• Short Summary

    Italian police are shortly expected to mount another major nationwide operation against the Sicilian Mafia, following the arrest of 32 suspected Mafia leaders during the past two days.

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    Italian police are shortly expected to mount another major nationwide operation against the Sicilian Mafia, following the arrest of 32 suspected Mafia leaders during the past two days.

    Police sources say another list of about 30 suspected Mafia criminals has been prepared, and will shortly be distributed to police for action.

    The lists of marked Mafia men were compiled during investigations by police into a recent upsurge of Mafia crime, including the assassination last May of Palermo's Chief Public Prosecutor, Dr Pietro Scaglione.

    SYNOPSIS: Italian police on Thursday continued a nation-wide operation against the Sicilian Mafia which has so failed to the arrest of 32 suspected Mafia leaders. Police are here checking roadblocks in Palermo. Another wave of police activity is now expected, since the authorities are reported to have complied another list of about 30 suspects. The list will shortly be distributed to police for action.

    The lists of marked Mafia men were complied during investigations by police into a recent upsurge of Mafia crime, including the assassination last May of Palermo's Chief Public Prosecutor, Dr Pietro Scaglione. The 32 already captured have been placed in separate cells in Palermo's L'Uciardone jail. They are allowed no contact with each other, and are charged with association to commit crime. Among those arrested on Wednesday were suspected Sicilian underworld members from major Italian cities described as being from "the new Mafia", the Mafia of the cities, which makes its money from building speculation, drug trafficking and other rackets, unlike the old-style Sicilian country Mafia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7YIFNASU45HLDKQC34XKHFCDV
    Media URN:
    VLVA7YIFNASU45HLDKQC34XKHFCDV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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