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Government dissolves local councils over mafia connections

Two towns in southern Italy under interior ministry management

24 April, 19:16
Government dissolves local councils over mafia connections (ANSA) - Rome, April 24 - The municipal council of a small town in Reggio Calabria was dissolved Wednesday for links with organized crime.

The council of Montebello Jonico has been dissolved for 18 months, under orders of the Interior Ministry, over mafia connections with local politicians. At the same time, a commission has been appointed to manage the town of Giuliano in Campania, near Naples, after its council was also suspended for crime syndicate links.

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