Before the searches of the Yellow Flames in the offices of companies that work for Fincantieri (and in the homes of one dozen executives suspected of corruption among private individuals), it was the carabinieri who discovered that the Bengali community in Veneto makes great use of that drug. At the beginning of October the soldiers of the Investigative Unit of Venice, in collaboration with those of the station of Rome Quadraro, they had arrested a wholesaler (Loftor Mohammad, a 40-year-old Bengali) and seized 31,000 tablets, the largest amount of this drug ever found in Italy. They were hidden in the background of a suitcase and had a retail value of 200 thousand euros. The operation "Yaba Smuggler" of the carabinieri (with six suspects for drug dealing) is now welded with "Global Pay" of Finance. Let's see why. Loftor is accused of having supplied drugs to a fellow countryman who lives in Mestre and who then sold the red, light or dark tablets, engraved with the letters "R" or "WY". The price ranges from 4 to 10 euros per tablet.
Among the main users there are the Bengalis who constitute the second most populous community in Venice after the one living in Rome. The carabinieri questioned dozens of people who admitted that they had bought the tablets. Among them there are numerous workers employed at Fincantieri. And here is what is more than a suspect. Workers who earn an average of 5-6 euros per hour to build large ships and furnishing them are subjected to exhausting rhythms, as shown by the Finance investigation. To meet delivery times, they are forced to work far beyond working hours, without having to pay overtime. Indeed, based on the "global pay" system, they see average earnings decrease.
Two of the pushers identified by the carabinieri worked for Pz Company Srl in Via Cappuccina, in Mestre, a company that has subcontracts in Fincantieri. But there are other precedents. A year ago, in December 2018, a shipbuilding worker was blocked: in the backpack he had 800 tablets of Yaba purchased by the Roman wholesaler. Previously a Bengali courier had been stopped at the "Marco Polo" airport in Venice.
The Venetian prosecutor Giorgio Gava, in the decree of seizure of the operation "Global pay" wrote: "It emerged that the workers of multiple companies that have carried out grinding and carpentry operations at the Marghera plant of Fincantieri, have paid their workers in total terms differ from pay slips, without any recognition of paid leave, overtime, festive work and sick leave ".