Police taking part in the dawn raids
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Italy police swoop on Mafia families

26 July 2013 Last updated at 17:50 BST

Police in Italy have arrested more than a hundred people across the country in a major operation against the mafia.

About 500 police officers, backed by dog units, a helicopter and coastal patrol boats were involved.

Leading members of two mafia families are reported to be among those detained.

Alan Johnston reports.