Militiamen in the South of Italy held a large-scale special operation against organized crime, detained 116 suspected members of the mafia from the various factions, primarily of the Ndrangheta. This writes the local newspaper La Republica.
Under arrest, the source says, are the 24 members of the mafia structures – and Ndrangheta clan Sinopoli to La Cosa Nostra.
As it turned out, among the suspects are mayors of the two cities – the mayor of Avetrana in the province of Apulia and the mayor Arce in the province of Salerno.
In total, the operation involved over thousands of security forces, and search mafia of cells engaged in the riot police.
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Of ndrangheta, a major Italian organized criminal groups of the poorest province of Calabria. The ndrangheta is not as famous as the Sicilian Cosa Nostra and the Neapolitan Camorra, it is one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the world: its revenues in 2007 amounted to about 50 billion euros.