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Italian police seize Rome restaurants in anti-mafia raid

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By Euronews
Italian police seize Rome restaurants in anti-mafia raid

<p>Italian police have seized two restaurants in Rome as part of a major anti-mafia raid in the city.</p> <p>The owner of both establishments was arrested on suspicion he was acting as a front for the mob.</p> <p>During the country’s economic slump, up-market eateries are being increasingly targeted by mafia gangs as an easy way to launder money.</p> <p>It is estimated that organised crime gangs own 5,000 restaurants across the country, earning up to 15 billion euros annually from the food industry.</p>