Vadala may get 11 years for drug smuggling

Italian court expected to rule in his case in September.

Antonino Vadala at the Košice court session on April 20, which decided on his extradition. Antonino Vadala at the Košice court session on April 20, which decided on his extradition. (Source: TASR)

The Italian businessman from eastern Slovakia with links to the ‘Ndrangheta, Antonino Vadala, could get 11 years in prison for his involvement in international business with drugs, reported the Italian website La Nuova Venezia e Mestre.

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Vadala has been in Italian prison since May 2018. Following the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak, who wrote his last, unfinished story about Vadala, there have been reports about the links between the Italian and high governmental officials.

Italian investigators monitored 452 phone calls between Vadala and Mária Trošková between 2014 and 2015. During that time she served as an assistant to then PM Robert Fico, the Sme daily reported.

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