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Italian police arrest 90 people in anti-mafia operation

English.news.cn   2014-01-23 02:40:55

ROME, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Italian police arrested 90 people on Wednesday in a massive roundup against the Contini clan of the Camorra Mafia, reported Ansa news agency.

Police also seized 250 million euros (340 million U.S. dollars) worth of assets during the sweep began at dawn in the regions of Campania, Lazio and Toscany.

At the police office in Rome, one of the people arrested in the operation suicided by jumping from the window soon after being taken into custody.

Italy has begun the "anti-Contini" investigation which is related to the "hegemonic" in Naples and the reinvestments of the Camora groups' incomes like immobile assets and companies controlled by Contini.

The operation was coordinated by the National Anti-Mafia Directorate and its district branches in Naples, Rome and Florence.

Editor: yan
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