Guardia di Finanza

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Finance Guard
Guardia di Finanza
CoA Guardia di Finanza.svg
Coat of arms of the Guardia di Finanza, depicting the Cimon della Pala
Motto Nec Recisa Recedit
Does not retreat even if broken
Agency overview
Formed April 8, 1881
Employees 68,134[1]
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
National agency ITA
Governing body Ministry of Economy and Finances (Italy)
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Rome
Elected officer responsible Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister of Economy and Finance
Agency executive Saverio Capolupo, General Commander

The Guardia di Finanza (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡwardja di fiˈnantsa]; English: Finance Guard) is an Italian law enforcement agency under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance and part of the Italian armed forces. The Guard is essentially responsible for dealing with financial crime and smuggling; it has also evolved into Italy's primary agency for suppressing the drugs trade. The Guardia di Finanza maintains over 600 boats and ships and more than 100 aircraft to serve in its mission of patrolling Italy's territorial waters.


The mission and institutional tasks of Guardia di Finanza (short GdF) are stated in the law 189 of April 23, 1959 and 68/2001 and are subdivided into priority ones (preventing, investigating and reporting financial evasions and violations, overseeing the compliance with the provisions of politico-economic interest and surveillance at sea for financial police purposes) and contribution ones (maintaining public order and safety and political-military defense of the borders).

The Guardia di Finanza has around 68,000 policemen (agents, NCOs, and officers). Its policepersons are in service in the Europol and OLAF (European Agency of Fight against the Fraud). Its Latin motto since 1933 is Nec recisa recedit (Italian: Neanche spezzata retrocede, English: Does not retreat even if broken).

Its activities are connected with financial, economic, judiciary and public safety: tax evasion, financial crimes, smuggling, money laundering, international illegal drug trafficking, illegal immigration, customs and borders checks, copyright violations, anti-Mafia operations, credit card fraud, cybercrime, counterfeiting, terrorist financing, maintaining public order, and safety, political and military defense of the Italian borders.

Members have been known to occasionally demand VAT receipts for items from members of the public who have recently bought an item, dined at a restaurant, or otherwise incurred VAT; prior to 2003, failure to produce one could lead to a substantial fine on the customer as well as the seller. [2] As of October 2003, the customer no longer incurs a fine.[3]


Light Troops Legion (1774)[edit]

Guardia di Finanza police in central Rome
Patrol Boat of the Guardia di Finanza

The origins of the Guardia di Finanza date back to October 5, 1774, when the “Light Troops Legion” (Legione truppe leggere) was set up under the King of Sardinia, Victor Amadeus III. This was the first example in Italy of a special corps established and organized for financial surveillance duties along the borders, as well as for military defense.

Customs Guards Corps (1862)[edit]

Once the unification of Italy was completed in 1862, the "Customs Guards Corps" (Corpo delle Guardie doganali) was set up. Its main task was Customs surveillance and co-participation in the Country’s defense during war time.

Corpo della Regia Guardia di Finanza (1881)[edit]

By Law no. 141 dated April 8, 1881, the Customs Guards Corps became the "Corps of the Royal Finance Guard" (Corpo della Regia Guardia di Finanza) whose task was to "impede, suppress and report smuggling activities and any other violation and transgression of financial laws and regulations", and to safeguard the interests of the tax administration, as well as to co-participate in enforcing law and order and public security.

Twentieth century[edit]

By Royal Decree dated July 14, 1907, the Corps was issued 5-point star uniforms to mark its military status, even though the Army’s military discipline regulation was extended to the Guardia di Finanza by Law dated July 12, 1908. The Corps served in the two World Wars and in the War of National Liberation, deserving 18 awards to its War Flag, which had been granted in 1914 to decree the total integration among the Italian Armed Forces.

Subsequently, the Corps took part in numerous rescue operations during serious natural disasters; for this commitment the Corps was decorated with 13 additional civil valor awards.

