Southern Italy), by the officers of the Guardia di Finanza (“provincial command of Reggio Calabria”) and “officials of the Italian Customs Agency (“Agenzia delle Dogane”) – Anti-fraud Office of Gioia Tauro (“Ufficio Antifrode di Gioia Tauro”). The coordination has been assured by the District direction against mafia (“Direzione distrettuale antimafia”).
The seizure prevented the illegal substance to be “put on the market”. In that case, the (organised crime) ‘ndràngheta would have been able to earn “more than 12 million euros” (ibidem).
Following a “sequence” of controls on documents and “suspect containers”, the “drug has been found in two big bags hidden in a container carrying wood, coming from Arica (Chile) and addressed to Ploče (Croatia)”.
A concrete contribution to the inspection has also been provided by the “scanner devices” of the “Agenzia delle Dogane” and by the police dogs of the “Guardia di Finanza” (ibidem).