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Italy police seize 'Mafia boss'
Antonio Rosmini
Antonio Rosmini has been on the run for several years
One of Italy's most wanted Mafia bosses has been arrested in the south of the country, Italian police say.

Antonio Rosmini was captured in an early-morning raid on his apartment in the port of Reggio Calabria.

He is a suspected leader of the Calabrian mafia, or 'Ndrangheta, which has begun to rival the Sicilian Mafia.

The 38-year-old went on the run for several years after being handed a life sentence for the murders of rival gangsters dating back to 1989.

The 'Ndrangheta specialises in drug trafficking.

Four Mafia clans operate in southern Italy with each controlling a specific area, AFP news agency reports.

A turf war between rival mafia gangs has claimed scores of lives in the city of Naples.




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