The re-organization of the police forces in 1919 also affected the Royal Guardia di Finanza. The responsibilities were divided between the Inspector General, who was an Army Officer with the rank of Lieutenant General responsible for military preparation, and the Commanding General, who was a Guardia di Finanza Officer subordinate to the former, but authorized to maintain direct relations with the Minister for ordinary institutional duties and for personnel management. In 1923, the "Investigative Tax Police" was set up as a specialized branch of the Royal Guardia di Finanza. Within a few years, its naval fleet, motor-vehicles and telecommunication structure underwent a complete change; the Statistical Service equipped with a data processing centre, the Air Service and the Canine Service (for anti-drugs checks) were set up. During the same years, the Corps’ general organization was defined pursuant to Law no. 189 dated April 23, 1959, which laid down its institutional tasks, subsequently amended by specific sector provisions assigning certain responsibilities.

Recent history[edit]

Besides the review of its organizational structure, laid out by the issuance of Presidential Decree Law no. 34 dated January 29, 1999, the updating of the Corps’ institutional tasks was completed. Law Decree no. 68, dated March 19, 2001, whilst confirming the Corps’ configuration as a military structure, enhanced its role as a police force having general competence on all economic, financial and judicial matters for the safeguard of the public budget and that of the regions, of the local authorities and of the European Union.

The Guardia di Finanza Historical Museum is custodian of the traditions of the Corps. It preserves artifacts of relevance to the Guardia di Finanza and promotes historical research, to aid researchers, scholars and military history enthusiasts.

Guardia di finanza Agusta AW139

Anti-drug operations[edit]

From the statistic data of the anti-drug service central Direction, of the Department of the Interior,the 60% of the drug seized in Italy by all the strengths of law enforcement is found by the Guardia di Finanza. In 2005, the Financial Guard was responsible for 77% of the Heroin seizures, 69% of Cocaine seizures and 54% of cannabis (including Hashish) seizures.

The Chiasso financial smuggling case[edit]

On June 3, 2009 near Chiasso, Switzerland (near the Swiss/Italian border), officers of the Corps detained two Japanese nationals in their 50s who had attempted to enter Switzerland and had in their possession a suitcase with a false bottom containing U.S. Treasury Bonds worth $134.5 billion.[4][5][6] While assessment as to the authenticity of the bonds is on-going, if the bonds prove to be genuine, the Corps will have intervened in the largest single act of smuggling (with respect to financial value) in recorded history.[7]


The Guardia di Finanza utilises a system of rank similar to that of the Italian Army

