Mafia “Godfather” among 45 Alleged Mobsters Held in Sicily

City of Palermo. Credit: Bengt Nyman

(From The Guardian)

Italian police have arrested the suspected new head of the Sicilian mafia and 45 other alleged mobsters in a major blow to organised crime on the Mediterranean island, the government has said. . . .

Among those arrested on Tuesday was Settimo Mineo, an 80-year-old jeweller suspected of heading local mafia families in the Sicilian capital Palermo and of being promoted to lead the whole crime group in May, police said.

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