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Police arrest more than 300 Mafia suspects in crackdown
Italian police have arrested at least 320 people in a crackdown on the 'Ndrangheta, a criminal organisation operating in the southern region of Calabria. A police statement on Tuesday said it was the largest such operation in recent years.
REUTERS - Italian police arrested at least 320 people on Tuesday in dawn raids across the country against the powerful Calabrian mafia, one of their biggest crackdowns on organised crime in years.
They said the investigation, with extensive use of wire taps, had given them new insights into the organisation of the 'Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia which is far less well understood than its Sicilian counterpart, the Cosa Nostra.