Balotelli: I saw a "table full of drugs" in Mafia don HQ
Published 22:59 09/11/11 By Greig Box-Turnbull
Premier League striker Mario Balotelli has claimed he saw a “table full of drugs” in a Mafia’s don’s HQ.
The Manchester City star, 21, is a witness for prosecutors investigating money-laundering in Naples.
Balotelli – thought to have met two dons – said suspected crime boss Marco Iorio took him into a bar in a crime-ridden district on a moped.
Italian media reported he said in evidence: “I saw, from 10m, a table full of drugs.”
The footballer, who was in the dodgy Secondigliano area to hire a yacht, said he demanded to return to his hotel after seeing the drugs.
His lawyer has claimed he went to the neighbourhood “because he was curious.”