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Police arrest alleged Mafia members after Germany shooting left 6 dead

Police arrest alleged Mafia members  after Germany shooting left 6 dead

Italian police said yesterday they were arresting scores of suspects in a crackdown on organized crime clans believed to be involved in a feud that claimed the lives of six Italians in Germany earlier this month.
Police said they were carrying out as many as 40 arrest warrants.
"The operation is still under way. Scores have already been picked up, and searches are being carried out," said Renato Cortese, a top police official in the regional capital of Reggio Calabria.
The arrests were carried out mostly in San Luca, the tiny Calabrian town where the two rival clans are based. But Cortese said some suspects were also being sought in Rome.
"It is a vast operation that came in response of this terrible war involving the two families in San Luca," he said.
Those being sought included the brothers of two of the victims in Germany, as well top bosses of both clans, police said in a statement.
The ANSA news agency said charges included Mafia association, murder and arms trafficking. However, those directly responsible for the slaying in Germany were not arrested, ANSA said.
The six men, aged 16 to 38, were shot dead August 15 in Duisburg. The killings are believed to be the latest chapter in a feud between two clans of the 'ndrangheta, the Calabrian version of the Sicilian Mafia.

Updated : 2021-05-19 09:06 GMT+08:00