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Smith says Italian inquiry will bring more US arrests

Attorney General William French Smith said Tuesday that 25 to 30 or more organized-crime figures will be arrested in the United States as a result of an Italian investigation he called ''the single most devastating assault on the Mafia in its entire history.''

He and Italian Interior Minister Oscar Luigi Scalfaro met with aides at the Justice Department to begin a two-day meeting of the Italian-American Working Group on Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking.

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