Hundreds Arrested in Italian Organized Crime Raids

Officials in Italy say that they have arrested hundreds of people in a series of raids on organized crime, the New York Times reports.

Italian police say that around 3,000 officers engaged in an early morning sweep in 12 different Italian regions, as well as Switzerland, Germany, and Bulgaria.

In total, over 300 people were arrested in the raids, including Luigi Mancuso, whom officials described as the head of the clan. They all face a series of charges, including murder, extortion, usury, money laundering, drug trafficking, corruption, and belonging to a criminal syndicate.

The police also seized property and cash valued at 15 million euros, or around $16.7 million.

Source: Italian Police Arrest Over 300 in Raids on Organized Crime – The New York Times

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