Friday, August 12th, 2011

Italian Policemen Dress Up Like Gladiators For Undercover Sting Operation

"For the police operation officers dressed up as gladiators themselves to infiltrate the gangs. Other officers, disguised as dustbin men and members of the public, took part in the raid. They came to the rescue of colleagues who were set upon by angry gladiators. Police say the arrested men came from seven families, and were working with five tourist agencies that control the market for guides at the Colosseum. They had divided up tourist sites such as the Colosseum, the Piazza Venezia, and St Peter's Basilica, according to police, and were defending their territory with violence."
Some lucky policemen in Rome just got to take part in the best undercover operation of their careers.

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IBentMyWookie (#133)

Hmm. Policemen + gladiators, but no Sicha byline? Does not compute.

jfruh (#713)

Huh, I assumed they were working undercover at a bunga-bunga party.

Smitros (#5,315)

This needs to be a feature film.

DMcK (#5,027)

London should check in with Russell Crowe on how to crack down on criminals.

Berlusconi's Italy = Fellini's Satyricon

stuffisthings (#1,352)

Not as good as the time the mayor of Prague personally dressed up as "an Italian" (with sunglasses and a fake mustache) to investigate whether airport taxis were ripping off tourists…

Law & Order: BC

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