The port of Gioia Tauro
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Mafia drug raids: 26 arrested in US and Italy

12 February 2014 Last updated at 04:51 GMT

Police in the US and Italy say they have arrested 26 people in simultaneous raids against a new mafia-operated drug trafficking route.

The operation foiled a plan to smuggle drugs and weapons from South America to the port of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, and targeted two mafia crime families.

Alpa Patel reports.