Mafia 'godfather' among 45 alleged mobsters held in Sicily

Italian police have arrested the pinnacle of the Sicilian mafia and 45 different alleged mobsters in an impressive blow to organised crime at the Mediterranean island, the deputy high minister, Luigi Di Maio, has stated.

The former capo di capi (boss of bosses), Salvatore “Toto” Riina, died in jail closing 12 months after spending virtually 1 / 4 of century in the back of bars for ordering dozens of murders, together with the ones of 2 of Italy’s most renowned anti-mob magistrates.

Police stated that amongst the ones arrested on Tuesday used to be Settimo Mineo, the pinnacle of the native mafia households within the Sicilian capital, Palermo. Officers stated he had lately been named the whole head of the island’s mafia, the Cosa Nostra.

“The arrests … constitute one of the crucial largest blows inflicted at the mafia by means of the state. Mineo have been elected inheritor of Toto Riina after his dying. There’s no extra space for this kind of scum in Italy,” Di Maio wrote in an Instagram put up.

Police had been because of unlock extra information about their operation afterward Tuesday.

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