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Italian  police on Tuesday  arrested 26 alleged members of  the Puglian mafia in the town of  Lecce  and other parts of Italy  on charges of  trafficking in drugs, usury,and extortion,reports Ansa news

The arrests are  part of a police  probe targeting  the Sacra Corona Unita or Puglian mafia’s involvement  in international drug trafficking and  extortion of  entrepreneurs.

Investigators also uncovered  collusion  with officials. Local politicians are among  52 people currently under investigation.  Drug traffickers linked to the Sacra Corona Unita were arrested last March