Italian police break up mafia drug ring in Rome, arresting 26

January 20, 2015 2:45 PM

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ROME (Reuters) - Rome police broke up a mafia drug ring with links to Colombian narcotics gangs on Tuesday, arresting 26 people and seizing more than 600 kg (1,300 pounds) of cocaine and hashish.

The ring was led by known members of the 'Ndrangheta, or the Calabrian mob, from the small mountain town of San Luca in the deep south, investigators said.

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