(ANSA) – NAPLES, JUL 28 – Murder and criminal association aimed at drug trafficking: these are the crimes investigated by the carabinieri of the Ros of Rome and those of Salerno who are carrying out a search decree against nine suspects at various title involved in the killing of Angelo Vassallo, the first citizen of Pollica, in the Salerno area. The “fisher mayor” who had not bowed to the Camorra.
The investigative hypothesis is that Vassallo was killed because he wanted to reveal a drug trafficking that gravitated around the tourist port of Acciaroli of which he had come to know.
Angelo Vassallo was shot dead on the night of 5 September 2010, in Acciaroli, a hamlet of Pollica, while he was returning home in his car.
The new investigations, explains the public prosecutor of Salerno Giuseppe Borrelli, also concern “the development and the real purposes” of a series of investigative activities implemented immediately after the crime, and without delegation from the competent Salerno Public Prosecutor, “which they had the effect of directing investigations towards subjects who were then completely unrelated to the murder “.
On the other hand, adds Borrelli, the search decree is based on “a part of the elements gathered in more than a decade of investigative activities carried out by the Salerno prosecutor since the day after the crime. fruitful investigative link with the Naples Anti-Mafia District Directorate “. A connection that allowed the results of technical activities carried out by the Neapolitan DDA to be used in other investigations.
The Public Prosecutor of Salerno specifies that the latest investigative hypotheses are “susceptible of further verification during the proceedings, also in light of the overall probative acquisitions, still covered by investigative secrecy”. (HANDLE).