A 19-year-old boy and a teenager attacked by two minors under house arrest. Investigators: “They were chasing them for a kilo of hashish made to disappear from a hideout on the river”
Spice – They ask for help because they are threatened by two 17-year-old boys armed with cleaver and truncheon, but during the intervention the carabinieri discover that in reality it is a settlement of scores for a drug load that has disappeared into thin air. From victims to arrested, the step was short for a 19 – year – old boy and his 17 – year – old friend. The first was tried this morning directly, while the adolescent was dealt with by the Prosecutor’s Office for minors in Genoa: during the searches in their homes, more than half a kilo of hashish was found, 250 grams in the house of one, 300 grams in that of the other. The other two very young people involved in the affair were reported for aggravated threats and carrying arms.
In order to orientate in the affair, however, it is necessary to return to Monday afternoon. 112 receives some phone calls for a fight between young people in a hilly area of the city (The XIX Century decided not to indicate precisely the place where the fact happened to avoid making the minors involved in the affair identifiable in some way). In one of the reports specific reference is made to two boys in extreme difficulty because they were targeted by as many young men armed with cleaver and truncheon. The intervention of the Radiomobile is very delicate: the carabinieri somehow manage to stop the four protagonists of the episode and take them to the barracks to take them on record.
And it is at that point that the investigators discover that the affair is much more complex. After dozens of questions, one of the young people collapses and makes it clear that there is a load of drugs involved, to be precise a kilo of hashish disappeared into thin air.
“Thanks to a testimony, we were able to understand that the two minors armed with cleaver and truncheon ambushed the other two under the house for a very specific reason: they believe that we have made a kilo of drugs disappear. it was hidden along the bank of the Magra river, near Santo Stefano. Investigations are still underway, but from what we understand the two armed boys had given the task of guarding the hiding place to one of the targeted young people. From the house searches, in fact half a kilo of hashish was found, the other half could be kept hidden by a third person, whose position will be evaluated in the next few hours », observes a qualified investigative source.
The bullying hypothesis
But during the interrogation in front of the judge, directly, the nineteen year old (defended by the lawyer Pierpaolo Zambella) gave a different version. “I am a victim of bullying, the two armed boys did not give me respite, I stole them for drugs out of spite, I am not a drug dealer”, is the summary of his statements. And then the front of the investigations, coordinated by the prosecutor Alessandra Conforti, widens further. The investigations run on two parallel tracks: the other part of the drug load is hunted down and checks are carried out on the existence of a baby gang (therefore the components would be more than two) that sells in squares and schools in the province and terrifies anyone in their way.