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Italian police act in drug crackdowns

ROME, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Italian police impounded a Rome restaurant and fitness center and seized a yacht in crackdowns against local Mafia organizations, officials said Friday.

An investigation into an alleged drug ring linked to the 'Ndrangheta Mafia in Calabria resulted in the impounding of the businesses, police said.

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Finance police arrested three people on money laundering and usury in connection with the theft of a 60-foot yacht, stolen two years ago and worth an estimated $650,000.

The suspects are believed to be linked to the Camorra Mafia group, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Seven people were arrested, six suspected drug couriers detained and cocaine and methamphetamine seized in Rome and Calabria, the news agency said.

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