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Two police, lawyer held in 'Ndrangheta probe

'Gave tip-offs on probes'

25 February, 12:49
Two police, lawyer held in 'Ndrangheta probe (ANSA) - Catanzaro, February 25 - Two police officers and a lawyer were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of helping the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta mafia.

The former head and the former deputy head of the flying squad in the town of Vibo Valentia, Maurizio Lento and Emanuele Rodonò, allegedly tipped off lawyer Antonio Carmelo Galati 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.

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.