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Rome police arrest 29 in anti-Camorra mafia sweep

400 million euros of properties and companies sequestered

04 February, 12:39
Rome police arrest 29 in anti-Camorra mafia sweep (ANSA) - Rome, February 4 - Rome police on Tuesday arrested 29 people on suspicion of mafia association, fraud and extortion in relation the activities of a clan of the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra.

Assets worth around 400 million euros were also confiscated in the operation, including properties in Rome, Gorizia, Genoa and Caserta and companies operating in the fields of property, construction, food and hospitality, car sales, financial investment, betting, and stud farms.

Investigators said the assets derived from illegal activities organised by the 'Zazo' crime family, including drug trafficking and extortion of shopkeepers and businesspeople in the Fuorigrotta district of Naples. The Camorra has been extending its grip beyond its home patch in the province of Naples in recent years and there are concerns that it and other organised crime gangs are becoming increasingly strong in the capital.