The alleged sect becomes busted after a lengthy -yr probe into the cult’s activities, dubbed ‘Operation Dionysus’, Novara police said Monday.
The sect becomes led through a 77-year-vintage man from Novara, one of the cult’s victims told the police.
The sect focused on the whole young women, inclusive of minors, and reportedly promised the “chosen ones” entry into a “magical, awesome and mystery international” and the lighting fixtures of an “inner hearth,” among different matters, investigators said.
Pictures recovered with the aid of the police from the cult’s files shows topless contributors carrying out ritualistic dances.
The sect has had a big criminal the front, along with several stores, a psychology middle, or even a publishing house, which allowed it to operate freely for years and to ensnare unsuspecting victims.
The brainwashed members labored on the sect’s felony establishments and were required to ‘donate’ huge sums of cash to the company.
The investigation has demonstrated to be particularly difficult, police mentioned, because the agency turned into really “impenetrable,” with the sect participants showing incredible loyalty.
The cult is thought to be active for the reason that at the least the Nineteen Eighties, while the now-busted organization changed into created after a merger of two smaller sects.
As of now, 26 human beings are below research over the cult’s activities – quite a number probably to develop, for the reason that the enterprise was lively for many years.