March 18, 1987 |
Police arrested more than 60 people Tuesday as part of a roundup conducted against an alleged narcotics smuggling ring, Italian officials said.
April 15, 1988 |
Police in Rome arrested three South Americans after a raid on their home led to the seizure of 11 pounds of pure cocaine with an estimated street value of $6 million, Italian news reports said Thursday.
February 20, 1989 |
Two drug smugglers trapped by the coast guard off southern Italy sought to destroy the evidence by sinking their yacht--but the hashish packed in plastic sacks bobbed to the surface. Customs officers said they recovered 76 sacks of hashish, weighing two tons. The two men, an Italian and a Frenchman, were caught trying to flee in a rubber dinghy and were charged with drug smuggling. The yacht was believed to have left the Yugoslav port of Dubrovnik on Saturday bound for Malta.
March 8, 1990 |
A teen-ager who sent airport sniffer dogs into a frenzy was arrested carrying 1,000 Batman stickers coated with the hallucinogenic drug LSD, police said Wednesday. The 19-year-old Italian was stopped by customs men in Milan after drug-tracking dogs began barking wildly. In his pockets, he had four sheets of postage stamp-size Batman stickers that contained traces of LSD.