Milan, Nov 8 : A Milan office belonging to media tycoon prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset broadcasting empire was raided Tuesday by police who arrested 11 people suspected of drug trafficking.
Among the arrested were five Mediaset employees, according to Milan daily Corriere della Sera.Investigators were not probing the company.
The substances were sold in difference Mediaset offices in the Milan area, according to an unnamed source. A news report from media in Milan identified the drugs as cocaine and hashish.
"Some Mediaset employees in some manner were able to create a market for the drug" in the company, said public prosecutor Antonio Sangermano, according to Corriere della Sera.
Mediaset is Italy's largest private broadcaster and the source of most of Berlusconi's multi-billion-euro fortune.
Source: Brunei News.Net
Tuesday 8th November, 2011 (IANS)
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