Soccer | The chief prosecutor of the Italian referees, arrested for drug trafficking, resigns
VALENCIA. The Italian Rosario D’Onofrio, chief prosecutor of the Italian Affiliation of Arbitrators (AIA), arrested by the Finance Guard in Milan (north) together with 42 others concerned in an investigation into worldwide drug trafficking between Spain and Italy, has resigned this Saturday from his place within the arbitration institution.
D’Onofrioun, a former Italian military officer referred to as ‘Rambo’, was arrested final Thursday as a part of an investigation carried out by the District Antimafia Directorate (DDA) and the Milan Monetary Guard and by which legislation enforcement companies participated. from Spain and the Netherlands.
In keeping with the primary investigations, the detainees had launched within the Italian area of Lombardy, whose capital is Milan, greater than six tons of marijuana and cannabis between 2019 and 2021, reported the Italian safety forces.
In the course of the police operation, the authorities seized nearly half a ton of medicine and a thousand refills of digital cigarettes primarily based on cannabinoids, a chemical substance that causes results just like these produced by the Hashish plant.
The previous AIA chief prosecutor was a part of the organized gang as a courier -of medicine and cash to launder it later- and as a logistics organizer to search out the very best locations to make deliveries.
D’Onofrio took benefit of his ex-military uniform to go unnoticed and ship in 2020, even throughout confinement.
The president of the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC), the Italian Gabriele Gavrina, declared this Saturday that he was stunned by what occurred and guaranteed that the physique he presides over “will make all the required choices to guard the repute of the world of soccer and arbitration.” .
“I’m stunned. I instantly requested the President of the AIA, Alfredo Trentalange, to tell me how the chief prosecutor had been chosen, since his appointment is the unique duty of the nationwide committee on the proposal of the president of the AIA. One factor is definite, The FIGC will take all vital choices to guard the repute of the world of soccer and refereeing.”
D’Onofrio joined the disciplinary AIA in 2013 and was appointed by Trentalange as head of the workplace that investigates attainable referee irregularities.