4 May 2011

Mafia suspects arrested

10:46 am on 4 May 2011

Police in Italy have arrested 80 members of the mafia in two separate raids.

Forty arrests were made in a series of dawn raids in Calabria, in the south. Those detained included a mayor and three officials.

The BBC reports another group of 40 people - accused of drug smuggling between Italy and Spain - was arrested around the city of Naples.