Italy arrests 80 Mafiosi from 2 syndicates

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Posted: May 03, 2011 9:45 AM
Italy arrests 80 Mafiosi from 2 syndicates

Anti-mafia prosecutors says that 80 Mafiosi from two prominent crime syndicates have been arrested in separate operations.

Anti-Mafia investigator Renato Cortese said 40 were arrested for association with the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate in Calabria. They included the mayor of the town of Marina di Gioiosca and three of his advisers.

In a separate operation, officials on Tuesday said they arrested another 40 people in Naples accused of trafficking drugs between Italy and Spain. Officials say the suspects have ties to the Neopolitan crime syndicate Camorra.