A little over a month ago, Italy was held up as a role model for their coronavirus response in Europe. But this week, Italy surpassed 1 million confirmed coronavirus infections, becoming one of the top 10 worst-affected countries globally.
Police and investigators told a news conference that most of the arrests, which totaled 169 by early afternoon, were carried out in the southern Italian region of Calabria, the base of the 'Ndrangheta crime group. More could be apprehended, they said.
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