An Italian gang was looking to get rich quick recently, hoping to demand a ransom for Enzo Ferrari’s body.
The founder of the world famous Italian automaker died in 1988 and is buried in an above-ground family tomb in the San Cataldo cemetery in Modena, which is near Ferrari’s plant at Maranello. Italian investigators have revealed they foiled a plot after suspecting a gang had planned to demand a ransom from the Ferrari family or company after stealing the body.
Police in Nuoro on the island of Sardinia shared during a news conference they discovered the plot during an investigation into arms and drug trafficking that led to a number of arrests.
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Details about the alleged plot are scarce and no further details were given.
Ferrari is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, after the company was officially recognized as an automaker in 1947.
[Source: Automotive News]
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