Sicilian Mafia has lost another 150 million euros
According to the decision of the court of the city of Palermo, an operation against the mafia, called “secrets business”, was conducted, during which two “godfathers” of the Sicilian mafia - Bernardo Provenzano and Salvatore Lo Piccolo - were confiscated property for 150 million euros, a law enforcement official said.
Among the confiscated - luxury villas on the Mediterranean coast near the city of Trapani.
Such operations Italian forces of law and order recently carried out quite often. So, just a week ago, the financial guard of the city of Siracusa confiscated several houses, apartments, hangars and 52 units of construction equipment for a total of 10 million euros.
The property was taken from Angelo Monaco, a suspect that he is the head of the local mafia. According to the police, an entrepreneur with the help of organized crime took away the contracts won by other companies in tenders.
Earlier, the court of Palermo confiscated from the arrested bosses "Cosa Nostra"property worth more than 300 million euros: 14 companies, 102 houses, ten expensive cars and funds in 44 bank accounts.