  • General of Army Corps with special responsibilities - Commandant General (Generale di Corpo d'Armata con incarichi speciali - Comandante Generale) (Lieutenant-General)
  • General of Army Corps - Second-in-Command (Generale di Corpo d'Armata - Comandante in Seconda) (Lieutenant-General)
  • General of Army Corps (Generale di Corpo d'Armata) (Lieutenant-General)
  • Divisional General posted to a higher grade - recorded as such (Generale di Divisione - incarico grado superiore - iscritto in quadro) (Major-General)
  • Divisional General posted to a higher grade - not recorded as such (Generale di Divisione - incarico grado superiore - non iscritto in quadro) (Major-General)
  • Divisional General (Generale di Divisione) (Major-General)
  • Brigade General posted to a higher grade - recorded as such (Generale di Brigata - incarico grado superiore - iscritto in quadro) (Brigadier-General)
  • Brigade General posted to a higher grade - not recorded as such (Generale di Brigata - incarico grado superiore - non iscritto in quadro) (Brigadier General)
  • Brigade General (Generale di Brigata) (Brigadier General)
  • Colonel posted to a higher grade - recorded as such (Colonello - incarico grado superiore - iscritto in quadro) (Senior Colonel/Brigadier)
  • Colonel posted to a higher grade - not recorded as such (Colonello - incarico grado superiore - non iscritto in quadro) (Senior Colonel/Brigadier)
  • Colonel - Corps Commandant (Colonello - Comandante di Corpo) (Colonel-Commandant/Brigadier)
  • Colonel (Colonello)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel posted to a higher grade - recorded as such (Tenente Colonello - incarico grado superiore - iscritto in quadro) (Senior Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel posted to a higher grade - not recorded as such/Corps Commandant (Tenente Colonello - incarico grado superiore - non iscritto in quadro/Comandante di Corpo) (Senior Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel posted to a higher grade - not recorded as such (Tenente Colonello - incarico grado superiore - non iscritto in quadro) (Senior Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel - Corps Commandant (Tenente Colonello - Comandante di Corpo) (Senior Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Tenente Colonello)
  • Major - Corps Commandant (Maggiore - Comandante di Corpo)
  • Major (Maggiore)
  • Captain (Capitano)
  • Lieutenant - Company Commander and Naval Base Commandant when vacant (Tenente - Comandante di Compagnia e Stazione Navale in sede vacante)
  • Lieutenant (Tenente)
  • Second Lieutenant (Sottotenente)
  • Inspector - Lieutenant (Ispettore - Luogotenente) (Conductor/Command Sergeant Major/Warrant Officer)
  • Inspector - Adjutant Marshal(Ispettore - Maresciallo Aiutante) (Warrant Officer Class I/Command Sergeant Major)
  • Inspector - Chief Marshal (Ispettore - Maresciallo Capo) (Warrant Officer Class I/Sergeant Major)
  • Inspector - Ordinary Marshal (Ispettore - Maresciallo Ordinario) (Quartermaster Sergeant/First Sergeant)
  • Inspector - Marshal (Ispettore - Maresciallo) (Warrant Officer Class II/Master Sergeant)
  • Superintendent - Chief Brigadier (Sovrintendenti - Brigadiere Capo) (Staff Sergeant/Sergeant First Class)
  • Superintendent - Brigadier (Sovrintendenti - Brigadiere) (Sergeant/Staff Sergeant)
  • Superintendent - Vice Brigadier (Sovrintendenti - Vice Brigadiere) (Lance Sergeant/Sergeant)
  • Select Appointee (Appuntato scelto) (Corporal)
  • Appointee (Appuntato) (Lance Corporal/Private First Class)
  • Select Revenue Officer (Finanziere scelto) (Private/Private E-2)
  • Revenue Officer (Finanziere) (Private/Private E-1)


Unit awards[edit]

The unit awards, as depicted on the unit coat-of-arms, are:

  • 3 blue and gold ribbons for 3 Gold Medals of Military Valour
  • 4 white and gold ribbons for 4 Silver Medals of Military Valour
  • 1 blue ribbon with VI for six Bronze Medals of Military Valour
  • 1 blue and white ribbon with II for two Crosses of Military Valour
  • 1 green-white-red ribbon with IX for nine Gold Medals of Civil Valour
  • 1 blue and red ribbon, with a cross, for 5 Knight's Crosses of the Military Order of Italy

Awards not included in the coat of arms but are included in its State Color are:

  • 1 Gold Medal of Valor of the Finance Guard (2011)
  • 1 Silver Medal of Civil Valor
  • 9 Gold Medals of Civil Merit
  • 2 separate Medals of Merited Service in Earthquake Relief (1908 and 1915, respectively)
  • 2 Medals of Benemerited Financial Service
  • 6 Gold Medals of Benemerited Service to Education, Culture and the Arts
  • 2 Gold Medals of Benemerited Service to Public Health
  • 2 Gold Medals of Benemerited Service to the Environment
  • 1 Gold Medal of Merit of the Department of Civil Defense
  • 3 Gold Medals of Merit of the Italian Red Cross
  • UN Peacekeeping Medal (for service as part of UNMIK Kosovo 1995-2004)
  • Gold Medal of the Eagle of the Republic of Albania (1997-2005)
  • Military Double Gold Star of Sports Merit (2007)

Special departments[edit]

  • Gruppo di Investigazione Criminalità Organizzata (GICO): Organized Crime Investigation Group.
  • Gruppo Operativo Antidroga (GOA): Counter-narcotics Group
  • Gruppo Anticrimine Tecnologico (GAT): Counter-cybercrime Group
  • Comando Operativo Aeronavale (ROAN): Air-Naval Operational Command
  • Gruppo Tutela Patrimonio Archeologico: Stolen Art Recovery Group
  • Antiterrorismo Pronto Impiego (ATPI): Antiterrorism and Rapid Response Service
  • Servizio Cinofili: Police Dog Division (K9).

