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Le blog de Claudio Meloni

translator - traducteur
Rome - Italie
  • The London palace and the scam to the Vatican

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    In 2013 the Vatican signed an agreement with the Luxembourg investment fund Athena. A building estimated 160 million euros and located at no. 60 of Sloane Avenue in Chelsea, London, has been sold by a multinational real-estate company charged of the management, to a company incorporated in the Jersey Island. When the investment fund got liquidated the money never came back to the Vatican.
  • More powerful than heroin

    Fentanyl was brought into the US for the first time in 2013, coming from China, most of it shipped by mail. Now the largest part of it is smuggled from Mexico, where it has replaced the more difficult to find heroin. The increasing amount of Fentanyl seized along the Mexican border by the patrol police shows the growing flow of this drug smuggled from that country.
  • US: first decline since 1999 in opioid deaths

    Fentanyl Fentanyl
    On July 19th Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed a 5.1% drop related to 2018 drug overdose deaths compared to the year before. This is the first time since 1999 US registered a fallen of deaths caused by drugs. However, overdose connected to fentanyl still rose. Fentanyl is still a bestseller in the illegal drugs market.
  • Chronicle of an evasion foretold

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    Rocco Morabito Rocco Morabito
    Prison director where Rocco Morabito was detained resigns after investigations find out that was impossible for the Italian mob and his inmates to escape without the help of prison guards. But last year the intelligence, working inside the prison, discovered that he was offering 80.000 USD to a prison officer for helping him to flee.
  • International investigation on a cocaine affaire

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    An investigation into an international smuggling ring of cocaine following the discovery in the port of Genoa of 100 kg of drug
  • 1980: heroin smuggling threat for USAF transportation system

    Europe, Africa, Middle East Europe, Africa, Middle East
    On 21 July 1980 Department of The Air Force released a study on vulnerabilities of the USAF Transportation System in relation to the Heroin Smuggling Threat. Internal investigative activities verify that during the wide spreading of the report no case of international traffic has been detected in Europe, nor in the countries bordering the United States.
  • Paris: the trial of an alleged British drug kingpin

    Robert Dawes Robert Dawes
    Robert Dawes, English drug kingpin, was arrested in Spain in November 2015. Two years after the 1.3 tons of cocaine he's alleged trafficking were discovered inside two dozen unregistered suitcases on a French flight landed in Paris from Caracas
  • "El Chapo" trial in New York

    El Chapo's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, described his client just as one of the leaders of the Sinaloa cartel. He also added that most of his power came from corruption among mexican politicians and government officials. US Attorney Assistant Adam Fels warned him to pertain on facts.
  • The US meth crisis

    After opioid one US are facing another epidemic: methamphetamine abuse. Meth predominance over other drugs is due to the ease with which this drug is made, considering that production process can also be done at home. Crystal meth is estimated the most addictive substance available in the drug market, but also the most dangerous.
  • Mysterious Mena

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    Barry Seal Barry Seal
    The career of the big cocaine smuggler Adler Barriman Seal started in the late '70's with small quantities of marijuana, arriving to cooperate in the early 80's with the Medellin Cartel. After being arrested and sentenced to 10 years of prison he began to cooperate with DEA as an informant.