Plot to form Nazi Party un­cov­ered

Ital­ian po­lice ar­rest 19 far-right ex­trem­ists, find­ing weapons and a range of para­pher­na­lia across the coun­try.

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Ital­ian po­lice ar­rested 19 far-right ex­trem­ists in raids across the coun­try that un­cov­ered a cache of weapons and a range of Nazi para­pher­na­lia.

The sus­pects were try­ing to form the Ital­ian Na­tional So­cial­ist Work­ers Party and were mak­ing con­tacts in south­ern Europe, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice state­ment that said their op­er­a­tion, dubbed Black Shad­ows, was the re­sult of two years of in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Mem­bers of the nascent party were plan­ning to strike a head­quar­ters of an or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to sec­ond World War par­ti­sans in Mi­lan or Rome, daily la Repub­blica re­ported. At least one ring leader, dubbed Miss Hitler, had at­tended a na­tion­al­ist move­ment con­ven­tion in Lis­bon.

The po­lice said the head trainer of the self­styled mili­tia was a mem­ber of the Cal­abria-based ‘Ndrangheta mafia.

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