Vehicles and equipment[edit]



Type Origin Picture In service [9] Note
ATR42-400MP  Italy
Guardia di Finanza ATR-42.JPG 4 - MM62165 (cn 500)
- MM62166 (cn 502)
- MM62208 (cn 615, as ATR42-500)
- MM62230 (cn 620)
Piaggio P.166DP1  Italy Piaggio P.166 DL 3.JPG 8 DL3-SEM2:
- MM25178 GF-08 (cn 498)
- MM25171 GF-01 (cn 465/114)
- MM25172 GF-02 (cn 466/115)
- MM62263 GF-05 (cn 701)
- MM62264 GF-06 (cn 702)
- MM62265 GF-07 (cn 703)
- MM62266 GF-09 (cn 704)
- MM62267 GF-10 (cn 705)
Piaggio P.180 Avanti II  Italy Piaggio P-180AM Avanti, Italy - Guardia di Finanza JP7359591.jpg 2 - MM62248 (cn 1118)
- MM62249 (cn 1126)


Type Origin Picture In service Note
AgustaWestland AW139  Italy Agusta-Westland AW-139, Italy - Guardia di Finanza JP7359603.jpg 2 MM81714 GF-401 (cn 31094)
MM81750 GF-402 (cn 31301)
Agusta-Bell AB 412  Italy AB412 - RIAT 2005 (3047285581).jpg 22 MM81442 GF-205 (cn 25705)
MM81443 GF-201 (cn 25701)
MM81444 GF-202 (cn 25702)
MM81445 GF-203 (cn 25703)
MM81446 GF-204 (cn 25704)
MM81451 GF-206 (cn 25706)
MM81452 GF-207 (cn 25707)
MM81453 GF-208 (cn 25709)
MM81454 GF-209 (cn 25711)
MM81455 GF-210 (cn 25712)
MM81456 GF-211 (cn 25713)
MM81457 GF-212 (cn 25714)
MM81465 GF-213 (cn 25708)
MM81466 GF-214 (cn 25710)
MM81503 GF-215 (cn 25741)
MM81504 GF-216
MM81505 GF-217 (cn 25743)
MM81506 GF-218 (cn 25744)
MM81507 GF-219 (cn 25745)
MM81508 GF-220 (cn 25747)
MM81509 GF-221 (cn 25746)
MM81510 GF-222 (cn 25748)
Agusta A109AII / A109C / AW109N  Italy Agusta A109A Hirundo, Italy - Guardia di Finanza JP7359595.jpg 33 A109AII:
MM81191 GdiF-125 (cn 7312)
MM81220 GdiF-130 (cn 7337)
MM81221 GdiF-131 (cn 7338)
MM81335 GdiF-134 (cn 7418)
MM81369 GdiF-136 (cn 7420)
MM81370 GdiF-137 (cn 7421)
MM81371 GdiF-138 (cn 7438)
MM81388 GdiF-139 (cn 7439)
MM81389 GdiF-140 (cn 7440)
MM81449 GdiF-142 (cn 7450)
MM81467 GdiF-144 (cn 7442)
MM81468 GdiF-145 (cn 7443)
MM81470 GdiF-146 (cn 7444)
MM81390 GdiF-141 (cn 7666 ?)
MM81469 GdiF-143 (cn 7668)
AW109N Nexus:
MM81680 GF-302 (cn 22508)
MM81681 GF-303 (cn 22514)
MM81682 GF-304 (cn 22515)
MM81683 GF-305 (cn 22516)
MM81684 GF-306 (cn 22518)
MM81685 GF-307 (cn 22519)
MM81689 GF-308 (cn 22521)
MM81690 GF-309 (cn 22522)
MM81698 GF-310 (cn 22524)
MM81699 GF-311 (cn 22525)
MM81700 GF-312 (cn 22526)
MM81701 GF-313
MM81702 GF-314 (cn 22527)
MM81703 GF-315 (cn 22536)
MM81704 GF-316
MM81707 GF-318 (cn 22539)
Nardi Hughes NH-500MC / NH-500MD  Italy NH-500 Guardia di Finanza.JPG 28 NH-500MC:
MM81000 GdiF-76 (cn 11-0260M)
MM81001 GdiF-77 (cn 12-0261M)
MM81002 GdiF-78 (cn 13-0262M)
MM81003 GdiF-79 (cn 14-0263M)
MM81005 GdiF-81 (cn 16-0265M)
MM81006 GdiF-82 (cn 17-0266M)
MM81007 GdiF-83 (cn 18-0267M)
MM81015 GdiF-86 (cn 21-0270M)
MM81048 GdiF-90 (cn 25-0278M)
MM81049 GdiF-91 (cn 26-0279M)
MM81050 GdiF-92 (cn 27-0280M)

