The irregularity of the helmets emerged from the investigations carried out by the Naples prosecutor’s office, a large part of which was already available in the points of sale. Here’s how it went
29 maggio 2023
The Naples command of the financial police has implemented a decree of preventive seizure, issued by the investigating judge of the Court of Naples at the request of the Neapolitan prosecutor’s office, against a company that imports helmets. According to the findings of the agents, i motorcycle helmets did not comply with the homologation requirements established by Community law. The shocking fact is that a percentage (the total of helmets would amount to about 4500 individual units) would have been used by the police.
In detail, the seizure by the soldiers of the II Group of Naples concerns helmets modular, half jet e jet. 3600 were found in the warehouses of the importing company, while 869 others directly to the 43 offices of unsuspecting dealers, ready to be sold.
Using a non-approved helmet, as well as being prohibited, carries a great risk to the wearer. For this reason, the existence of a safety risk of helmet users. The legal representative and the administrator of the manufacturing company are under investigation for hypotheses of fraud in public supplies since, as specified above, a part of the seized materials had been sold to the Public Administration. The suspects are now under investigation and therefore presumed innocent until the final sentence.