The Italian Police and Finance Guard discovered a large arsenal, with long weapons such as Kalashnikov submachine guns, during a search in Giugliano, in the province of Naples (south) following the trail of the criminal association headed by Raffaele Imperiale, a well-known mafioso and drug trafficker Arrested just under a year ago.
During the search carried out in a house, in a hidden compartment under the garage floor, an arsenal was found consisting of 38 short arms, 15 long arms, 30 chargers, 1 hand grenade, 2 silencers and 5,067 cartridges of various calibers. , explained today the Finance Guard.
Among the long weapons that were in the cache, some with special offensive capacity were seized, such as three Kalashnikov submachine guns, three sniper rifles equipped with an optical system, a sniper rifle and a shotgun, the source added in a statement.
They also found five bulletproof vests, four signaling posts and four bibs with logos of the police forces.
Imperiale, arrested on March 25, 2022, is a boss of the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia, known as "the millionaire" because he laundered money from drug trafficking by buying two Van Gogh paintings and is currently a collaborator of justice.
Specialized personnel are carrying out new investigations and ballistic analyzes of the seized weapons and the possible destination of the arsenal will be studied, the Finance Guard explained.
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