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Italian police say new Mafia boss arrested in Sicily

AFP  |  Rome 

have arrested new Mafia boss and dozens of other suspects in a major swoop, officials and media said on Tuesday.

Police arrested Mineo, 80, and 45 others in just before he was due to be officially anointed at a reconvened or Cupola, the police said.

The suspects are accused of extortion, illegal gun possession, arson, and other crimes, investigators said.

The Sicilian Mafia managed to rebuild the Cupola after it had not met for years, Italian media reported.

The Cupola was due to appoint Mineo official heir to notorious Mafia boss who died in prison last year.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 15:40 IST