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A special squad of Italian police on  Tuesday  carried out a crime busting blitz  against the Cosa Nostra  resulting in the arrest  of over  30  suspects  accused  of  a cluster of  mafia connected  crimes, including  drug trafficking, illegal possession of weapons and kidnapping

The arrests took place in Agrigento,  and  in other provinces in Sicily, as well as in Parma in the region of Emilia-Romagna. . Police said the  investigation  was aimed at  the Cosa Nostra’s branch in Agrigento, and  involved  a  collaboration between Europol, Belgian and Italian authorities,  reports ,  OCCRP.            

.Among the  suspected mobsters was  Antonio Massimino, considered to be the new  mafia boss of the Agrigento Villaseta family, and Andrea Puntorno, the leader in an organised ‘ultras’ group of the Italian football club Juventus.

“From the investigation, emerges the role of Antonio Massimino, the recognized  super capo of Agrigento Villaseta,” said Antonio Amoroso, head of Palermo’s Anti-Mafia Investigation Directorate, in a news conference. A ‘super capo mafioso signifies the head of a branch in Sicily’s organized crime syndicate.  The Cosa Nostra chief  is considered to be one of the most ‘ruthless, bloodthirsty and unscrupulous’ in all of Sicily,