Sicilian Mafia takes a hard hit after secret recording

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    Organised crime in #Italy’s #Sicily takes a hit as over a dozen suspected mobsters have been arrested after a businessman secretly recorded an alleged Mafia extortionist, trying to force him to pay protection money, known locally as ‘pizzo’.

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