MM81064 GdiF-106 (cn 101)
MM81065 GdiF-107 (cn 102)
MM81066 GdiF-108 (cn 103)
MM81067 GdiF-109 (cn 104)
MM81068 GdiF-110 (cn 105)
MM81069 GdiF-111 (cn 106)
MM81070 GdiF-112 (cn 107)
MM81133 GdiF-113 (cn 112)
MM81334 GdiF-114 (cn 113)
MM81135 GdiF-115 (cn 114)
MM81136 GdiF-116 (cn 115)
MM81137 GdiF-117 (cn 116)
MM81138 GdiF-118 (cn 117)
MM81139 GdiF-119 (cn 118)
MM81140 GdiF-120 (cn 123)
MM81141 GdiF-121 (cn 124)
MM81218 GdiF-129 (cn 126)

Patrol boats [10][edit]

Ship Origin Type Displacement Length Max
Weapon In service Picture Note
P580 class:[11]
P01 Monte Sperone
P02 Monte Cimone
 Italy Patrol boat 490 t 58 m 28 1 Breda x 30/82 mm
2 MG 42/59 x 7,62 mm
2 [12] Delivered in 2014
Zara class
P03 Denaro [13]
 Italy Patrol boat 320 t 51 m 35 1 Breda x 30/82 mm
2 x MG 42/59 7,62 mm
1 Pattugliatore Classe Zara.jpg P01 Zara and P02 Vizzari delivered in 1990
P03 Denaro delivered in 1998
Di Bartolo class
Bigliani - Batch V:[14]
G.3 Di Bartolo
G.4 Avallone
G.5 Oltramonti
G.6 Barbarisi
G.7 Paolini
 Italy Cutter 134 t 35,5 m 35 1 Breda x 30/82 mm
2 x MG 42/59 7,62 mm
5 Guardia di Finanza (7257220678).jpg Commissioned 2003/2008
Di Bartolo class
Bigliani - Batch VII:[15]
G.8 Brigadiere Greco
G.9 Cinus
 Italy Cutter 137 t 36,5 m 35 1 Breda x 30/82 mm
2 x MG 42/59 7,62 mm
Mazzei class
Bigliani - Batch IV:
G.1 Vaccaro
G.2 Mazzei
 Italy Cutter 116 t 35,5 m 38 1 Breda x 30/82 mm
2 x MG 42/59 7,62 mm
2 Pattugliatori classe Mazzei.jpg Commissioned in 1998
Corrubia class
Batch I:
G.90 Corrubia
Batch II:[16]
G.92 Alberti
G.93 Angelini
G.94 Cappelletti
G.95 Ciorlieri
G.96 D'Amato
G.97 Fais
G.98 Feliciani
G.99 Garzone
G.100 Lippi
G.101 Lombardi
G.102 Miccoli
G.103 Trezza
 Italy Cutter 92,12 t 26,8 m 43 1 Breda x 30/82 mm
2 x MG 42/59 7,62 mm
13 MV Fais Guardia di Finanza in VE.JPG Batch I commissioned since 1990
Batch II commissioned between 1995/1997
Corrubia class
Batch III:[17]
G.104 Apruzzi
G.105 Ballali
G.106 Bovienzo
G.107 Carreca
G.108 Conversano
G.109 Inzerilli
G.110 Letizia
G.111 Mazzarella
G.112 Nioi
G.113 Partipilo
G.114 Puleo
G.115 Zanotti
 Italy Cutter 94 t 26,8 m 43 1 Royal Ordnance GAM B01 “Astra” x 20/85 mm
