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Italian police smash drug gang in major Palermo raid

Italian police have arrested dozens of people in a major operation against drug trafficking in the southern city of Palermo.

Italian police have arrested dozens of people in a major operation against drug trafficking in the southern city of Palermo.

Warrants were issued against 58 suspects accused of crimes in relation to drug production and dealing charges, the news agency ANSA reported.

The operation targeted an organisation accused of managing drug dealing in the Sperone neighbourhood of Sicilian city.

According to authorities, the group dealt with drugs, ranging from cocaine to methamphetamine and marijuana.

It is done near the neighbourhood’s school, turning an estimated profit of about 1.5 million euros (1.72 million dollars) per year, ANSA said.

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