Security boost on Lombardy rail routes

Salvini attends Milan Public Order and Security committee meeting. Italy's interior ministry is preparing to provide more security for passengers on train routes around Milan and across Lombardy....

New strain of synthetic heroin kills Milanese

Maximum alert for dangerous substance. Officials sounded a Level 3 (maximum) alert after a 39-year-old Milan man’s 2017 overdose death was determined to have been caused by a new strain of syntheti...

Mafia “a cancer” in Lombardy

400-page report commissioned by Lombardy region. Eight years after the then regional governor (and later minister of the interior) Roberto Maroni had denied the presence of the mafia in the north,...

Milan crime capital of Italy – Censis

Public perception negative, despite improvements. Milan is the province in which most crimes are committed in Italy: 237,365, or 9.5 per cent of the national total. The unenviable record is high...

Milan cops nab almost 3,000 tax evaders

Annual report by Milan Guardia di Finanza. Milan-based officers of Italy’s finance guards reported this week they have charged 2,893 people with tax evasion and related offences over the past year....

Milan to boost anti-crime patrols

More patrols on Milan streets. Milan is set to increase the number and visibility of police patrols and “Operation Safe Streets” army checkpoints to reassure residents and visitors that their secur...

Cocaine and hashish in Milan: 23 arrests

Carabinieri make drugs sweep in Milan. A major operation by the Carabinieri police has netted 23 members of a criminal organisation and over 300 kg of drugs. For 16 of the criminals – all of the...

Milan celebrates properties confiscated from the mafia

11-16 April. 6th edition of Milan’s legality drive. In a move to make residents aware of how Milan and Lombardy is successfully fighting organised crime, scores of properties sequestered from convict...

Berlusconi remanded for trial – again

Milan prosecutors fix new trial date. Silvio Berlusconi, the Milanese media magnate and three times former prime minister, is to stand trial on 9 May in Milan in yet another branch of the proceedin...

Tasers issued to Milan cops

Experimental deployment of electrical stun-gun in Milan. Tasers are being issued to police and carabinieri patrols in Milan as part of a nationwide experiment. Tasers are non-lethal electroshock wea...

“Cocaine king of Milan” nabbed in Uruguay

Milan judges request extradition One of Italy’s most wanted fugitives, on the run since 1995, has been arrested in Uruguay and is awaiting extradition to Italy. Rocco Morabito, 51, capo of a ‘nd...

Mafia presence “particularly intense” in Lombardy 

Organised crime strong in northern region. “No territory in the [Italian] north is immune from organised crime.” This is the conclusion of the parliamentary anti-mafia commission, whose president Ros...

Chinese “mobsters” released from jail

In Milan and other cities across the country. All 24 Chinese arrested on 18 January in Milan, Prato, Rome, Florence, Padua and Pisa in “Operation China Truck” have been released from jail by the re...

Chinese mobsters nabbed in Milan

Police make dawn raid in Milan’s Chinatown. Hundreds of Italian police on Thursday 18 January arrested 33 persons in Milan, Prato, Rome, Florence, Padua and Pisa on charges of belonging to a criminal...

Milan forum debates fight against the mafia

Milan convention hosted in confiscated villa. “We shouldn’t think the mafia has been defeated. These days it has quit speaking with arms and explosives, but it speaks by other means, infiltrating the...

Mafia dragnet in Milan nabs 24

Lombardy politics and business infiltrated. Milan police carried out a major operation at dawn on 26 September, arresting 24 suspected members or allies of the Calabrian ‘ndrangheta organised crime s...

“Blue Whale” self-harming fears unwarranted say Milan investigators

Milan confirms only one self-harming case. Milan detectives receiving numerous worried reports from parents, guardians and teachers about suspected “Blue Whale” activities insist that this “psychos...

Milan traffic cops win a Ferrari

Seized from the mafia. There’s little chance of illegal speeders getting away with it in Milan now, since the metropolitan police force has been equipped with a 320 kmh Ferrari 458 Spider. Seize...

Ex-CIA agent de Souza to be extradited to Milan

For involvement in Abu Omar kidnapping. Sabrina de Souza, a former undercover agent of the CIA, is to be extradited to Milan, her lawyer says. De Sousa, 61, was convicted in November 2009 of inv...

Former Expo manager to repay over €1 million

Angelo Paris was arrested in May 2014. Angelo Paris, former procurement planning manager for Expo Milan 2015 arrested for corruption in May 2014, has been sentenced to repay “at least €1 million”,...

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