The Italian authorities have arrested 15 individuals on charges of terrorism and aiding and abetting clandestine immigration to Italy. They allegedly belong to a criminal organization that offered journeys on fast dinghies from Tunisia to Sicily for 2,500 euros.
Palermo carabinieri carried out 15 arrest warrants in Palermo, Trapani, Caltanissetta and Brescia on Thursday morning. The arrests had been requested by Italian DDA anti-mafia and anti-terrorism forces. Those arrested have been charged with aiding and abetting of clandestine immigration, tobacco smuggling, illegally bringing migrants into the country, and illegally exercising financial intermediation activities.