Mayor among 80 arrested 'Mafiosi'

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The Independent Online

Eighty Mafiosi from two prominent crime syndicates have been arrested in separate operations, Italian prosecutors say.

Forty were arrested for association with the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate in Calabria, southern Italy. They included the mayor of the town of Marina di Gioiosa and three of his advisers, said anti-Mafia investigator Renato Cortese.

Officials also arrested 40 people in Naples who were accused of trafficking drugs between Italy and Spain. Officials said the suspects have ties to the Camorra crime syndicate.