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Italian Police Arrest 30 Suspected Nigerian Gang Members
Crime

Italian Police Arrest 30 Suspected Nigerian Gang Members

Italian police have carried out raids across the country, arresting some 30 people suspected of operating for the Nigerian mafia syndicate. Police say they face about 100 charges including drug and people trafficking, prostitution and internet fraud. The gang allegedly used the Bitcoin cryptocurrency to carry out clandestine financial transactions on the dark web. emerged from Nigeria in the 1970s, where they carried out rape, mutilation, and ritual murders. They went on to build a powerful international network. Inside Nigeria's deadly and secretive campus cults "There is evidence that the members had a direct connection with the Nigerian gang, drawing on the same vocabulary, symbols and affiliation rituals," Italian police said. hose arrested are accused of using Bit...
200 Italian Police Arrest Nigerian Mafia Gangsters
Crime

200 Italian Police Arrest Nigerian Mafia Gangsters

More than 200 police took part in a major operation against the Nigerian mafia in Italy on Wednesday led by the flying squads of Turin and Ferrara. Police made dozens of arrests against the Nigerian mafia organization called Arobaga Vikings or Norsemen Kclub International, organized into local cells called Decks and present in many Italian cities. National leaders of the mafia, which deals mainly in prostitution and drug trafficking were arrested. They included 50-year-old Emmanuel Okenwa aka 'Boogye', an AfroBeat DJ and the self-styled "King of Ferrara". In all, 31 people were arrested in Ferrara. A further 43 were taken into custody in Turin, including several women who allegedly ran prostitution rackets. Bologna preliminary investigations judge Gianluca Petragnani ...
Italian Minister, Matteo Salvini In Trouble For Tweet On ‘Nigerian Mafia Arrests’
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Italian Minister, Matteo Salvini In Trouble For Tweet On ‘Nigerian Mafia Arrests’

An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday took the unusual step of criticising far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini claiming one of his tweets about “Nigerian mafia arrests” was compromising a Police operation. Anti-immigrant Salvini, who is also deputy prime minister and a big user of social media, tweeted about a swoop on the Italian Mafia in Sicily and immediately afterwards about the “arrest in Turin of 15 other Nigerian mafia members.” However, the chief prosecutor in the northern city, Armando Spataro, said in a statement that while there were 15 arrest warrants, they were not all for mafia-related crimes and, most notably, not all the suspects had yet been arrested. Some of the suspects were “still being sought”, Spataro said, noting that police usually wait for a prosecut...

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