Italian man arrested for aiding mafia organisation


A 42 year old Italian man from Swieqi, has been arrested under a European Arrest Warrant.

The man is accused of aiding a mafia organisation.

In a police statement, it is understood that the man was caught today during an operation entitled ‘OP RICH’ which was preceded by days of surveillance.

According to the police, the Italian national was well known in iGaming circles in Malta.

He is expected in court in the coming days where his extradition process is set to begin.

The same man was requested by the Italian authorities on the basis of organization, management and collection of illegal betting and money to facilitate the mafia organization.