Italy: 68 arrested in Camorra crackdown

Italian police arrested 68 accused members of the Camorra, Naples’ ruling crime machine, on May 19, in one of the biggest crackdowns on organized crime in recent years. Judges issued 109 arrest warrants for murder, drug trafficking, money laundering and other charges. The warrants were directed mainly at the Amato-Pagano family, part of the breakaway “Scissionisti” clan fighting a family led by Paolo Di Lauro. The police blame the war between the factions for dozens of deaths in recent years. The head of the Amato-Pagano family, Raffaelle Amato, 44, was arrested in Marbella, Spain, on May 17. (AFP, AKI, May 19)

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