Plot to form Nazi Party uncovered
Italian police arrest 19 far-right extremists, finding weapons and a range of paraphernalia across the country.
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.