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Italian anti-mafia raids goal politicians and businessmen

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Italy’s monetary police had been investigating 18 contracts for suspected corruption

Police in Naples have arrested 69 individuals, together with political figures and businessmen, in raids focusing on Naples’ infamous Casalesi cartel.

The operation was centered on bribery and rigging of contracts within the crematorium and archaeology enterprise in favour of the Zagaria clan.

A kind of arrested was Naples’ high archaeology official whereas one other was an ex-mayor of Pompeii, reviews mentioned.

A development entrepreneur was alleged to move the corruption community.

The Casalesi cartel is seen because the strongest department of the Comorra, the formidable organised crime syndicate within the Naples space.

On Tuesday, prosecutors warned that the cartel had taken management of farm and meals companies within the area too, significantly gross sales of buffalo mozzarella.

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Italy’s monetary crime police unfold their internet extensive in Wednesday’s operation to incorporate native officers, civil servants, accountants and college professors, native media mentioned. Adele Campanelli, the pinnacle of Naples’ structure and positive arts division, was positioned beneath home arrest, in keeping with a number of reviews.

Police are investigating 18 contracts awarded since 2013, similar to the development of a museum near the Roman amphitheatre at Alife and a brand new crematorium in trendy Pompeii.