Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano speaks following an emergency meeting on security, at the ministry headquarters in Rome. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, Files)
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Italian police arrested six members of Sicily's Cosa Nostra mafia Friday as part of an inquiry that revealed a threat against Interior Minister Angelino Alfano.The wiretaps showed the grudge against Alfano stemmed from his readiness to toughen jail conditions for people convicted of mafia association, under the "41 bis" regime, subjecting them to near-total isolation.The regime is a particularly touchy subject within the Cosa Nostra, or "Our Thing," which was Italy's most powerful mafia group in the 1980s and 1990s, but has been overtaken by the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta.
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