In Irsina (Matera) she coordinated drug trafficking, also selling several minors, including her two children, one of them 9 years old: Giovanna Battista Gramegna, 44, was arrested on charges of being the head of an association aimed at the illicit trafficking of narcotic substances vanquished today by the Carabinieri as part of an operation between Basilicata and Puglia, coordinated by the district anti-mafia offices of Potenza and Bari.
This morning 21 arrest decrees and seven orders were carried out. custody in prison.
The investigations began in June 2016 (to end last December) from drug dealing among minors in Irsina and then expanded to Gravina in Puglia (Bari): the investigators reconstructed a "thriving drug trafficking and above all the synergies between the Lucanian and the Apulian criminal association ". The latter includes people close to the Risoli clan, active in the province of Bari. During the investigations, about 700 grams of drugs (cocaine, marijuana and hashish) were seized. The operation was called "Pair of Queens" because even in Gravina in Puglia the drug dealing was coordinated by a woman, subjected to arrest of a crime suspect. In addition to Gramegna, precautionary custody orders were issued against Rocco Caprio, 40, from Gravina in Puglia; Francesco Paolo Piancazzi (47), from Matera; Francesco Mariani (33) from Gravina in Puglia; Saverio Bisaccia (36) from Bari; Saverio Versetto (25) from Gravina in Puglia and Giuseppe Lorusso (29) from Bari.