The former boss of a notorious mob in Rome has been arrested in connection with the murders of at least two members of a family, it has emerged.
A prosecutor’s office in the city of Palermo said a 32-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of the murders, which occurred in the 1990s.
The indictment, which was handed down on Monday, was made on suspicion that the man killed his mother, a father and two brothers.
The suspects, all from the Roma region, have not been named.
The prosecutors office said the suspect, a member of the Sicilian Mafia, was arrested in a house in the Roma neighbourhood of Pala Vecchio.
A police spokesman said the man was not arrested immediately.
It comes after Italy’s interior ministry launched an investigation into the murder of the family, which it said was the result of a series of violent robberies and extortions.
The man has been named as Francesco Gino, and the victim as his mother-in-law.