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Alleged Mob Boss Arrested in Spain

June 15, 1998

TORREMOLINOS, Spain (AP) _ An alleged Italian mafia boss and two family members have been arrested in southern Spain on suspicion of drug trafficking, a local newspaper reported Sunday.

Francesco Cavallo, 68, was arrested along with his son, Renzo Cavallo, 36, and daughter-in-law, Monica Tosoni, 30, in two separate operations Saturday, the leading daily El Pais reported.

The older Cavallo is wanted in Italy to serve a 13-year jail term for a drug trafficking conviction, and has also avoided several Spanish arrest warrants for suspected involvement in similar activities, the paper said.

In a weekend crackdown, police also nabbed Moroccan Nourdine Eraoui _ an alleged associate of the Italian trio _ along with $40,000, more than 440 pounds of hashish and 20 pounds of cocaine.

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