Mafia 'turning to arms trade'

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The Independent Online
NEW YORK (Reuter) - One of Italy's leading anti-Mafia politicians has said that organised crime is moving into the lucrative hi-technology weapons trade as it faces increasing difficulties in drug-trafficking. Leoluca Orlando, 46, a member of the Italian parliament who heads 'The Network' anti-corruption party, also called on the Clinton administration to stop its unconditional support of the Italian government.

He said at a news conference that Italian politics was riddled with corruption linked to the Mafia.