'Granny pusher', 82, arrested in Sardinia

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The 82-year-old was arrested while packaging drugs at her home in Cagliari. Photo: Drugs photo: Shutterstock
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Her drug dealing career spanned over 50 years, but now an 82-year-old woman, nicknamed “the grandmother of drug pushers”, has finally been arrested at her home in Sardinia.

Stefania Malu was busy preparing stashes of cocaine and heroin for sale with two male dealers at her home in Cagliari, which had become the city’s “point of reference” for drug dealers, when the police paid a visit, Sardinia Post reported.

She attempted to salvage the drugs by throwing them out of the window to a third accomplice, but the police were quick to spot the maneouvre and catch the man.

Malu, who was first nabbed for the possession of drugs intended for sale in 1962, was arrested alongside 54-year-old Casimiro Floris; Giuseppe de Gioannis, 38 and Andrea Salinas, 28, the newspaper reported.

Long though her career may have been, Malu isn’t Italy’s first’ “granny drug-pusher”. In November last year, an 80-year-old woman was arrested after she was caught selling cocaine and methadone through the window of her home in Rome.

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The woman was said to have taken over the business from her imprisoned daughter.

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