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Italian police begins drug raids

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A drug-dealing operation that had apparently set up operations in a prison suffered a blow on Wednesday as police in the southern Italian city of Salerno targeted dozens of individuals for detention.

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According to the police, 47 people were sorted out for not only allegedly dealing in drugs, but also reportedly set up a kind of market in the city’s prison for trade in products including mobile phones.

The suspects were also expected to be charged with blackmail and issuing threats.

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According to media reports, there were multiple search warrants and other legal documents issued as the raids began.

Salerno lies in the country’s south, to the south of Naples.

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Italian police in the region often launch multiple operations per week against Mafia groups or other organised criminal gangs.

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