Gotcha, Godfather!

The capture of the Sicilian Mafia's top don after 23 years as a fugitive will cripple but not kill the Mob

SALVATORE ("TOTO") RIINA, WHO listed his occupation as shepherd, once said the surest cure for a sore finger is to cut off the arm to which it is attached. Last week Italy's organized-crime network was decapitated when the 62-year-old godfather of the Sicilian Mafia was arrested as his car sat stuck in Palermo's rush-hour traffic.

As the don quietly surrendered -- confirming his identity and complimenting his captors -- Italy's law enforcers smelled a larger victory in their struggle against the Mob. Riina's capture was the latest in a series of successes by the government since it began to get tough...

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