Italian paramilitary police arrested two caterers working on Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer 3” action flick after seizing 120 grams of cocaine during a raid on their hotel rooms.

The drug bust took place Tuesday afternoon at a hotel near the town of Maiori on the Amalfi coast. It followed the sudden death of the production’s head of catering.

The Italian newspaper Il Giornale reported that the 55-year-old man collapsed upon exiting a local pub and later died of a heart attack.

Several packets of cocaine were subsequently discovered in his pockets, leading police to suspect that there might be more drugs on the set of “The Equalizer 3” production.

During Tuesday’s raid, Italian police officers placed two Roman catering workers over the age of 30 under house arrest on suspicion of drug dealing after allegedly seizing the cocaine from their hotel room.

Paramilitarily cops raided a hotel housing caterers working on the film production following the death of the head of catering from a heart attack.
Paramilitarily cops raided a hotel housing caterers working on the film production following the death of the head of catering from a heart attack.
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Police also swept the local port where the movie production is being staged.
Police also swept the local port where the movie production is being staged.
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The pair was detained after a private event during their day off and were not on set at the time, Deadline reported, citing anonymous sources.

A third caterer was allegedly found to be in possession of a small amount of cocaine “for personal use” and had his driver’s license revoked.

Police also swept the area of the local port, which has been the main staging area for the film production.

The movie is being produced by Sony Pictures in partnership with Italy’s Eagle Pictures, with a third party, Garbo Produzioni, handling logistics on location.

Washington, 67, is reprising his role as former US Marine Robert McCall.
Washington, 67, is reprising his role as former US Marine Robert McCall.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, left, "The Equalizer 3" is starring Washington and Dakota Fanning, pictured during a photo call in Italy in October.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua, left, “The Equalizer 3” is starring Washington and Dakota Fanning, pictured during a photo call in Italy in October.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, “The Equalizer 3” is starring Washington and Dakota Fanning.

Washington, 67, is reprising his role as retired US Marine Robert McCall.

This marks Washington and Fuqua’s fifth project together. They previously collaborated on “Training Day” and the first two installments in “The Equalizer” franchise.

“The Equalizer 3” is scheduled to hit theaters on Sept. 1, 2023.



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