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A major police operation in Italy on Friday led to the arrest of 38 people, including almost every member of a southern town council, for alleged mafia connections.
Police swooped on addresses across southern Italy as part of the latest crackdown on corruption in local authorities, AFP reports.
Among those held by police were several council members in the town of Scalea, including the mayor.
Pasquale Basile, head of the town of 11,000 residents since 2010, is suspected of being an intermediary between two rival mafia clans and handing out contracts to mafia firms.
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