Among the charges the detainees – extortion and drug trafficking.

In Northern Italy the police conducted a massive roundup of members of the Calabrian mafia Ndrangheta, according to ANSA. Were detained 24 people, in particular senior officials and big businessman suspected of close ties with Ndrangheta.

Police are investigating the infiltration of mafia groups in business and politics in the region of Lombardy. Among the charges – extortion and drug trafficking. 21 detainees were arrested, three were put under house arrest, among them the mayor Seregno Edoardo Mazza.

Earlier, the police of Italy in the Puglia region in the South of the country have arrested 50 members of a local criminal group Sacra Corona Unita .