Italian police have arrested the person mentioned to be the brand new head of the Sicilian Mafia, along side 45 buddies.
The daybreak raid in Palermo netted 80-year-old jeweller Settimo Mineo. He used to be reportedly elected Cosa Nostra godfather at a Mafia assembly in Would possibly.
Italian media describe him because the successor to Toto Riina, who died in prison a yr in the past.
The Mafia suspects are accused of extortion, firearms offences, arson and different crimes.
The Sicilian Mafia – the Cosa Nostra – controlled to rebuild its management, referred to as the Cupola, after it had no longer met for years, reviews say.