The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Italian man, wanted in Italy on mafia-related charges, arrested in Malta

Sunday, 21 April 2019, 16:03 Last update: about 5 months ago

An Italian man wanted in Italy on charges related to the mafia has been arrested in Malta, the police said.

The 42-year-old resides in Swieqi, and was arrested in an operation called OP RICH which involved the participation of the Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Unit.

The man is well known in igaming circles and will be charged in court in the coming days before he is extradited.

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He is wanted in Italy in connection with associating himself with a criminal organisation and the taking of illegal bribes.

He is the sixth person to be arrested in Malta this year following a European Arrest Warrant issued against him.

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