Cell phones and drugs for the prisoners of Catanzaro, the Cosentino “courier” goes to house arrest

Cell phones and drugs for the prisoners of Catanzaro, the Cosentino “courier” goes to house arrest
Cell phones and drugs for the prisoners of Catanzaro, the Cosentino “courier” goes to house arrest
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After a month spent behind bars, Franco Tormento, 62-year-old Cosentino gets house arrest. He was finished in handcuffs on August 17 as the protagonist of a reckless mission: introduce in the prison of Catanzaro, twenty mobile phones, one hundred grams of hashish and ten of cocaine, a fake identity card and a blank gun. The attempt was unsuccessful, because the carabinieri were waiting for him at the gate that day and barely allowed him time to park the car near the prison and then swoop down on him without fail.

The burning load, Tormento, was partly sewn into the clothes, and the rest was scattered inside the passenger compartment, hidden under the carpets or in ad hoc gaps. The men in uniform have recovered everything, almost as if they already knew where to put their hand, which is why there is no doubt about it: they were on his ribsproving that, with a good probability, the episode falls within a wider investigation with the Siano penitentiary at its center.

Who was that goods intended for? A question to which, for the moment, it is not possible to associate answers. The unsuspected courier – he is practically cleansed – has a son held in that prison, a 30-year-old with a history of drugs, theft and resistance. Was he the recipient of the forbidden package? And how did he, his father, think of passing the checks? On what complicity could he count on? If he could count on it.

Faced with these questions, the person concerned almost immediately stiffened. And before the judge he made use of the right not to answer. After his arrest, his lawyer Mario Scarpelli presented copious medical documents with the intent of certifying their incompatibility with the prison regime. A month ago, his request to mitigate the measure was not successful, but re-proposed in the past few hours, he made a breach in the investigating judge. According to the judge, in fact, at the moment house arrest is sufficient to satisfy the precautionary needs of the case.

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And so, while Torment awaits the start of the trial, scheduled for September 27, at home, the investigators are busy making sense of a story that still has too many gray areas. That load of mobile phones, which he contemplated smartphones and nanocells, it seemed intended not for a single person, but for a slice of the prison population. And what was the reproduction of that Beretta for? In this regard, the investigations are continuing in an atmosphere of absolute confidentiality.

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The article is in Italian

Tags: Cell phones drugs prisoners Catanzaro Cosentino courier house arrest

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