. Reputed mafia ‘godmother’ arrested at Rome airport « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE GUARDIAN/The interior minister, Luciana Lamorgese, praised the arrest of Maria Licciardi, 70, by Carabinieri officers on the orders of Naples prosecutors.

Police from the paramilitary Carabinieri’s special operations unit, which carried out the arrest, were not immediately available for details. But the Carabinieri press office posted a dispatch by the Italian news agency ANSA saying that Licciardi was arrested at Ciampino airport, Rome, as she checked in luggage for a flight to Spain.

Investigators have alleged that Licciardi ran extortion rackets as head of the Licciardi Camorra crime syndicate clan.

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