Arrests dismantle upper ranks of Sicilian mob
Rome—italian authorities said Tuesday they had dismantled the rebuilt upper echelons of the Mafia in the Sicilian capital by arresting 46 people, including the man presumed to have taken over as provincial kingpin after the death of “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina. Based on wiretaps, police determined that Settimo Mineo was elected head of a reconstructed “cupola,” or provincial mob commission, during Settimo Mineo, who allegedly took over as the Palermo head of Cosa Nostra, is escorted by Italian Carabinieri police after an anti-mafia operation.
a May 29 meeting of clan leaders in Palermo.
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