(ANSA) – PALERMO, JUN 14 – Anti-mafia operation in one of the historic neighborhoods of Cosa Nostra in Palermo, that of Santa Maria di Gesù. The Carabinieri del Ros, with the support of the military of the provincial command of Palermo, of the helicopter group arrested 24 people, accused of mafia-type association, extortion, association aimed at drug trafficking, robbery and fraudulent transfer of valuables.
According to the investigations, they are part of the mafia family of Villagrazia and Santa Maria di Gesù, on the eastern outskirts of the city. The precautionary custody order (21 in prison and three under house arrest) was issued by the investigating judge of Palermo at the request of the local DDA. The investigations were coordinated by the Deputy Prosecutor Paolo Guido and the Deputy Prosecutors Dario Scaletta and Luisa Bettiol. (HANDLE).