DOZENS OF MAFIA SUS­PECTS HELD IN IN­TER­NA­TIONAL STING OP­ER­A­TION

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The Hague, Nether­lands - Po­lice ar­rested dozens of sus­pected mob­sters in Europe and South Amer­ica on Wed­nes­day in a huge in­ter­na­tional swoop tar­get­ing Italy’s no­to­ri­ous ‘Ndrangheta’ mafia clan, of­fi­cials said.

Around 90 peo­ple ac­cused of in­volve­ment in drug traf­fick­ing, money laun­der­ing and vi­o­lent crime were ar­rested in raids in Ger­many, Italy, the Nether­lands, Bel­gium and Suri­name.

Hun­dreds of po­lice of­fi­cials took part in the op­er­a­tion, seiz­ing four tonnes of co­caine, 120kg of ec­stasy and 2mn in cash from lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Ital­ian res­tau­rants and ice cream par­lours. The crack­down on the crime syn­di­cate based in Cal­abria, Italy, came just a day af­ter Ital­ian po­lice ar­rested the new boss of an­other Si­cil­ian mafia.

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