American and Italian police arrested members of Italian mafia in transatlantic raids
Jul 17, 2019
A police investigation by the Italian and American police resulted in the arrest of 19 members of the Italian mafia on charges of extortion, organized crime and fraudulent transfer of goods. The official operation was called 'New Connection,' and it involved around 200 officers from the FBI. Eighteen members were in Palermo, and one was in New York; the crimes were closely related to the Gambino family present in the U.S and Italy. More than $3.36 million in real state were confiscated; it was also found the family held most of the power in the Sicilian town of Passo Rigano, with food sales and gambling businesses as part of their empire.