Italian Police Sweep Nabs Mafia Figures
Police made scores of arrests Saturday in what they called a major blow against organized crime in the southern region of Calabria.
The investigation, called “Operation Galaxy,” also implicated politicians and brought to light an alleged plot to kill a prosecutor in Catanzaro, one of the region’s main cities.
Police issued 143 arrest warrants across Italy, though most of those named were already in jail. Thirty-nine people were picked up in raids at dawn.