Milan, May 10 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have deported a Moroccan who allegedly threatened to stage a terrorist attack in the nation, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
The 41-year-old Moroccan was expelled from Italy aboard a flight to Casablanca from Milan’s Malpensa airport, it said.
The Moroccan was transferred to Malpensa from nearby Busto Arsizio prison, where he was serving a sentence for crimes against the person. He came to the attention of investigators when he allegedly expressed contempt from Italy and told fellow inmates he intended to carry out a terror attack upon his release.
A total of 41 suspected religious extremists have been deported from Italy this year and 278 since January 2015, the Interior Ministry said.