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Italy, US and Colombia bust massive drug trafficking ring

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Italy, US and Colombia bust massive drug trafficking ring
Franco Roberti, Italy's anti-mafia and anti-terror chief, will be at the press conference in Rome at midday. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP
10:28 CEST+02:00
Thirty-three drug traffickers have been arrested and large quantities of cocaine seized as part of the investigation between Italy, America and Colombia

Eleven tonnes of cocaine, worth €3 billion, were seized as part of the operation, called 'Due Mari', which was coordinated between Italy's financial police, Calabria's anti-mafia squad (DDA), the Colombian National Police and America's Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Franco and Giuseppe Cosimo Monteleone, suspected members a clan of the Calabrian-based 'Ndrangheta mafia, allegedly headed drugs ring.

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