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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.''

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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.