Yesterday morning, the State Police and the Carabinieri – with the collaboration of the Albanian Police – they carried out 10 coercive precautionary measures issued by the District Anti-Mafia Directorate of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Milan, in the direction of a jail group composed of Italian and Albanian residents, beneath investigation, for various causes, for extreme crimes of affiliation for transnational crimes aimed towards facilitating illegal immigration, fraud in the direction of the Nationwide Properly being System, corruption, forgery offenses and illicit drug trafficking (a couple of of which can be to be considered narcotic, as they’re included throughout the Tables related to Presidential Decree 309/90).
On the equivalent time, a preventive seizure decree for equal aimed towards confiscation, equal to over 500,000.00 euros, on current accounts attributable to the suspects, calculated on the premise of the harm to the group ascertained up to now, was executed. The precautionary measures (6 in jail, 3 beneath residence arrest and 1 with signature obligation) and the searches have been carried out, with the coordination of EUROJUST, which organize a Frequent Investigation Crew (SIC), every on the Italian territory, throughout the provinces of Milan, Cremona and Monza and Brianza, every in Albania.
The operation, which arises on the end of the difficult and detailed investigations conventionally often called “exemption” ed “Illegal Properly being Tourism“, Launched in 2021 respectively by the Bergamo Mobile Squad and by the Antisophistication and Properly being Unit of the Milan Carabinieri, originates from the investigations carried out, beneath the coordination of the Bergamo Public Prosecutor’s Office, for aiding and abetting illegal immigration, forgery and corruption, related to the operation of a formalities coping with firm for immigrants in Treviglio (BG).
The emergence of profiles linked to the existence of an associative building, rooted in Milan, and aimed, amongst completely different points, at favoring illegal immigration in Italy, led to the transmission of the proceedings to the Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office – District Anti-Mafia Directorate. The investigative train was then continued and intensified moreover with a view to promptly reconstruct the operation of the affiliation.
The investigation is unique in its kind and has allowed the reconstruction of a jail affiliation, working between the province of Milan and Albania, capable of providing Albanian residents with a heterogeneous differ of suppliers, resembling entry to pricey effectively being suppliers. , at public and private-affiliated hospitals in Lombardy; the becoming to enter Italy, apparently for effectively being causes, even throughout the interval throughout which journey was restricted on account of pandemic emergency. A continuing “black” market of remedy was moreover reconstructed which, obtained by the affiliation in Italy, in fraud of the Nationwide Properly being Service, and with the complicity of some pharmacies, have been illegally exported to Albania and illegally purchased there. This was made doable by a elaborate system that allowed illegal entry to Italy for Albanian residents (subsequently not part of the European Union), a couple of of whom benefited, with out qualification and due to the complicity of medical docs and nurses serving in hospitals throughout the Province of Milan, of pricy medical care on the expense of the NHS, which was moreover equipped by circumventing the prolonged prepared lists.
In the middle of the train, a widespread neighborhood of corruption of medical docs and nurses working in public hospitals and first private effectively being constructions beneath the settlement emerged. By way of a widespread penetration into the Lombard effectively being system, with entangled in some important hospitals, the group was ready to obtain the discharge, by corrupt medical docs, of false certifications certifying the need, throughout the palms of Albanian residents, of urgent care effectively being suppliers in Italy and, thus, allowing the foreigner to enter the nationwide territory. The group, on account of a scientific corruptive train of public staff, obtained the issue of effectively being enjoying playing cards throughout the determine of abroad matters, who would not have been entitled to them, and this with a view to reap the advantages of effectively being suppliers, if really cherished, or of the buying exempt remedy.
Among the many many remedy obtained, even in full pandemic emergency, in fraud to the Nationwide Properly being System, and despatched to the Albanian market, there was moreover “Clexane” or “Enoxaparin”, an anticoagulant used throughout the medical treatment of Covid 19 victims, which, as is well-known , the demand far exceeding the present was troublesome to hunt out. The train moreover made it doable to find out a citizen of Albanian origin, naturalized Italian, considered the hyperlink between the jail affiliation and diversified unfaithful public staff who, benefiting from its systemic corruptive advantages, lent themselves to fraudulently register non-EU residents throughout the database of the SSR of the Lombardy Space, to allow them to illicitly carry out non-urgent medical care, with the relative expense solely borne by the Italian state.
Particularly, by the photographs captured by the environmental interception positioned throughout the office of a supervisor of the Choice and Revocation Office and enrollments throughout the Regional Properly being Service of the ASST “Fatebenefratelli – Sacco” in Milan, it was doable to reconstruct not solely fairly a couple of donations of cash, made to the latter on behalf of the affiliation, however as well as extra episodes throughout which the aforementioned public employee proceeded to enroll fraudulent to the Nationwide Properly being Service of the Lombardy Space of additional non-eligible abroad residents, receiving compensation of a sexual nature. Ol together with the conduct associated to the considerable fraud to the NHS with the provision of effectively being suppliers and medicines in favor of Albanian non-EU residents, proof was acquired in regards to the facilitation of illegal immigration: the affiliation was ready to provide certifications with a view to allow Albanian residents to enter the nationwide territory, for the purpose of medical treatment, falsely certifying that the beneficiary was affected by a sickness for which he wanted to go to the Italian territory for urgent and life-saving medical treatment, an expedient that allowed some matters to enter illegally in Italy, even by means of the acknowledged restrictions on account of pandemic. The investigations, moreover developed with cellphone and environmental wiretapping, moreover made it doable to:
- seize medicines (along with for “Clexane”, remedy for the treatment of female fertility and opioids) for a value of Euro 20,000, which corresponds to the standard weekly value of the remedy obtained by defrauding the Nationwide Properly being System and despatched to Albania;
- confirm a minimal of 82 irregular registrations of Albanian matters to the NHS, who cherished a minimal of 383 outpatient suppliers solely between January 2020 and June 2021, along with a minimal of 1,554 between specialist visits, hospitalizations and prescriptions, all in entire exemption regime. It must be well-known that among the many many remedy defrauded (and positioned on the clandestine market) there are moreover a considerable quantity of remedy included throughout the drug tables: subsequently, aside from the affiliation, the violation of the legal guidelines on remedy may also be contested.
The difficult investigative train was developed, beneath the coordination of Eurojust, moreover in Albania, with coordination between the Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office – Milan District Directorate and the Explicit Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office – Explicit Anti Corruption Development (SPAK) Albanian. By way of the Joint Investigation Crew, investigations have been carried out aimed towards determining the terminal channels for the sale of medicines, ending up fairly a couple of searches moreover in the direction of medical docs on accountability at hospital facilities in Tirana. The investigation continues to be ongoing and a number of other different searches and acquisitions of paperwork are being carried out on diversified targets in Milan and the Province.
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