Italian police modify Mafia Ferrari for educational purposes

A Ferrari logo.  (Photo: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

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A Ferrari logo. (Photo: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

Police in Italy are using a confiscated Ferrari to teach a lesson to children that crime does not pay.

Milan police seized a Ferrari 458 Spider in September 2015 under anti-Mafia laws. The vehicle was recently outfitted with official paint and flashing lights and will be used for education projects.

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"In some special events this car will be used to make (children) understand that crime does not pay." police Cmdr. Antonio Barbato told La Stampa. "The state recovers the assets of those who got them with criminal activities."

Police in Milan have 29 Ferrari sports cars that they have confiscated through anti-organized crime laws.

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