Five arrested for pastry extortion in Palermo-Italy
Payoffs in sweets and lottery tickets
(ANSA) – Palermo, February 22 – Police clampdowns in Palermo resulted in the arrest of five suspects Wednesday after undercover agents discovered payoffs in the form of pastries were being forcibly taken from a local shop.
Members of the Pagliarelli clan are being investigated for extorsion and Mafia activity.
The owners of the bakery being blackmailed were also forced to buy lottery tickets on a regular basis.