Anti-Casalesi operation nabs 24

Suspects include mayor of Trentola Ducenta who cannot be traced

(ANSA) - Caserta, December 10 - Arrest warrants were served against 28 people including local politicians and businessmen on Thursday in an operation against the Casalesi clan of the Neapolitan Camorra mafia formerly led by the jailed kingpin Michele Zagaria. The mayor of Trentola Ducenta Michele Griffo was among four suspects who could not be traced.
    Investigative sources said an information leak may be to blame.
    The suspects face various charges including criminal association, complicity in mafia association, false ownership, money laundering, extortion, abuse of office and fraud. Police also seized a shopping centre worth 60 million euros in Trentola Ducenta that is allegedly directly linked to Zagaria.
   

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