Modena – Assets worth around 13 million euros and bank accounts in Lithuania and Romania were confiscated in Reggio Emilia, Modena, Parma, Perugia, Crotone and Cutro (Crotone) from 10 people, four of whom are in prison because they are believed to be affiliated with the ‘Ndrangheta , in particular to the clan of Nicolino Grande Aracri.
The measure against a family from Cutro rooted in Reggio Emilia had been requested by the director of the Dia-Anti-Mafia Investigation Department, after the investigations into infiltrations of organized crime of Calabrian origin in the business sectors of Emilia Romagna. Thus, 23 properties are handed over to the National Agency for the administration and destination of assets seized and confiscated from organized crime (Anbcs), of which four in Reggio Emilia, six in Bibbiano (Reggio Emilia), three in Vezzano sul Crostolo (Reggio Emilia ), nine in Montecchio Emilia (Reggio Emilio) and one in Cutro (Crotone), four lands for a total of almost five hectares, of which one in Perugia, one in Reggio Emilia and two in Crotone, as well as thirteen vehicles including cars, scooters and trucks. Furthermore, eight companies with offices in Italy and abroad were confiscated, in particular three in Parma, one in Reggio Emilia, one in Modena and three in Romania, active in the construction sector, a sole proprietorship with headquarters in Montecchio Emilia , as well as 45 current accounts, passbook savings accounts, policies, safety deposit boxes, debit/credit cards between Italy, Lithuania and Romania, of which ten held in the name of companies and 39 accounts held in the name of individuals attributable, for the most part, to the ten recipients of the measure. The other assets already seized were sold and the proceeds went to the state. In 2014, the court of Reggio Emilia had urgently ordered an asset seizure and entrusted the assets to a judicial administrator, at the request of the investigators of the Dia operations center in Florence who had detected an attempt by a family member of the suspects to divert large sums of money : he had asked to convert securities worth hundreds of thousands of euros. In 2018, the investigations conducted by the investigative unit of the Carabinieri of Modena as part of the ‘Æmilia’ operation allowed the Bologna Dda to obtain an extension of that measure of kidnapping. In 2020 the confiscation was reached, which became definitive after a definitive judgment by the Court of Cassation.