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Reggio Calabria municipal rubbish company chief arrested

Operation after council dissolved for 'Ndrangheta ties

10 October, 12:17
Reggio Calabria municipal rubbish company chief arrested (ANSA) - Reggio Calabria, October 10 - The director of a municipal garbage-collection company in Reggio Calabria was arrested Wednesday in an operation against the Calabrian-based 'Ndrangheta mafia.

Bruno De Caria, accused of helping the Mob infiltrate his company, was among eight people arrested in the operation, which also seized 30 million euros in assets linked to a local clan.

Reggio's city council was dissolved Tuesday because of 'Ndrangheta links, the first provincial capital to suffer this penalty.

The city of 180,000 people will be run by a government-appointed commissioner for at least 18 months.

'Ndrangheta is Italy's richest mafia thanks to its hold on the European cocaine trade.

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