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34 alleged mafia members arrested in Italy

NAPLES, Italy, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Italian police said Friday they arrested 34 people suspected of belonging to the Camorra and Calabrian 'Ndrangheta mafias.

Police arrested 22 suspected high-ranking members of the Camorra mafia clans in Naples, ANSA reported. Officials said the suspects are accused of extortion and loan-sharking.

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Police in Reggio Calabria, on the "toe" of southern Italy, arrested 12 people they suspect are members of two clans of the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta mafia. The 12 are accused of falsely claiming assets and carrying illegal weapons.

Officials said they also seized $6.5 million in commercial assets in Reggio Calabria, ANSA reported.

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