Italy police strike blow against Calabrian mob in north

January 28, 2015 3:06 PM

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BOLOGNA, Italy (Reuters) - Police conducted a huge dragnet against a Calabrian mafia clan operating in northern Italy on Wednesday, arresting 110 people and seizing more than 100 million euros ($114 million), underlining the mob's spread to the wealthy north.

About half of those arrested are accused of being members of the 'Ndrangheta, a traditional organized crime group from Calabria in Italy's deep south. The Cutro clan first put down roots in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna in 1982, investigators said.

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