The new godfather of the Italian mafia caught by police

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Italian police together with the carabinieri have arrested a man considered to be the new head of the Sicilian mafia. About it reports BBC News.

The RAID came at dawn on Tuesday, 4 December, in Palermo. In total were detained 46 people. All of them are accused of extortion, illegal possession of firearms, arson and other crimes.

Among those arrested was 80-year-old jeweler Settimo Mineo. According to police, it in may this year elected the new head of the Sicilian mafia “Cosa Nostra”. In the media, Mineo called the successor of one of the leaders Salvatore (Toto) Riina, who died in prison a year ago.

According to the Deputy head of the Italian government, Luigi Di Maio, arrests — “one of the most powerful blows of the state to the mafia”. “For this rabble in Italy there is no place”, — the politician wrote in Instagram.

The interior Minister of the country Matteo Salvini on his Twitter page said that the security forces managed to destroy the new “dome” — the Supreme Council of the group.

Riina, who was called “boss of bosses” of the Sicilian mafia, has died at the age of 87 in Parma on 17 November 2017, while serving a life sentence. Mafia was arrested in Palermo in 1993. It is believed that he personally participated in the murder of 40 people and gave orders to murder many others.

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