Italy: Anti-terror Probe Looks At Pirelli Factory Plot

An anti-terror probe has begun in Italy after police uncovered detailed architectural plans for tire-maker Pirelli’s plant in Turin, the Italian daily, La Stampa, reported on Wednesday

Anti-terror investigators from Turin and Genoa are investigating the possibility of a plot after Italian tax police raided an encampment inside highway tunnel being used by the homeless.

Local residents told police they saw a ‘suspicious’ individual wearing Arab clothing and a long black beard entering and leaving the tunnel.

However, police found no-one at the encampment when they carried out the raid, just household objects such as razors, shaving cream and foodstuffs.

Pirelli Tyre is part of the multinational Pirelli conglomerate. and claims to be the world’s fifth largest operator in the tyre market.

In 2006, Pirelli Tyre generated revenues of around 3.94 billion euros.

Pirelli’s Settimo Torinese plant outside Turin is at the centre of a 150 million euro reorganisation.


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