Behaviour of police officers, lawyer 'alarming' says judge
Trio accused of collaborating with the 'Ndrangheta mafia25 February, 17:25
Abigail Mellace said the two officers, Maurizio Lento and Emanuele Rodonò, as well as lawyer Anthony Carmelo Galati are being investigated.
Mellace said that wiretaps used in the investigation allegedly showed that the trio had mafia associations.
A third police officer is also under investigation.
Lenton and Rodonò, the former head and the former deputy head of the flying squad in the town of Vibo Valentia, allegedly tipped off the lawyer about past probes into the Mancuso clan.
Lento was arrested at Messina police HQ where he currently works while Rodonò was taken into custody in his office at Rome's flying squad. Officials said that by collaborating, the accused helped the mafia clan to become further entrenched.
Galati defended several Mancuso clan leaders in their native town of Limbadi near the coastal city of Vibo Valentia. 'Ndrangheta is Italy's richest and most dangerous mafia, dominating the European cocaine trade.