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Busting a pizza connection

Alfano's Pizza and Spaghetti Restaurant in tiny Oregon, Ill. (pop. 3,800), was a classic mom-and-pop eatery. The friendly Sicilian owner, Pietro ("Pete") Alfano, often tied on an apron and made the pizza himself. Townsfolk were understandably shocked last week when federal authorities arrested Pete, calling him a "main contact point in the United States" for an international drug-trafficking ring run by one of New York City's major Mafia families.

FBI Director William Webster and Attorney General William French Smith held a news conference in New York City last week to...