Italy busts ‘mafia operation’ in large migrant center in Calabria

Over 500 agents took part in the overnight raids that saw 68 people arrested in Calabria, officials said on Monday. The crackdown targeted the suspected members of the Arena crime clan, part of the powerful ‘Ndrangheta mafia organization in southern Italy.

According to the investigators, the suspects infiltrated the large migrant reception center at Isola di Capo Rizzuto and siphoned off state funds through the complex, which is linked to a Catholic charity. The local priest Edoardo Scordio was also among the suspects.