At home with a stolen gun in 1988, arrested

Editorial staff 28 September 2021 12:10

Share He was hiding a stolen pistol in his house in 1988. For this reason, a 36-year-old from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, already known to the police, was arrested for illegal possession of a weapon and ammunition as well as for receiving stolen goods. To frame the man the nose of the Athos dog of the Nicolosi dog group, in support of the soldiers of the city of Longano. The carabinieri triggered the check after noticing suspicious movements of people near the arrested person’s home. Therefore, observation services were set up which confirmed the hypothesis that the narcotic substance could be held inside the home. Hence the house search that led to the discovery of the weapon, a Beretta 6.35 caliber, hidden behind the washing machine in a plastic casing also containing magazine and ammunition. The investigation revealed that the gun had been stolen from a house 33 years earlier. All the material found was seized and the gun was sent to the Ris of Messina for technical-ballistic analyzes. The 36-year-old was restricted to house arrest pending immediate trial.

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