Following a blitz conducted by the Italian Ros police, was undone a group of smugglers of migrants, whose leader was a Tunisian converted to the jihad. Thus, ROS agents, coordinated by the prosecutor’s office of Santa Maria Capua Vetere, arrested eight foreigners on charges of criminal association aimed at illegal immigration and falsification of documents. The district prosecutor’s office in Naples investigates one of the recipients of the precautionary measure, considered to be the leader, also for terrorism.
The head of the criminal organization had self-declared through the web. The police were able to track the man, because of his favorable Facebook comments on the recent attacks in Paris. His self-declaration was a gradual process and involved also the activity of the group.
According to the findings of the police, the criminal organization predisposed complacent textile companies to create fake labor contracts and payrolls in favor of other North African immigrants, allowing them to obtain a residence permit for work and regularize their position in Italy.
“I will support Isis as long as I live. And if I die, I urge you to partake in it.” This is one of the conversations regarding the Tunisian, intercepted by the police on 25 January 2015. According to the investigators, the man was talking exactly about the self-styled Islamic State, for which he was also spreading propaganda on social networks. The Tunisian man has also done research on the internet, looking for material about jihadists, such as images of armed mujahedeen.