The drug-related murder of a 21-year-old Albanian last year leads to the probe of a gang of suspected drug dealers.
For years, they have successfully evaded law enforcement agents by hiding their cocaine in the Tuscan forest, which happens to be a boar-infested countryside in Italy.
Wiretap Of Gang Members Leads To The Discovery Of $22,000 Worth Of Cocaine
Police uncovered the smuggling operation in Tuscany after placing a wiretap on members of the gang, which according to The Local, consisted of three Albanians and an Italian.
While listening on a call, officials overheard one member of the gang complaining about the damage caused by a horde of wild boars who ruthlessly destroyed their cocaine stash with utter indifference.
Save for the presence of the wild boars, hiding a stash of cocaine worth $22,000 in the Tuscan forest would have been a brilliant idea.
Once this discovery was made, arresting the three Albanian suspects and one Italian suspect after that was rather swift.
As The Local reports, the horde of wild boars dug into a sealed package of cocaine as littered the Tuscan forest and nearby woodlands with its powdery contents.
An investigation by members of the task force revealed that the drugs originally came from Perugia.
Perugia is the capital city of both the province of Perugia and Umbria in central Italy.
The town is located about 164 kilometers (102 miles) north of Rome and 148 km (92 miles) southeast of Florence.
It covers a high hilltop and part of the valleys around the area.
The gang members smuggled the drugs from Perugia to the Tuscan forest near Montepulciano, where they peddled the drugs around Arezzo.
According to Fox News, the drug dealers had been quite prolific before their arrests.
They sold an average of two kilos per month at the rate of $90 and $120 per gram.
It was the drug-related murder of a 21-year-old Albanian in 2018 that brought the gang members’ activities to the law enforcement agent’s radar.