Mon, March 19, 2012
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Italian police arrest 60 in anti-mafia operation

2012-03-19 11:20:11 GMT2012-03-19 19:20:11(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

ROME, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Italian police on Monday arrested 60 people in southern Naples in an operation targeting local mafia, the ANSA news agency said.

According to local prosecutors, the 60 people arrested were suspected of crimes linked to the Neapolitan mafia Camorra, including corruption in legal proceedings and money laundering.

The majority of the arrested, including 16 tax judges as well as public officials and a noted university professor, were currently detained in prison. Some others were put under house arrest.

Police also seized around one billion euros (1.3 billion U.S. dollars) in assets during the operation.

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