Spanish Civil Guard officers arrest a man after searching a Restaurant in Barcelona during an international police operation against Italian Mafia on July 5, 2017. AFP / Josep LAGO
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Police detained 33 people in Spain, Italy and Germany Wednesday as part of a Europe-wide operation against suspected members of Italy's Camorra crime group, law enforcement officials said.Over 330 police officers carried out 35 morning raids on homes, restaurants and other businesses in the three countries as part of the operation, European Union police agency Europol said in a statement.Police seized assets worth 5 million euros ($5.6 million) from the suspects in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Britain as well as 520 kilograms of cocaine and 450 kilograms of hashish and marijuana, Europol said. Officers arrested 18 suspects in Italy, 12 in Spain and three in Germany, a Eurojust spokeswoman said.Police regularly detain members of the Italian mafias in Spain.
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