THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Police arrest 84 in European crackdown on Italian mob
THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Hundreds of police in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters and seized around 2 million euros ($2.3 million) Wednesday in a series of coordinated raids targeting a powerful Italian organized crime syndicate.
“Today we send a clear message to organized crime groups across Europe,” said Filippo Spiezia, vice president of Eurojust, the EU prosecution agency that coordinated the raids. “They are not the only ones able to operate across borders; so are Europe’s judiciary and law enforcement communities.”
It was the second significant mob takedown in as many days.