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Luciano Scozzai, the ‘infiltrated’ policeman, has died

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(ANSA) – TRIESTE, APRIL 29 – Episodes like Serpico tell about him: a fearless policeman, unscrupulous if necessary.

Above all, his name bounced on national news in the 1990s because he was the first policeman to infiltrate a criminal organization. Or at least, so they tell it, and if he was not the first surely he was one of the first and among those who worked best. Luciano Scozzai, who died last night at the age of 80 at the Cattinara hospital, thanks to his actions of hidden insertion, after two years vanquished a Turkish-Calabrian organization, having over 50 people arrested.

Scozzai was born in 1942 in Tirana when Albania was occupied by the Italian regime, but he soon moved with his family to Friuli Venezia Giulia. Having entered the police at a very young age, he soon managed to be part of the Mobile Squad of the Trieste Police Headquarters, practically ending up representing its history, under the guidance of Sergio Petrosino and Giuseppe Padulano (who will become Quaestor years later). Finally he directed Mobile for about twenty years, forming a close-knit and effective group. Then, he was transferred to Bari, to the Anti-Mafia Investigation Department.

Those who knew him remember him driving a convertible Beetle or the handlebars of a black Guzzi V7. His own means but which, if necessary, he also used for work. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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