Messina, 30 kg of marijuana hidden in an ambulance: maxi seizure at the jetties

The Financiers of the Provincial Command of Messina have seized, at the jetties of the ferries that connect Sicily to Calabria, about 30 pounds of marijuana, concealed aboard an ambulance, identified during the checks carried out on the vehicles that disembark from the ferries coming from Villa San Giovanni.

The operation was carried out as part of the intensification of the economic control activity of the territory ordered by the Top Authority and thanks to the consolidated investigative experience gained by the Fiamme Gialle of the Messina Group, thanks to the precious help of drug dogs of the Canine Section of the same department.

In this context, the soldiers of the Peloritan unit were attracted by the attitude of the anti-drug dog Ghimly, highly specialized in operations of this kind, who smelled something suspicious: the intuition was then confirmed by the inspection of the rescue vehicle, which, instead of transporting those in need of assistance, as apparently it might seem, hid the ” amazing ”surprise: beyond 50 packs of marijuana, for a total of about 30 kilos.

The young German shepherd, after a first routine external survey, showed evident signs of the presence of a significant load of narcotic substance, which was actually found.

The drug, ready to invade the thriving Sicilian market, it could have resulted in illicit retail sales earnings of approximately 300,000.00 EUR.

The driver, MF cl. 81, Messina, resident in the district of Santa Lucia, whose family unit receives the “citizenship income”, he was then arrested in the act of crime for drug trafficking and subsequently subjected to precautionary custody in prison, awaiting trial, at the disposal of the Messina Judicial Authority.

As well as the accomplice of the traffic, FG cl. 75, also from Messina, residing in the Aldisio district, burdened with a criminal record, who received “Basic income”, was arrested and associated with the Gazzi Prison.

Upon completion of the check, cash, cell phones and one were also seized “blanks” gun without the red cap.

Today’s operation testifies to the continuous and daily commitment of the Guardia di Finanza and the Messina Public Prosecutor’s Office to protect legality and made it possible to prevent the placing on the illegal market of a considerable quantity of drugs which, as is well known, constitutes the source of income for local criminal organizations, including those of mafia origin.

In times of pandemic in which, as is well known, the controls of the Police Forces are more pressing to avoid unnecessary and dangerous gatherings and, as is also known, unmotivated movements between Regions are still prohibited, criminal organizations need to exploit any means. in order not to lose slices of illicit market and make the narcotic reach its destination: this time, however, the nose of the four-legged Yellow Flame prevented them from carrying out their criminal plan.

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