Within the framework of close cooperation relations between the staff of the Provincial Command of the Guardia di Finanza and the police headquarters in Udine, was conducted on a large operation throughout the province to combat the phenomenon of illegal betting.
The activity of collecting bets, often in favor of well known companies of foreign bookmakers, if exercised in the national territory, must observe three distinct types of obligations relating to: – the license issued by the Police in relation to the needs of public safety is subjective (in relation to the moral requirements of the applicant) that objective type ( for example, the relevant security of the premises where the activity takes place ), – in compliance with anti-money laundering: considering the high danger of the activity of collecting bets relation to the risk of infiltration of criminal organizations, the national legislation (Legislative Decree no. 231/ 07 ) provides for specific obligations to the holders of betting shops is related to the identification of customers that the forwarding of the cd.
reporting suspected – compliance with fiscal obligations: for whom the pursuit of gaming / betting is subject to payment of the Agency Monopoly related taxes on wagers. The collaboration between the staff of the two police forces, and intelligence activities carried out by the investigators helped to identify in the province of Udine ( all contractually operating with two different bookmakers foreign companies both headquartered in Malta), seven centers of data transmission of sports bets that operated in the most partial non-observance of the above provisions issued, as mentioned, to the protection of public safety, for the prevention of money laundering and on the regular fulfillment of tax obligations on the part of those who exercise business activities in the territory of the National.
The operational activity was preliminarily planned coordination of the Prosecutor’s Office of Udine by the formation of a task force composed of staff of the Financial Police and the State Police.