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Italian  police on Wednesday seized assets worth 1 million euros tied to a top level leader of the Cosa Nostra  in Catania

Police seized  land in  Catania  ,  two cars, a Smart and a Cooper Countryman, a motorcycle, and two individual businesses  belonging to  Carmelo Scuderi,54, a reputed  high-ranking mafia  extortionist, who has been placed under intensive special surveillance

Scuderi was  arrested in 2014  in  operation ‘Money Lender” as a strong suspect in crimes  of extortion and  usury involving the mafia

The arrest was part of a probe launched in 2007 targeting a ruthless   money lending racket run by  business owners in the Mafia family based  in Catania