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36 arrests in Gioia Tauro drugs sweep

Op in Reggio, Milan, Rome, Naples, Bari, Terni, Vicenza, Novara

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 6 - Italian police on Thursday made 36 arrests in a probe into Calabrian 'Ndrangheta mafia drug trafficking through the huge Calabrian containter port of Gioia Tauro, through which the Calabrian Mob moves most of the cocaine it brings to Italy from South America.
    Those arrested are charged with international narcotics trafficking aggravated by mafia methods.
    Arrests were made across the country in connection with the latest probe into 'Ndrangheta, Italy's richest and most powerful mafia thanks to its control of the European cocaine trade.
    The tax police operation, as well as hitting the Reggio Calabria area, also involved the provinces of Milan, Rome, Naples, Bari, Terni, Vicenza and Novara. (ANSA).
   

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