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Police in Messina ordered to arrest 35 in anti-mafia blitz

Operation 'Gotha 4' strikes new clans

10 July, 10:17
Police in Messina ordered to arrest 35 in anti-mafia blitz (ANSA) - Messina, July 10 - Police in and around the Sicilian city of Messina have been ordered to arrest 35 suspected mafia members in a Wednesday blitz.

Arrest warrants were issued following probes dubbed 'Gotha 4' into criminal association, extortion, robbery, illegal possession of weapons and other mafia-related crimes, in particular a 2011 murder. Those arrested are allegedly part of the new generation of clans from the town of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto.

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