30 held in Ital­ian swoop on Mafia

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

ROME: Po­lice search­ing for Italy’s No 1 Cosa Nos­tra fugi­tive ar­rested 30 peo­ple, in­clud­ing three rel­a­tives, ac­cused of help­ing to run the crime clan’s rack­ets while the pow­er­ful Mafia boss is on the run.

A pre-dawn sweep was held in Si­cily in the quest to cap­ture Mat­teo Messina De­naro, who has been at large since 1993.

His sis­ter, Patrizia De­naro, and other Mafia fugi­tives were ar­rested.

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