2 x MG 42/59 7,62 mm
Bigliani class
Batch III:[18]
G.78 Ottonelli
G.79 Barletta
G.88 La Malfa
G.89 Rosati
 Italy Cutter 95 t 27 m 43 1 Breda x 30/82 mm
2 x MG 42/59 7,62 mm
4 2 Bigliani Batch I were commissioned in 1987, then delivered to Romania 31.5.2013 (MAI 2113 - MAI 2114)
6 Bigliani Batch II were commissioned in 1987/2000, then delivered to Libya (3 on 14.5.2009 and 3 on 12.2.2010)
Batch III commissioned in 1997/2000
Bigliani class
Batch VI:[19]
G.116 Laganà
G.117 Sanna
G.118 Inzucchi
G.119 Vitali
G.120 Calabrese
G.121 Urso
G.122 La Spina
G.123 Salone
G.124 Cavatorto
G.125 Fusco
 Italy Cutter 95 t 27 m 43 1 x OTO Melara Hitrole 503 NT 12,7 mm
2 x MG 42/59 7,62 mm
10 Pattugliatore Classe Bigliani.jpg Commissioned in 2004/2007
Bigliani class
Batch VIII:[20]
G.126 Salvatore De Rosa
G.127 Finanziere Zoccola
G.128 Vicebrigadiere Stanisci
G.129 Vicebrigadiere Sottile
G.130 Vicebrigadiere De falco
 Italy Cutter 98,97 t 28,2 m 40 1 x OTO Melara Hitrole 503 NT 12,7 mm
2 x MG 42/59 7,62 mm
Buratti class[21]
G.200 Brigadiere Buratti
G.201 Generale De Ianni
G.202 Appuntato Salerno
G.203 Collonnello Rossi
G.204 Giuseppe Garulli
G.205 Gabriele Sanges
G.206 Finanziere Corrias
G.207 Maresciallo Cortile
G.208 Maresciallo Casotti
G.209 Brigadiere Prata
G.210 Finanziere Marra
G.211 Appuntato Gottardi
G.212 Finanziere Lapiccirella
G.213 Finanziere Perissinotto
G.214 Finanziere Rocca
G.215 Finanziere Pertoldi
G.216 Finanziere Verdecchia
G.217 Finanziere De Santis
G.218 Maresciallo Piccinni Leopardi
G.219 Finanziere Bianco
G.220 Finanziere Starace
G.221 Capitano Cultrona
G.222 Sottotenente Benvenuti
 Italy Cutter 56 t 22 m 30 1 Browning M2 HB x 12,7 mm 23 GC202.jpg

Guardia di Finanza G 214 01.JPG
G.200 commissioned in 2007
G.201/G.204 commissioned in 2008
G.205 commissioned in 2011
Meattini class
G.40 Cavalieri d'Oro
G.47 Ignesti
G.48 Silanos
G.49 Ciraulo
G.50 D'Agostino
G.51 Fiore
G.52 Nuziale
G.53 Tavano
G.55 Stefanini
G.57 Fazio
G.58 Atzei
G.60 Fidone
G.64 Darida
G.65 Pizzichella
 Italy Cutter 40 t 20,1 m 35 1 Browning M2 HB x 12,7 mm 14 Bateau du guardia di finanza venise.jpg

