Vadala escorted to Italy

The Italian entrepreneur is prosecuted there for drug-related crimes.

Antonino VadalaAntonino Vadala(Source: TASR)

Italian entrepreneur living in eastern Slovakia, Antonino Vadala, left for Italy on May 15 from Vienna, escorted by two police officers, the Noviny.sk website reported.

Vadala was extradited to Italy based on an international arrest warrant issued by the Venice court. He is accused in Italy of drug-related crimes.

Read also:Slovakia to extradite Vadala to Italy for prosecution

Vadala arrived in the Schwechat airport in the morning, with Slovak police officers handing him to their Austrian colleagues. They later transported him to the airport where he waited for the flight in a prison cell, Noviny.sk wrote.

Apart from the Italian charges, Vadala is also prosecuted in Slovakia. He is accused of subvention fraud and harming the interests of the European Communities. Back in 2009, he allegedly wanted the Agricultural Paying Agency to pay him a subsidy of nearly €120,000, according to Noviny.sk.

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