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PALERMO, Italy, July 22 (UPI) — Italian Carabinieri police said Friday they have arrested 40 suspected Sicilian Mafia members in the city of Messina, Sicily.

The crimes charged by Anti-Mafia authorities, include organized crime affiliation, drug trafficking, extortion and attempted extortion, loan sharking, operating illegal horse races and mistreating animals, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

The suspects are believed to be Cosa Nostra criminals from the Giostra and Camaro Mafia neighborhoods of Messina.  To read Click here: Italian police arrest 40 in Mafia sweep –