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Spending the mafia war chest

In a little over two years, Italian police have seized around 15 billion euros worth of goods from the mafia, part of a crackdown which has also seen the arrests of 6,500 mobsters, including 20 of the group's most dangerous members. From land to hard cash, the impressive haul has in some way gone towards limiting the mafia's activities. But redistributing the wealth back to the communities who've suffered the most at the hands of the group is a different matter.

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