Italian police arrest more than 30 in raids targeting the Mafia

Italian police

Italian police

Italian police have arrested more than 30 people suspected of being members of the Mafia or their accomplices in a series of nationwide raids.

The Carabinieri’s early morning raids targeted a Cosa Nostra gang, police in Catania said on Wednesday.

Some 250 police officers were involved in the operation.

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Those arrested were suspected members of a Mafia organisation involved in extortion, drug trafficking and illegal weapons possession.

The police also arrested one of the bosses of the Santapaola-Ercolano clan.

The officers further seized items worth more than 4 million euros (3.8 million dollars). (dpa/NAN)

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