U.S., Italian Police Arrest 80 in Gambino Crackdown (Update4)
By Patricia Hurtado and Steve Scherer
Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. and Italian police arrested about 80 people in the biggest mafia crackdown in 20 years as part of an effort to cut renewed ties between New York's Gambino crime ``family,'' once run by the late John Gotti, and Sicilian mobsters.
The FBI and other U.S. law enforcement agencies made 59 arrests, the agency said, while Italian police made about 20 arrests in an operation called ``Old Bridge,'' Italy's top mafia prosecutor Pietro Grasso said today. The last joint mob roundup of a similar scale was in 1988, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Palermo authorities broke up a heroin trafficking ring known as ``Iron Tower.''
``Whenever the relationship between the American and Sicilian mafias is interrupted, it's always resuscita
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