Oil heiress among dozens arrested as Italian police disrupt mafia fuel fraud

Oil heiress among dozens arrested as Italian police disrupt mafia fuel fraud

The Guardian

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Anna Bettozzi was found with €300,000 in cash when her Rolls-Royce was pulled over in 2019

Dozens of people have been arrested, including an oil heiress and singer who was found with €300,000 (£260,000) in cash when her Rolls-Royce was pulled over in 2019, as Italian police disrupted a massive fuel fraud by mafia groups.

Police also seized nearly €1bn in assets linked to mafia money laundering and tax fraud through oil products in a series of scams known as “Operation PetrolMafias”.

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