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Reggio Calabria government dissolved for mafia connections

First provincial capital dissolved in Italian history

09 October, 20:14
Reggio Calabria government dissolved for mafia connections

(ANSA) - Rome, October 9 - The Italian government on Tuesday decided to dissolve the local government in Reggio Calabria for mafia connections, Interior Minister Annamaria Cancellieri announced.

"This is the first time in Italian history that the city council of a provincial capital has been dissolved," she said. "We have the will to restore lawfulness to the city".

Reggio Calabria is the biggest city in the southern Calabria region.

The Calabria-based 'Ndrangheta is now the most powerful mafia in Italy thanks to its hold on the European cocaine trade.

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