Italian police just raided a mafia gambling empire

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said on Wednesday they had seized assets worth 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) and issued 41 arrest warrants in raids on gambling companies in Italy and abroad run by the 'Ndrangheta mafia organization.

Police believe the firms, including six that were operating out of Malta, were used to launder vast sums of illicit cash.

Italy's mafia groups, including the 'Ndrangheta from the southern region of Calabria, the Camorra from Naples and Sicily's Cosa Nostra,...

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