The cocaine, divided into 400 blocks worth around 30 million, was hidden in 14 bags inside a container carrying coffee from Brazil.
Genoa – It was sentenced to 10 years, with shortened procedure, Fabio Papa, the 50-year-old camallo arrested in February while trying to take some bags out of the port of Genoa Pra ‘with over 400 kilos of cocaine arrived hidden in a container aboard the MSC Adelaide ship. The deputy prosecutor of the Dda Federico Manotti, who had coordinated the investigation of the Gico della Guardia di Finanza, had asked for a 10-year sentence. A seafarer was also found dead with a stab wound on the ship, but the investigation ruled out a connection and the prosecutor dismissed the case as suicide.
Cocaine, divided into 400 loaves for a value of about 30 million, was hidden in 14 bags inside a container carrying coffee from Brazil. On the day of arrival, the yellow flames had placed some “suspicious” containers in a video surveillance area of the port terminal, with a ban on handling. During the night, the investigators had noticed, live, a man who with a fifth wheel was looking for one of the caissons to move it to an area without cameras. At that point the financiers intervened and arrested the camallo.
According to investigators of the Genoese DDA, the drug was destined for organized crime that bribes workers to be able to unload the drug in port with the so-called rip-off system which consists in placing the drug immediately behind the doors of the container so that it can be easily picked up by traffickers during the stop of goods in port areas. Investigations are underway to identify the accomplices of the port and the recipients of cocaine.
In mid-January, another 412 kilos of white powder had been seized in the port of La Spezia.
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