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Italy and US break-up alleged drug trafficking network

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By Euronews
Italy and US break-up alleged drug trafficking network

<p>Police say a major cocaine trafficking network, allegedly run from a pizza restaurant in New York, has been broken up. </p> <p>Italian and <span class="caps">FBI</span> agents detained suspects in the southern Italian region of Calabria. </p> <p>They were held on charges of conspiracy to run an international drug trafficking ring, according to police.</p> <p>The network is accused of organising drug shipments from Costa Rica to the US and Europe. </p> <p>Italian investigators said they had evidence to show the network’s alleged kingpin was Gregorio Gigliotti, 59, who ran a pizzeria in the Queens borough of New York.</p> <p>He was indicted in America along with his wife and son last month for importing cocaine. He has pleaded not guilty.</p>