Mafia suspect found dead in cell

Police say alleged Mafia leader hanged himself hours after being arrested.

    Italian police made 99 arrests among heads and members of Mafia clans on Tuesday [AFP]

    Provenzano's heir apparent, Salvatore Lo Piccolo, was apprehended in 2007.

    About 1,200 police, backed by helicopters and anti-drug units, carried out the latest round of arrests.

    Lo Presti and the other suspects were accused of crimes including extortion, trafficking of arms and drugs and having Mafia links.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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