Carabinieri avert Mafia hit with major operation

(ANSA) – ROME, SEP 13 – Carabinieri police said Monday that
they averted a Mafia hit with an operation targetting the Cosa
Nostra clan in the down of Bagheria, near Palermo, on Monday.
Eight alleged members of he clan were detained.
Investigators believe that mobsters were poised to carry out an
order from alleged boss Massimiliano Ficano to kill Fabio
Tripoli, a heavy drinker who is not in the Mafia and publicly
challenged the authority of the former in several occasions,
despite a punitive beating.
Investigators believe Ficano recently took command of the clan
from another mobster, Onofrio Catalano. (ANSA).