Guardia di Finanza Silanos Venice.JPG
57 delivered in years '70
6000 class (Levriero):[22]
 Italy Speedboat 15,8 t 16,3 m 70 1 MG 42/59 x 7,62 mm 13 Classe V6000.jpg Commissioned between 2002/2003
5000 class [23]
Batch I:
V5000 and V5100
Batch II:
Batch III:
 Italy Speedboat 27,15 t 16,46 m 52 1 MG 42/59 x 7,62 mm 22 Guardia di Finanza V5016.JPG Batch I commissioned in 1992
Batch II commissioned in 1994/1997
Batch III commissioned in 2001/2002
3000 class:[24]
 Italy Speedboat 6 t 11,85 m 50 1 MG 42/59 x 7,62 mm 9
5500 class:[25]
 Italy Motorboat 7,85 t 12,05 m 33 1 MG 42/59 x 7,62 mm 43 Motovedetta V5539.jpg 82 were commissioned in 1979/1982
5800 class:[26]
 Italy Motorboat 3,64 t 12,57 m 26 1 MG 42/59 x 7,62 mm 21 V5800a.jpg Commissioned in 1979/1984
2000 class [27] Batch I:
Batch II:
 Italy Speedboat 11,05 t 13,2 m 45 68 V2001.jpg Batch I commissioned in 2005/2007
Batch II commissioned in 2007/2010
1600 class:[28]
 Italy Speedboat 21 All confiscated speedboats
1100 class
(Zodiac Hurricane H 1100 Mach II):[29]
 France Speedboat 6,7 t 11 m 52 5 Commissioned in 2014
900 class
(Zodiac Hurricane H 940 Mach II):[30]
 France Speedboat 5,6 t 9,61 m 45 15 Commissioned in 2014
800 class:[31]
 Italy Speedboat 16,89 t 13,69 m 50 4 Commissioned in 2011
700 class:[32]
 Italy Speedboat 1 Commissioned in 2013
600 class (Falco):[33] Batch I
Batch II
 Italy Speedboat 3,3 t 10,4 m 54 36 Guardia di Finanza 01 (RaBoe).jpg Batch I commissioned in 2003/2006
Batch II commissioned in 2013
V.A.I. 500 class
vai 500-506
 Italy Inland waters motorboat
V.A.I. 400 class
vai 404-405
VAI 407-409
 Italy Inland waters motorboat Vedette Guardia di Finanza Venise.jpg
V.A.I. 300 class:[34]
VAI 300-307
 Italy Inland waters motorboat 3 t 7,8 m 30 Guardia di finanza in Venice.jpg
V.A.I. 200 class:[35]
VAI 200-201
VAI 204-206
VAI 210
VAI 217
VAI 220-221
VAI 225
VAI 227-229
VAI 232
VAI 239-242
VAI 244
VAI 246
VAI 248
VAI 251
VAI 253
VAI 263-264
VAI 267-268
VAI 270
VAI 273
VAI 277
VAI 279
 Italy Inland waters motorboat 3,54 t 8,9 m 35 31 Batch I: 44 commissioned in 1986
Batch II: 43 commissioned in 1990
V.A.I. 100 class [36]
Zodiac Hurricane 920 OB-Cabin
 France Inland waters motorboat 3,3 t 9,14 m 46
Giorgio Cini  Italy School ship 770 t 54 m 13,5 - 1 Browning M2 HB x 12,7 mm
- 1 MG 42/59 x 7,62 mm
1 Giorgio Cini training ship, Livorno.jpg Launched 11.2.1970
Commissioned 9.11.1982


See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Italian)[1]
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  4. ^ "Sequestrati a Chiasso titoli USA per novantasei miliardi di euro". Guardia di Finanza website (in Italian). June 4, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Owen, Richard (June 16, 2009). "Japanese pair arrested in Italy with US bonds worth $134 billion". Times Online (London). Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  6. ^ McCarthy, Hannah (June 14, 2009). "$134bn bond scam arrests". The Independent (London). Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  7. ^ "US government securities seized from Japanese nationals, not clear whether real or fake". June 8, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  8. ^ Guardia di Finanza - Ranks
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