Police Crack Down on Scientologists - 1986-12-06
MILAN, ITALY MILAN, Italy (AP) _ Authorities said Saturday they closed all 16 Italian offices of the Church of Scientology and seized books, documents and financial records.
The raids began Thursday and involved Treasury and Carabinieri paramilitary police. Officials also announced the closing of 11 Narconon drug rehabilitation centers, but did not elaborate on the connection.
Raids were conducted in 20 cities including Milan, Turin, Florence, Rome, Genoa and Naples. The last one was Saturday when police shut down a recently opened Scientology office in the eastern town of Macerata.